Kenneth Glasner

Kenneth Glasner

Kenneth Glasner, Q.C., FCIArb is an experienced mediator and arbitrator based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has practised as a neutral since 1967, and he was appointed as a federal Queen’s Counsel in 1990.

Ken has been involved in hundreds of disputes over a range of civil matters as a neutral and is a frequent lecturer and panel member speaking on subjects dealing with ADR and designing mediation systems in Canada. A number of his papers have been published. He retired some years ago as an adjunct professor of law the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law.

Ken has participated with colleagues as a special adjudicator and judicial justice of the peace in a highly successful small claims project for the Provincial Court of British Columbia that has resulted in cleaning up the backlog of cases. He has been invited to join rosters, including the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s panel of distinguished neutrals based in New York. He is a former trustee of the British Columbia Commercial Arbitration Centre (now Vancouver International Arbitration Centre) and member of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. In 2017, the Minister of Justice for British Columbia appointed him to an arbitration advisory group.

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Articles and Video:

An Argument Against Using the Supreme Court Rules in UMP Arbitrations (02/09/21)
The author urges arbitration counsel to opt away from importing traditional court rules, cautioning them not to squander the updated procedural benefits introduced by B.C.’s new Arbitration Act SBC 2020, c 2 for statutory arbitration on underinsured motorists.