Alternative Dispute Resolution
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At Field Law, we recognize that disputes can often be most effectively addressed by a process other than litigation. We offer a full range of alternatives to the traditional litigation process to allow our clients the best opportunity to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently without unnecessary cost. The processes used to assist our clients include the following:

  • Mediation - a flexible, confidential process in which a neutral party - the mediator - helps the parties work towards a resolution of their own choosing
  • Arbitration - a confidential process in which a neutral party - the arbitrator - hears evidence under oath and makes a binding decision on the issues in dispute
  • Judicial Dispute Resolution - a voluntary, confidential process in which a judge meets with the parties and their lawyers to assist them in resolving issues raised in a lawsuit, without the necessity of a formal trial
  • Interest-based Negotiation - a style of negotiation that looks behind the legal issues on the surface and focuses on each party's underlying needs or "interests"
  • Facilitation - a group decision-making process in which a facilitator encourages participation in discussion, helps balance discussion and keeps parties focused on the issue to be discussed or decided
  • Neutral Evaluation - a process in which a neutral individual with particular expertise or experience reviews information provided by the parties and gives an opinion on the issue presented
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Calgary
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Practice Group Leader
Edmonton
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Meghji v Ippolito, 2017 ABPC 7
Condominium Corporation No. 0825873 v. 1246153 Alberta Ltd., 2010 ABQB 718
May 16 - 4 min read
Judge, Jury + Mediator: The One-Stop Shop of Binding JDR
In the landscape of legal dispute resolution, binding judicial dispute resolution (binding JDR) presents a compelling alternative to traditional litigation, merging judicial authority with the flexibility of mediation. This method is particularly benef...
November 2022 - 3 min read
Arbitration and Litigation and Bankruptcy, Oh My!
What happens when a party who has agreed to arbitrate its dispute goes bankrupt? If the arbitration process compromises the efficiency of the receivership process, the Court may decide to deal with the dispute and the entire bankrupt e...
August 25, 2022
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2023
39 Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 39 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...
August 2021
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2022
38 Field Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...
August 2020
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021
38 Fielders Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...