Academy Member Inducted 2020

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Richard H. McLaren, O.C., C.Arb., Arbitrator & Mediator, London, Ontario.

Richard H. McLaren, O.C., C.Arb.

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Innovative Dispute Resolution, Ltd.
140 Fullarton Street
Suite 1800
London, ON N6A 5P2
Tel: (519) 679-1407
Fax: 519-679-5033
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration; Labour Arbitration

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1980
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/7/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/7/24)1600
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Richard McLaren is a well recognized Canadian and global Arbitrator and Mediator for commercial and business matters, sports-related disputes, and labour & employment matters.

Called to the bar of Ontario and a member in good standing of the Law Society of  Ontario, McLaren practises corporate and commercial law and is currently legal counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP.

McLaren is also a highly respected academic as a professor of law at  Western University having taught bankrupcty & insolvency, banking, commercial law, contracts, sports and secured transactions. He is also a published author on corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency and alternative dispute resolution.

Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • International
  • Labour/Unions
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • HBA Ivey School of Business
  • LL.B. Western Law
  • LL.M. London School of Political Science and Economics, University of Lodnon, UK.

Memberships & Affiliations

Arbitration & Mediation Memberships & Associations

  • ADR Institute of Ontario
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Bejing Arbitration Commission's Panel of Arbitrators
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS Switzerland)  
  • International Chamber of Commerce (France)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (UK)
  • National Academy of Arbitrators (United States of America)

Legal Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

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