A well known litigator and former law professor, Colin will quickly identify the issues, communicate clearly and deliver a fair solution.
Colin Stevenson CV
Colin has been a certified specialist in civil litigation since 2000 and has experience in basically every facet of that field. These days he spends most of his time in ADR relating to real estate and construction related litigation, commercial litigation, fraud litigation, employment litigation, class actions and international law.
In 2015 Colin launched his complementary practice as a mediator and arbitrator with a view to resolving disputes efficiently, expeditiously and economically.
Colin is the Past President of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). He is the former Chair of the Civil Litigation executive of the OBA. He is also a member of the Advocates Society, and has the Q.Arb. designation from the ADR Institute of Ontario. In 2019 he took the Harvard mediation course. In October 2019 he was appointed an interim Adjudicator under the Construction Act. In November 2020 he was appointed as an ad hoc negotiator by the federal Minister of Natural Resources under s. 88 of the former National Energy Board Act in respect of a pipeline dispute.
Colin obtained his first law degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1982 and his LL.M., primarily in the field of environmental law, from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983. Returning to Ireland in 1983, he taught law (numerous subjects) at University College, Cork (U.C.C.) until 1986. During that time, however, he returned to Osgoode Hall Law School as a visiting professor (teaching property and municipal law) for the fall semester in 1985. Colin moved permanently to Canada in 1986 where he practiced administrative law with Goodman & Goodman for a year.
Upon his call to the Ontario Bar in 1988 he preferred to practice commercial litigation and joined Teplitsky, Colson, where he stayed for some 15 years, before starting his own litigation boutique-which is now called Stevenson Whelton LLP.
AGREEMENTS AND ARTICLES
Standard Track and Fast Track Arbitration
Terms of Appointment as Arbitrator
10 Essential Tips for Breaking an Impasse in a Commercial Mediation
10 Essential Tips for Any Commercial Mediation in Ontario
10 Essential Tips for Any Commercial Arbitration in Ontario
Arbitral Awards: Appeals, Setting Aside and Enforcement
Ethics and Negotiation in a Franchise Dispute
Ethics and Settlement: Let Right Prevail
ADRIC Arbitration Rules (December 2016)
CCDC Rules for Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Disputes
On February 15, 2021, the International Bar Association (“IBA”) released its latest update on the “IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration” (the “2020 Rules”)
IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses (October 7, 2010)
UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (revised 2013)
IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration (October 23, 2014)
IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration (May 25, 2013)
RATES and AVAILABILITY
The fee for a one-day mediation (10am-5pm plus 2 hours of preparation) is $5,000 + HST. Additional time will be charged at $500 per hour. The cost will be divided equally between the parties unless agreed otherwise.
Arbitrations will be billed at $500 per hour + HST. The cost of the venue and related disbursements will be charged at cost. A small mediation may be held at our Toronto office without an additional venue fee.
In order to determine Colin's availability please email Carolyn at carolyn@stevensonADR.ca.
Colin will mediate or arbitrate at weekends if arranged in advance.
15 Toronto Street, Suite 200
Toronto ON M5C 2E3