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Andrew M. Diamond, Arbitrator & Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Andrew M. Diamond

ADR Chambers Inc.
180 Duncan Mill Road
4th Floor
Toronto, ON, M3B 1Z6
Tel: (416) 362-8555
Fax: (416) 362-8825
Website: www.adrchambers.com
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Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

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  • Practice Commenced: 2006
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2020): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2020): 200
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Biographical

Andrew is a leading, Toronto-based mediator and arbitrator with over 14 years’ experience as a third party neutral in the public and private sectors.

Andrew’s mediation and arbitration practice focuses on:

  • employment law matters including, wrongful dismissal, harassment and discrimination claims, and workplace disputes;
  • tort litigation including auto accidents, accident benefit, product liability and slip and fall cases; and
  • commercial and construction cases including contracts, partnership disputes, construction lien litigation, insolvency related cases and claims officer appointments.

Andrew is an arbitrator on the Canadian Transportation Agency List of Arbitrators and an approved facilitator for the Ontario Energy Board and PEI Potato Board. He is a claims officer dealing with matters that fall under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and other insolvency law matters for companies such as Nortel, Fraser Papers and Radio Shack. Andrew is an approved mediator and arbitrator for the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program (NADAP).

Andrew was a public sector adjudicator and mediator from 2005 to 2018 including 10 years with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal between 2008 and 2018. He was a former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal and a former Registrar in Bankruptcy, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario.

Andrew was on the ADR Chambers appointed list of mediators and arbitrators handling cases involving the Insurance Act and Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) between 2012 and 2018.

Prior to his public appointments, Andrew practiced law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, focusing on insolvency and restructuring litigation, competition law, securities litigation and corporate commercial disputes. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and a number of boards and tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Assessment Review Board.

Andrew lectures on bankruptcy, presents at conferences across Canada on insolvency law, and has published articles in the Employment and Labour Law ReporterThe Canadian Bankruptcy Reports and the Annual Review of Insolvency Law.


Case Experience

  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Competition Act
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Family Businesses
  • Human Rights Act
  • Insurance
  • Labour/Unions
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education

  • LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School  1989
  • M.B.A. with Distinction, Schulich School of Business  2003
  • B.A. from McGill University 1985
  • Harvard Law School Certificate in Mediation  2009.
  • The American University, Washington, D.C. seminar program in law and justice.
  • University of Windsor program in alternative dispute resolution organized by the Stitt Feld Handy Group  2010
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Called to the Ontario Bar  in 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR)
  • Past member of the Commercial List Users Group
  • Former Member the Advocates’ Society
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario

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