Colin Taylor, Q.C., C.Med., C.Arb.

Colin Taylor, Q.C., C.Med., C.Arb. is a highly respected Mediator and Arbitrator with extensive experience in all sectors of the economy.

Mr. Taylor earned his B.A., LL.B. (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and was awarded the Gold Medal in Law. He taught at the Law School there for three years before embarking on his Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice which has taken him into disputes across the country. Mr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in political science and is a Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator (ADR Institute of Canada).

Mr. Taylor has been appointed to the distinguished panels of arbitrators and mediators at ADR Chambers Inc., and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, both domestic and international panels.

Mr. Taylor is named in ADR section of "Best Lawyers in Canada".

Notable recent appointments include:

Project Mediator – major civil works construction dispute; Arbitrator – international commercial contract dispute involving Canadian and Korean corporations; Arbitrator – financial services contract dispute involving major financial institution and foreign clients; Mediator – dissolution of professional accounting firm; Mediator – disputes arising from contracts among large dental practices; Arbitrator/Mediator – dispute between national financial services firm and brokers; Arbitrator/Mediator – dispute involving prominent NGO and executives; Mediator – dispute involving international gaming corporation and executive; Industrial Inquiry Commissioner (B.C.); Commissioner (Public Inquiries Act – P.E.I.); Chair – Arbitration Panel Government of BC and Crown Counsel; Ombudsperson – Simon Fraser University (Tenure and Promotions); Mediator – First Nations Disputes.

Mr. Taylor is a named arbitrator in numerous agreements. He has been called upon to assist in major commercial disputes, including: investment dealer/client litigation; estate disputes; shareholder rights and distribution of share rights; partnership dissolution; construction; breach of contract; harassment; employment and dismissal disputes; Bill 13 – Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract Regulation issues and First Nations occupation of municipal tax jurisdiction disputes.

Mr. Taylor is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences including:

"Principles of Negotiation" presented to Bull Housser - June 2013; "Ethics in Negotiations" presented to Canadian Bar Association (BC) Labour Section – March 17, 2011; "Principles of Negotiation" for "Legal Strategies in Business Acquisitions” presented for Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia – February 11, 2011; "Multi-Party Mediations" presented to Canadian Bar Association (BC) ADR Section (Kelowna) November 2009; "ADR Best Practices" presented to Canadian Bar Association (BC) ADR Section (Nanaimo) March 2007; "ADR Best Practices" presented to Canadian Bar Association (BC) ADR Section (Kelowna) November 2006; "Privacy and Medical Information" presented for Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, June 2005; "An Arbitrator's Perspective on the Supreme Court of Canada and Arbitral Jurisdiction since Weber v. Ontario Hydro", presented to Canadian Association of University Solicitors, September 2004; "Recent Developments in Law of Harassment in the Aviation Industry" presented to Air Canada Pilots’ Association, April 2002; "Recent Developments in Ethics and Human Rights" presented to Ethics Advisors and Discrimination Prevention Coordinators, PSERC, Government of British Columbia, October 1999; Instructor, CLC Workshop, Harrison, 1999; Faculty Member: "Arbitration Skills", Business Council of British Columbia, 1998

Mr. Taylor is the author of several papers dealing with his specialty and has numerous published arbitration awards.

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