February 13, 2015

One chance to choose arbitrator

Rebecca Jones article was published in the February 13, 2015 issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.

"Arbitration offers parties a benefit not available in the court system: the ability to have a hand in selecting the individual(s) who will decide your dispute. The advantages of engaging the parties in selecting their arbitrator are obvious. The parties are best placed to select an arbitrator with particular expertise relevant to the dispute, and involvement in the selection of the arbitrator should provide both parties with confidence in the arbitrator's ability to fairly determine the dispute. One would expect that parties who have had a hand in choosing their arbitrator will be more willing to accept his or her determination of the outcome of the dispute..."