Mediator Profile

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Richard Worsfold

Richard Worsfold - Mills and Mills LLP
2 St. Clair Avenue West
Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario   M4V 1L5

416-863-3997 (fax)
Degrees/Designations - LLB - Osgoode Hall - 1983
Practice Areas - Business/Commercial, Employment, Estate, Insurance and Personal Injury
Practice Description - Richard has been practising law in the areas of employment law, personal injury litigation, estate litigation and commercial litigation for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has recognized that what a client most wants is a reasonable resolution at an early stage.

After training as a mediator in 2003 and 2004, Richard has been mediating disputes in his areas of knowledge since that time. Richard attempts to create a calm and respectful enviroment at mediation to allow participants to concentrate on resolving their disputes.
Background - Born in Ottawa, Richard was called to the Bar in 1985 and practiced with two smaller firms before joining the law firm Basman Smith as a partner in 1993. Richard's years of litigation experience allow him to successfully mediate in his areas of experience of employment law, personal injury, estates litigation and commercial litigation.

Richard's preferred approach as a mediator is an 'interest based' approach, attempting to assist the parties to come to a practical and fair resolution all can live with. Richard's extensive experiece as a litigator is also of assistance, however, where a 'rights based' approach is adopted.
Fees - Richard is available at Roster rates for Simplified Procedure matters when requested.

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