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In fact, most civil matters that are currently before the courts can be submitted
to arbitration for an award that can be enforced in court. Parties can
choose their own procedure, including selecting the Centre’s domestic commercial
arbitration rules or a set of rules that mimics those that would apply
in a court proceeding.
Arbitrators effectively act as a private judge. In the court system you
can’t chose who will hear your case, but with arbitration parties can choose
someone with specialized knowledge of their particular industry to deal
with their dispute. If the parties agree, an arbitrator can be appointed within
as little as a day of the Centre receiving a notice to arbitrate.
Parties submitting litigation matters to arbitration have the ability to preserve
appeal rights. The Centre’s domestic commercial rules offer the ability
to opt into an appeal process internal to the Centre. Alternatively,
parties may include in their arbitration agreement a provision preserving
the appeal rights they would have had if the dispute had been litigated in
Again, it is important to stress that we are able to provide top-level service
while still maintaining social distancing, thereby protecting the health
and well-being of all those involved. Anyone interested in submitting disputes
to mediation or arbitration, or who seeks further information, is
invited to contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 604-284-2821.
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