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Arbitration Place adds 12 ‘NextGen’ arbitrators

Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 12:54 PM | By John Chunn

Arbitration Place announced that it has launched a new 12-member “NextGen Roster” of arbitrators to build on its existing roster by including younger arbitrators for a wider range of disputes.

According to a press release, coming from large and small firms across most of Canada, the arbitrators on the NextGen Roster each has a solid grounding in arbitration and dispute resolution. The arbitrators on the NextGen Roster bring fresh skills and perspective, and valuable insights to a wider, more accessible range of arbitrations. The NextGen Roster also provides an increase available options for affordable and timely dispute resolution, and is able to determine any expedited, smaller, mid-size or other commercial dispute.  

“Because of the pandemic, we are seeing more disputes of a size that are ideally handled by arbitrators who, while qualified, are less expensive,” said Arbitration Place arbitrator Barry Leon. “Arbitration need not be reserved for high value disputes with long timelines. That is not what many parties are looking for or can afford. They need their disputes resolved cost-effectively so that they can focus on their businesses and the commercial challenges they face.”   

“We wanted to build on our existing roster and to give a platform to the next generation of arbitrators,” said Kimberley Stewart, CEO and Founder of Arbitration Place. “The initiative, which is the first of its kind in Canada, should prove beneficial to have more options for arbitrations, particularly as a cost-effective and practical solution to the significant litigation delays we are seeing in the courts.”