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Mediation and Arbitration

All litigation is dispute resolution. The parties to a dispute can choose to negotiate a resolution, mediate to a resolution, or continue to trial. About 97% of commercial cases eventually settle. What is most important is resolving the case at the optimum time with the least expenditure of costs required to bring the dispute to resolution. Key to this exercise is choosing the right mediator.

If the dispute cannot be resolved in mediation, arbitration is often a practical, and efficient method to have the dispute determined because it can be streamlined to meet the parties’ requirements in a way the civil justice system cannot match.

Leslie Dizgun is an experienced and well respected advocate in commercial litigation and employment law matters. He has also been retained by senior family law and employment law counsel to assist them on commercial litigation issues intersecting with their practices. This broad experience supports his skills in mediation and arbitration.

Leslie is a member of the ADR Chambers expert panels, and a Chartered Mediator. Leslie has conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations, and is highly regarded by counsel for his ability in mediations to get to the key issues dividing the parties, and in arbitration, for his sound judgment. Leslie received his Master of Laws degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, and is co-author of a book on Mediation Advocacy. He attended the Harvard Program On Negotiation’s Mediation skills training workshop. Leslie is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and teaches Dispute Settlement in the Civil Justice System.

Leslie is committed to standards of excellence in dispute resolution. He teaches extensively in programming offered by the Advocates Society, and was recently honoured by the Advocates Society with the award for teaching excellence for his contribution to the continuing legal education of lawyers in Ontario.

The skills required to litigate and mediate are complementary. Leslie’s experience allows him to offer a sophisticated and nuanced approach to resolving disputes.