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James Oakley, Q.C.

James Oakley, Q.C.

339 Duckworth Street
P.O. Box 5211
St. John's NL  A1C 5W1
Tel: (709) 726-6744
Fax: (709) 726-6746
Email: joakley@nfld.net

Primary Jurisdiction

Newfoundland and Labrador

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1986. Also active in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Languages

English

Education

LL.M. (ADR), 2011, Osgoode Hall Law School; LL.B., 1979, University of Western Ontario; B.Ed., 1976, Memorial University of Newfoundland; B.A., 1974, University of Alberta.

Background

Arbitrator, Mediator, Oakley Dispute Resolution and other firms.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

Available upon request.

Lists and Panels

Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Relations Agency; Labour Canada.

Related Adjudication Experience

Arbitrator, Mediator, Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, 2014-present; Adjudicator, Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaints, 1986-present; Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board, 1991-2004; Chairperson, Newfoundland Labour Standards Board, 2000; Adjudicator, unjust dismissal and wage recovery appeals under the Canada Labour Code; Chair, Disciplinary Panels (police and correctional officers); Chair, Conciliation Board, appointed under the Newfoundland Labour Relations Act.

Associations

National Academy of Arbitrators, past Chairperson, Canadian Region; ADR Institute of Canada, CArb; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, MCIArb; Canadian Bar Association; Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Oakley's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Related Publications

"Labour Management Arbitration in Canada," January 2017, Arbitration Info (online); "Interplay of Arbitration and Human Rights Tribunals in Canada," Arbitration 2012: Outside in: How the External Environment is Shaping Arbitration, Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators, BNA Books, 2013 (co-author); "Arbitrating in the Fishbowl: Guppies or Sharks? How Arbitrators Can Speak Publicly," Arbitration 2011: Varieties of the Workplace Experience, Proceedings of the Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators, BNA Books, 2012 (co-author); "Ethical Issues and Due Process," Arbitration 2009: Due Process in the Workplace, Proceedings of the Sixty-second Annual Meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators, BNA Books, 2010 (co-author); "Employee Duty of Loyalty – A Canadian Perspective," Comparative Labour Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, Winter 1999; "Charter of Rights and Independence and Administrative Tribunals", paper presented to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, May 2001; "Principles of Evidence for Administrative Tribunals", paper presented to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, May 1997.

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