We have a wealth of experience in resolving disputes outside of court.

JSS Barristers is highly regarded for its alternative dispute resolution practice, boasting a great deal of experience acting for claimants and respondents in some of the largest arbitral disputes in the province of Alberta, at the ICC, and other international commercial arbitrations, often involving high financial stakes and complex facts and law. 

As a result of our experience and qualifications in alternative dispute resolution procedures, we are deeply familiar with the processes involved and the strategic considerations necessary to ensure that our clients are put in the best position possible to achieve a desirable outcome in an efficient manner. 

We understand the processes involved, the interests at stake and the needs of our clients, and work towards achieving the best possible result. Some of our expertise and the areas in which we frequently offer advice or represent clients include Unanimous Shareholder Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Construction Contracts, and oil and gas contracts.

Our firm also offers a full suite of alternative dispute resolution services. Click here for more information about our service offerings in this area.

Arbitration

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising clients on regional and international commercial arbitration matters of all sizes.

JSS Barristers is highly regarded for its mediation practice, boasting a great deal of experience acting for claimants and respondents in some of the largest arbitral disputes in the province of Alberta, at the ICC, and other international commercial arbitrations, often involving high financial stakes and complex facts and law.

Our lawyers have argued in a wide range of institutional and ad-hoc arbitration settings on international and domestic matters. When going to arbitration, we rely on the extensive knowledge and experience in determining the best strategy and presentation of our client’s arguments. 

As counsel, our lawyers have been retained for large, complex, and multi-party arbitrations under the auspices of many international institutions including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) arising in a variety of contexts, including energy industry disputes, construction claims, and commercial disputes. Our lawyers are called upon to represent our clients from the initiation of the arbitration, through to obtaining the resulting award, and, if necessary, in any domestic enforcement proceedings. 

In addition to the international arbitration experience of our lawyers, JSS Barristers is also frequently retained to represent clients in domestic disputes relating to a broad spectrum of complexity and claim values. The variety of experience is a significant asset to our lawyers and their ability to approach solutions with unique perspectives, developed from participating in a broad array of arbitrations.

  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Labour
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills and Estates

For more information about our services as arbitrators, visit our Dispute Resolution page.

Mediation

Mediations are becoming increasingly popular as a faster, more cost-effective alternative to the courts.

As trusted advisors in the mediation process, we can provide counsel and act as agents on our client’s behalf. The attorneys at JSS Barristers have extensive experience in advocating for our clients in the mediation process, working with the mediator - as well as the opposing side - to come a mutually beneficial settlement.

  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills and Estates

Additionally, several of our lawyers are available for appointment as mediator. For more information about our services as mediators, visit our Dispute Resolutions page.

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Construction Deficiencies
  • Franchise Disagreements
  • Labour
  • Insurance Claims
  • Employment Matters
  • Judicial Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Neutral Fact-Finding
  • ADR Suitability Screening
  • Early Case Assessment
  • Dispute Management Systems Design

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