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Winnipeg Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer

The proven Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution lawyers at PKF Lawyers have experience resolving cases in multiple industries using methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration in Canada. Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general alternative dispute resolution law, including but not limited to civil appeals in Winnipeg, Canada. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution lawyer.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an approach or means for resolving disputes outside the judicial system, commonly in the form of arbitration or mediation. ADR can also include negotiation, collaborative law and conciliation. Mediation is considered among the least formal alternatives to litigation that involves a panel or impartial third party (typically consisting of a group of qualified attorneys or retired judges experienced in negotiations) that intervenes to reach a settlement of the dispute.

The Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution attorneys have experience representing clients in cases involving:

  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Conciliation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation

The terms “arbitration” and “mediation” are sometimes used interchangeably, but this mixing of terminology is careless and inaccurate. While the mediator suggests possible solutions to the disputing parties, the arbitrator makes a final decision on the labor dispute which is binding on the parties.

Winnipeg Arbitration Lawyer

The Winnipeg arbitration lawyer adheres to the process of arbitration, which is the procedure by which parties agree to submit their disputes to an independent neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, who considers arguments and evidence from both sides, then hands down a final and binding decision. This alternative, which can be used to adjudicate business-to-business, business-to-employee, or business-to-customer disputes, can utilize a permanent Winnipeg arbitrator, an independent Winnipeg arbitration lawyer selected by the two parties to resolve a particular grievance, or a selected Winnipeg arbitrator. A board of arbitrators can also be used in a hearing.

Winnipeg Mediation Lawyer

In contrast to arbitration, Winnipeg mediation lawyers utilize a process whereby the parties involved utilize an outside party to help them reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Rather than dictate a solution to the dispute between labor and management, the mediator—who maintains scrupulous neutrality throughout—suggests various proposals to help the two parties reach a mutually agreeable solution. In mediation, the various needs of the conflicting sides of an issue are identified, and ideas and concepts are exchanged until a viable solution is proposed by either of the parties or the Winnipeg mediator. Rarely does the mediator exert pressure on either party to accept a solution. Instead, the Winnipeg mediation lawyer professional’s role is to encourage clear communication and compromise in order to resolve the dispute. Mediation can be a tremendously effective tool in resolving disputes without destroying business relationships. It allows parties to work toward a resolution out of the public eye (the courts) without spending large sums on legal expenses.

Trusted Winnipeg Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Firm

The Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution attorneys at PKF Lawyers are distinguished by a history of successful alternative dispute resolution claim recoveries. If you or your organization has received an unfavorable ruling in a prior trial, contact the Winnipeg alternative dispute resolution lawyers at PKF Lawyers in Canada.

PKF Lawyers attorneys practicing in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law: