As a complement to his legal practice of 30 years,
Robert has encouraged the use of mediation to resolve disputes for over two
decades. In his view, there has to be an alternative to the court process for
those who would see a more progressive approach to conflict resolution.
Mediation is a form of negotiation process where the parties meet under the supervision and guidance of a neutral person who has expertise in law, negotiation, and mediation principles.
more cost effective
less confrontational thus preserving relationships
Mediation is an excellent first step for most legal matters and is, in fact,
mandatory under Ontario law once a legal action has been commenced (certain
matters are exempt). A mediator may be retained prior to or during a legal
action to assist in settlement.