Mediation and Arbitration


For parties wishing to resolve a dispute otherwise than through the courts, alternative processes of dispute prevention and resolution (PRD) – mediation and arbitration – provide attractive options.

Lavery offers private mediation and arbitration services for resolving disputes both in Quebec and elsewhere. Our lawyers have extensive experience with these alternative modes of dispute prevention and resolution in many different areas of the law, including civil and commercial litigation, construction law, family law, and labour law.

Many members of our team of mediators and arbitrators are accredited by the Barreau du Québec, the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ), and the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada Inc. (IAMC).


In addition to their considerable experience in advising clients and guiding them through all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, from drafting mediation and arbitration clauses to representing parties in mediation and arbitration proceedings, a number of our professionals are also able to serve as mediators or arbitrators in the following areas:

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Family Law
  • Protection of Persons
  • Estates
  • Labour and Employment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Corporate Governance and Management
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Class Actions
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Liability (including healthcare professionals, architects and engineers, and lawyers)

Our services can include the complete organizational aspect of mediation or arbitration process, its preparation, any preliminary sessions, the mediation and arbitration sessions, as well as the necessary follow-up when an agreement is reached between the parties.

If the parties wish to, they may take advantage of holding the mediation or arbitration sessions at our offices in Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke or Trois-Rivières, all of which are fully equipped and suited for this purpose.

Our Professionals

Certified Mediators

Mediators specializing in Family, Personal and Estate Law (family mediation)