For the past 30 years as a practising litigation lawyer, one constant theme expressed by both personal and business clients has been the need to have litigation over and done with - the desire to have their lives back: to get back to earning money and creating wealth; to get back to a focus on family and personal relationships; to get back to sleeping through the night. Litigation takes an incredible personal and financial toll and can drag on endlessly at enormous expense. An effective mediation between parties acting in good faith can bring all that to an end – often in just one day
As a mediator, my focus is on bringing a cost effective and timely resolution to conflict. The best outcome to any dispute is one that everyone can agree to.
Virtual mediations are available by videoconference or teleconference, as the parties require
Alan Butcher brings to the table 30 years of experience in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation. After spending 20 years with one of Canada’s largest law firms (15 years in Toronto; 5 years in Hamilton), Alan started his own firm ten years ago and continues that practice. He is knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of matters, including complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability, breach of contract cases, defamation, disputes over real and personal property and related valuations.
Alan’s training and experience in alternative dispute resolution began in law school and continued as part of his professional development on multiple occasions, including obtaining a certificate in Commercial Mediation.
Appointed to the Assessment Review Board (Ontario) in March of 2018 for a 2 year term, Alan was provided with extensive up to date training in alternative dispute resolution, and gained valuable experience as a hearing officer in the conduct of both virtual and in person settlement conferences. Alan now brings this training and experience in the techniques of both in person and virtual multi-party mediations to his private mediation practice.
The rate for mediation services is $500 per hour
A minimum of 2 hours will be allocated for preparation time, unless otherwise agreed to in advance.
All disbursements, including room rentals, food and beverage, or other charges incurred by the mediator necessary to the conduct of the mediation shall be in addition to the hourly fee.
All rates and charges are subject to HST, where applicable.
The services of Alan Butcher, Mediator are provided through
Butcher Litigation Professional Corporation
Unless otherwise agreed, mediation briefs shall be provided no later than 5 business days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Any cancellation within 5 business days of the mediation date shall be subject to a minimum fee of $1,500, plus any applicable disbursements (such as room cancellation charges).
Alan Butcher, Mediator
Hamilton, Ontario Tel: 905-315-3163 email: email@example.com
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