Evidence based judgments with less procedural hurdles of litigation, less expensive, faster resolution.
Arbitration is a faster way of resolving legal disputes with more flexibility and less stringent procedural rules than a tradition court proceeding. An arbitrator will make a decision resolving the matter in dispute after reviewing the evidence submitted by the parties.
Jenny is a designated Qualified arbitrator. She is experienced in the hearing process and rendering decisions. She was a member of the Employment Standards Tribunal. She has also adjudicated over 200 property assessment complaints at the Property Assessment Review Panel.
Jenny is knowledgeable and experienced in different areas of law, including real estate, rentals, lease renewal, personal injury, disability insurance, business disputes, and employment disputes. You can be confident that your case will be fairly decided.
Role of the arbitrator
As soon as the parties appoint an arbitrator (or a panel of arbitrator), a preliminary conference will be set for the arbitrator and the parties to sit together, identify the issues, when and what documents will be exchanged, whether experts are needed, and set out the timelines for the arbitration proceeding. A hearing will be set. Documents and evidence will be exchanged. Parties will be given an opportunity to respond to the other parties' case. After the hearing, the arbitrator will issue a decision that will have the same effect as if the case was decided by the court.
In arbitration, an impartial third party, called an arbitrator, is appointed to hear the evidence and make a decision. The arbitrator’s decision is usually final and binding, meaning that the parties must abide by it.
Arbitration is often used as an alternative to litigation because it can be faster, less expensive, and more flexible than going to court. Unlike court proceedings, arbitration hearings can usually be scheduled around the needs and availabilities of those involved, including weekends and evenings. Additionally, the rules of evidence and procedure are often less formal in arbitration proceedings than in court proceedings.
The process of arbitration typically involves the following steps:
1. Agreement: The parties agree to submit their dispute to arbitration instead of going to court. This agreement may be made before or after the dispute arises.
2. Selection of Arbitrator: The parties agree on an arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators to hear the dispute. The arbitrator(s) should be impartial and have expertise in the area of law or industry relevant to the dispute.
3. Preliminary Hearing: The arbitrator(s) will hold a preliminary hearing to discuss the issues in dispute, set a schedule for the arbitration proceedings, and establish rules for the conduct of the proceedings.
4. Discovery: The parties exchange information and evidence relevant to the dispute.
5. Hearing: The parties present their evidence and arguments to the arbitrator(s) at a hearing. The hearing may be conducted in person or remotely.
6. Decision: The arbitrator(s) will make a decision based on the evidence presented at the hearing. This decision is usually final and binding.