Extensive experience in dispute resolution

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP’s lawyers and consultants have extensive experience in dispute resolution in essential services and other bargaining environments, where collective impasses are resolved through compulsory interest arbitration. Indeed, our reputation in interest arbitration has meant that, when lawyers have needed their own representatives to do an interest arbitration, they have referred the case to our office.

Our team frequently represents fire fighters, police, health care and hospital workers, postal employees, federal public servants, and many others across Canada, either as counsel or nominee on tripartite boards.

Drawing upon a database containing thousands of reported and unreported interest arbitration decisions, our team can provide expert representation in any of the hybrid forms of interest arbitration: final-offer-selection, mediation-arbitration, or arb-med. Our team has also written extensively on the interest arbitration process.

For more information or to speak to someone about Nelligan’s mediations and interest arbitration team contact Sean McGee.


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