As a complement to his legal practice of 30 years, Robert has encouraged the use of mediation to resolve disputes for over two decades. In his view, there has to be an alternative to the court process for those who would see a more progressive approach to conflict resolution.

Mediation is a form of negotiation process where the parties meet under the supervision and guidance of a neutral person who has expertise in law, negotiation, and mediation principles.

Mediation is

  • much quicker
  • more cost effective
  • more confidential
  • less stressful
  • more creative
  • less confrontational thus preserving relationships
  • therapeutic
  • completely voluntary

Mediation is an excellent first step for most legal matters and is, in fact, mandatory under Ontario law once a legal action has been commenced (certain matters are exempt). A mediator may be retained prior to or during a legal action to assist in settlement.

What is Progressive Mediation

What is Progressive Mediation

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Robert has been a Charter Member of the Essex County Courthouse Roster of Mediators since its inception.
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