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Randy Noonan, Arbitrator, New Westminster, British Columbia.

Randy Noonan

R. Noonan ADR Solutions Ltd.
#205 – 810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
Tel: (604) 315-8050
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Randy is a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator with more than 30-years’ experience, primarily in labour, employment, and human rights, working in both public and private sectors.

Prior to commencing his arbitration practice, Randy acted as in-house counsel both in the education and health sectors.  He was co-founder of Noonan Hewson Law Firm in Vernon, B.C.  He was counsel in many high-profile cases and has appeared before a wide range of administrative tribunals and all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Labour and Employment law are rife with issues that involve a sensitive balancing of interests and with maintaining ongoing relationships.  Randy has spent many years discerning underlying issues and understanding what motivates the parties involved in disputes.  He has a reputation as a fair and understanding arbitrator/mediator and for helping parties to find creative solutions to workplace and dismissal disputes.

Arbitration Experience

Randy has had arbitration appointments in these sectors: education (both K-12 and Post-Secondary), health (both public and private), brewery, concrete, pulp and paper, lumber, forestry, food production, elevator, meat industry, soft drink industry, ferries, firefighting, police, shipyards, insurance, tug boat, packaging and transport

Case Experience

  • Contract Disputes
  • Labour/Unions


  • LLB – University of Victoria, 1987
  • Justice Institute of BC – Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies Scholarships from Swinton & Company, Davis and Company, Ladner Downs
  • Studied/practiced in London, England on an international scholarship from Linklaters & Paines
  • Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for Chief Justice Allan McEachern

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Arbitrators Association of BC
  • Yukon Public Service Labour Relations Board (adjudicator)
  • Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals
  • B.C. Council of Administrative Tribunals
  • Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board (adjudicator)
  • Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau Register of Arbitrators

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