Our Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Professional Development

JDR offers cost-effective and efficient online mediation and arbitration of land-related disputes. We conduct our mediations and arbitrations entirely digitally—from the video platform (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or an agreed upon alternative) to the electronic documents. Sessions may be booked in daily or hourly increments.

JDR assists parties in resolving disputes related to:

  • Expropriation including land valuation and injurious affection

  • Land use planning and development approvals including zoning by-law amendments, official plan amendments, plans of subdivision, consents to sever property, site plans, and minor variances

  • Public policy decisions including official plans and zoning by-laws

  • Local government and school board decisions including electoral ward boundaries and trustee allocation

  • Municipal financial instruments including development charges and cost-sharing agreements

  • Heritage conservation including heritage conservation districts, individual property designations, and demolition permits

  • Case management of multi-party proceedings

  • Cost determinations following litigation