Michael Erdle is a facilitator, mediator and arbitrator in Toronto. His practice focuses on commercial disputes relating to technology and intellectual property. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a technology and intellectual property lawyer. Michael has been designated a Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Canada and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Michael conducts his work as a neutral through Practical Resolutions Inc.
Canadian Ombudsman Impartiality Is a Delicate Balance(02/01/19)
The recent announcement that another major Canadian bank is withdrawing from the national banking ombudsman service in favour of a private dispute resolution service for customer banking complaints raises interesting questions about independence and impartiality.
Are We Done Yet?(12/07/18)
If parties are successful in reaching an agreement at the end of a long day (or more) of mediation, one of the final challenges is preparing a written document everyone can sign to capture the terms of the settlement.