Mediator Profile


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Richard H. McLaren

Innovative Dispute Resolution Ltd.
140 Fullarton Street
Suite 1800
London, Ontario   N6A 5P2

(519) 679-1407
(519) 679-5033 (fax)
mclaren@mckenzielake.com
www.idresolution.com
Degrees/Designations - H.B.A., L.L.B., L.L.M., C.Arb
Practice Areas - Business/Commercial, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labour and Personal Injury
Practice Description - Richard's experience as a mediator was born out of his role as a labour arbitrator. A dispute resolver is hired by the parties to assist them in settling their differences. Richard learned early on in his experience as a labour arbitrator that the parties were much happier with a mediated result than an arbitrated one.

Richard learned to take every opportunity to resolve disputes before him when the parties were willing to engage in discussions with him acting as a facilitator. While Richard has not taken formal training as a mediator he learned it by experience in the field. Now he has written about it, lectured on it and is regularly appointed as a mediator in disputes.
Background - 25 years of arbitration and mediation experience as a third party neutral in labour and commercial matters.

Recieved an H.B.A. in 1968 and L.L.B. in 1971 from the Univeristy of Western Ontario, L.L.M. from the London University in London, England in 1972 and is also a Chartered Arbitrator.

Canadian co-reporter, and more recently special consultant on the transnational insolvency project, through the American Law Institute, involving the bankruptcy and insolvency laws of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Teaches bankruptcy and insolvency law; banking and commercial law; contracts and secured transactions at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law.

Counsel to London law firm of MacKewn, Winder Kirwin where Richard does appellate litigation and consultive trial work as well as legal opinions in the fields in which he teaches and has written books.

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