Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers
Halifax Nova Scotia

Mediation - Arbitrations

For collective agreement disputes, Teryl Scott legal mediator-arbitrators work for the mutual benefit of the parties, using cost-effective mediation.  When the parties are unable to come to an agreement, binding decisions are provided.

The main difference between mediation and arbitration is that mediation results in a consent agreement. Arbitration results are ordered by an arbitrator if the parties cannot agree to the outcome.. The mediator can also be the arbitrator or they can be different people. These methods are alternatives to traditional litigation which can be costly and time-consuming and significantly harm relationships.  

The mediation-arbitration process prepares and supports the parties to engage in mutually beneficial, streamlined arbitrations when needed. These streamlined hearings are significantly less expensive than adversarial hearings. They determine what happened and who should take responsibility for any remedies in a way that strives to value the underlying relationships. 

These procedures are similar to the Divorcing Well ™  divorce mediation programs at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. 

For those situations where the parties prefer a traditional arbitration process, these are also available.

LISA TERYL, the senior mediator and arbitrator.  She summarizes in the article, “A restorative adjudication process shows promise” the cost savings in legal fees achieved using streamlined hearing procedures while serving as Senior Legal Counsel with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (Nova Scotia Barristers’  Society magazine The Society Record, 2015).


DANIEL WILBAND has significant experience with labour and employment law and also human rights issues that arise in workplaces. He has worked closely with unions assisting with collective agreement matters, constitutional law and complex human rights issues. He also assists non-unionized employees with severance and employment termination issues. 

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Arbitrator costs are $350 /hr. Depending on the length of the mediation and hearing, monthly flat fees can be provided to be cost-effective for the organization. Cancellation fees for the hearing are also negotiable. Discounts are available for non-profits and smaller businesses. HST and any disbursements are additional costs.

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We work to solve your issues in a timely manner.

Cost Effective

No retainer fees. Our lawyers bill-as-you-go.

Other Legal Services

We have a variety of lawyers including employment lawyers, family lawyers, and estate planning lawyers. Or if you’re interested in a legal service you can’t find information about, please contact us.

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Get Your Appointment

Call (902) 706-5030 or email senior legal counsel, Lisa Teryl, to start your process. We're here to listen to your legal issues and resolve them fairly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our Law Firm

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. offers a wide variety of legal services in Halifax, Bedford, Dartmouth and the Nova Scotia area. While we have very experienced family lawyers we also provide legal coaching for contested separations and divorces. We also offer quick turnarounds on wills and estate planning in the city.

Client Reviews

I recently had my will updated along with my power of attorney and a medical directive. The process was very simple as I set up a phone consultation with my lawyer,... read more

thumb Barry Johnson
April 20, 2022

Lisa has my highest respect with her knowledge of employment law. I would without hesitation, recommend her service! Thank You again, Lisa.

thumb Bill Sullivan
March 4, 2022

Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. She made the entire process as painless as possible and I felt very supported throughout. I would highly recommend Lisa’s services.

thumb Myra Davis
October 19, 2021

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