Alternative Dispute Resolution – Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration

Although sometimes litigation is necessary, it is not always the first or best choice for handling legal disputes. Many matters lend themselves to alternate forms of dispute resolution, which can be both less formal and more collaborative, saving time and money for all parties involved. Resolution may come by negotiation and settlement, mediation, arbitration or through a creative combination of these techniques.

Arbitration is a simplified version of a trial involving no discovery and simplified rules of evidence. Arbitrations proceed pursuant to the arbitration agreement between the parties and the decision is made by the arbitrator(s) selected by the parties.

Mediation is an even less formal alternative to litigation. Mediators are individuals trained in negotiation who bring opposing parties together and attempt to work out a settlement or agreement acceptable to both parties.

Toronto Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers

At Mills & Mills LLP, we recognize that no one wants to be involved in litigation. Our lawyers excel at assessing each client’s case and crafting strategies that employ alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve the most expeditious, cost-effective and successful outcomes for our clients.

Contact Mills & Mills LLP

For more information on whether alternative dispute resolution is right for your case, contact us at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Lawyers

  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees


    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

    416-682-7159 | Email
  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham


    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

    416-682-7109 | Email
  • Robert A. Cobham, Q.C.

    Robert A. Cobham, Q.C.


    Bob serves Mills & Mills LLP as Counsel after having served as a partner with the firm from 1972 to 2016. Bob articled with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 1968. He was appointed Queen’s C...

    416-682-7104 | Email
  • Anthony J. Frost

    Anthony J. Frost


    Tony joined Mills & Mills in 2001. His prior experience with Toronto national firms exposed him to an array of commercial and personal matters including business disputes and general litigation. I...

    416-682-7142 | Email


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