This is an exciting initiative arranged through the collaboration of CDL and the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (“CICMA”) with the blessing of the IBC. CICMA has for a number of years administered a mandatory arbitration process for insurance companies who are signatory to the Inter-Company Arbitration Agreement (the “Agreement”) which the IBC developed. Arbitration is mandatory, binding and final for disputes between signatory companies, mostly Canadian P & C carriers, involving property damage subrogation claims where the all-inclusive amount in issue is no more than $50,000. The only types of claims excluded are Boiler & Machinery, Aviation, Ocean Marine and coverage issues. On consent however, the insurers can apply the Agreement to any type of claim, and any amount.
Up to now, the arbitrators have exclusively been senior claims managers selected by the Arbitration Chair in a panel of 3, or a single arbitrator if the amount is less than $5,000. The arbitrations are generally conducted in writing, based on written submissions from the parties.
The insurers have asked CDL to create a roster of lawyers who would be willing to act as sole arbitrators at the option of the parties to the dispute. We hope that as many of you as possible will participate in this program which marks a new step toward strengthening our relationship with our industry partners while at the same time filling the need for access to quality, speedy and cost-efficient dispute resolution.
If you wish to be included on the CDL/CICMA Arbitration Roster, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Listed alphabetically by province and last name. Click name to download credentials.
Sandra Corbett QC Field LLP AB
Murray Harris Burstall Winger Zammit LLP AB
Gordon Keith Millar & Keith LLP Lethbridge AB
Alexis Moulton McLennan Ross AB
Rob Rakochey Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Calgary AB
Kelly Robinson CBM Lawyers Edmonton AB
Paul Stein Gowling WLG Calgary AB
Richard B. Lindsay QC Lindsay LLP Vancouver BC
Margot Ferguson Mayfly Legal Services NS