Name: John P. Sanderson Q.C.
 Sanlaing Dispute Resolution Limited
Suite 803 - 750 West Pender Street
BC V6C 2T8
Tel: (604) 685-8329
(604) 685-9254
Email: jsanderson@sanlaing.ca
Website: www.sanlaing.ca

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Case Experience (Civil):
Construction, Corporate/Commercial, Employment, Insurance, Labour Relations, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Administrative (incTribunals), Arts (Fine & Performing), Aviation & Air, Banking & Finance, Education, Energy Sector, Entertainment Industry, Environmental, First Nations, Fisheries / Fishing Rights, Forestry, Harassment, Hospitals/Health Industry, Hospitality Industry, Health Care/Disputes, Human Rights/Discrimination, Libel & Slander, Media & Communications, Multi-Party / Complex, Municipal, Non-Profit Organizations, Oil & Gas, Professional Negligence, Public Policy, Schools & Universities, Securities, Sports, Trade (inc International), Transportation, Workers Compensation

B.A. - McGill; L.L.B - Osgoode Hall; Q.C. - 1976. Mr. Sanderson has co-authored a leading textbook on ADR published by Carswell, entitled "Innovative Dispute Resolution: The Alternative". He has authored a textbook on arbitration entitled "Labour Arbitrations and All That" and also a book on collective bargaining entitled "The Art of Collective Bargaining", both published by Canada Law Book.

Acted as mediator, facilitator and arbitrator in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Northwest Territories, in commercial transactions, including insurance claims and corporate contractual disputes, in construction matters and disputes, in environmental disputes, in inter-governmental disputes, employment matters and in relation to aboriginal claims. Ombudsperson to B.C. Hydro. Court appointed arbitrator with respect to Hepatitis C Class Action claims.

Advised a wide variety of public and private sector parties across Canada in all aspects of conflict resolution and dispute settlement including: designing effective conflict resolution systems; providing training and advice on the operation of such systems; conducting conflict and relationship audits; facilitation; mediation; arbitration; the negotiation of collective agreements; advice and opinions on the full range of dispute settlement matters.

Representative parties have ranged from most trade unions to the Federal Government, Governments of Ontario and the Northwest Territories, municipal governments and agencies, major banks and financial institutions, health care bodies and institutions, construction companies and associations, resource industries, manufacturing concerns, professional organizations, national airlines, public utilities, universities and school boards, non-profit organizations, small manufacturers, public interest groups and aboriginal councils and organizations.

Memberships & Affiliations:
Member of Ontario Law Society and B.C. Law Society; Member and former Chairman of the Labour Relations Section, the Canadian Bar Assn.; Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, the Canadian Bar Assn.; Past-President of Board of Directors of B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute; Member of Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario; Past-President, B.C. Chapter, and former member of Board of Directors of Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; founding Director of a non-profit educational organization, The Pacific Foundation for Economic and Social Co-operation, and its Centre for Conflict Management; former Chair, Advisory Board, Centre for Labour and Management Studies, University of British Columbia; appointed to the distinguished panels of arbitrators and mediators at ADR Chambers Inc. and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre; member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada panel of arbitrators and mediators which adjudicates disputes in amateur and Olympic sports; retired Senior Adjudicator, Indian Residential School Abuse Secretariat.

Languages: English

Practice Commenced
: 1970

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