THE LAW TIMES – New system means change in role of mediators

“I think cutting out the mediation stage was a mistake because it gets rid of a lot of files that then don’t have to go through to an arbitration,” says Darryl Singer who saw 75 per cent of his cases resolved through mediation before the LAT [Licence Appeals Tribunal] began.

“The two major shortcomings of the LAT is that it eliminates very early mediation of the AB [accident benefit] claims and also in many cases eliminates the opportunity for an actual full-blown arbitration in place of a mediation.”
(April 10, 2017 edition of The Law Times, Page 11.)

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