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Augustus Richardson

Augustus Richardson

1141 Cartaret Street
Halifax NS  B3H 3P2
Tel: (902) 422-6729
Fax: (902) 422-0142
Email: gus@gusrichardson.com
Website: www.gusrichardson.com
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Primary Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2005; also active in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and federal jurisdiction.


B.A. (Hons.), 1976, University of :Toronto; M.A., 1979, University of Essex (England); LL.B., 1982, University of Toronto.


2001-present, Adjudicator, Nova Scotia Small Claims Court; 1990-present, Partner, Heustis Ritch; 1985-1990, Partner, Lilly Blott (Toronto); 1984-1985, Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Ontario.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

If notification received one month or more prior to hearing, no charge; if notification received one week or more prior to hearing, $500 first day, $250 second+; if notification received less than one week prior to hearing, $1,000 first, $500 second+; if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing, no charge.

Lists and Panels

Part-time board member, Public Service Labour Relations Board; Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development Minister’s List of Arbitrators; Alternate Vice-Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board and Nova Scotia Construction Industry Panel; Prince Edward Island Dept. of Labour Ministerial list; Grievance Arbitrator (Part I, Canada Labour Code); Unjust dismissal adjudicator and wage recovery referee (Part III, Canada Labour Code).

Related Adjudication Experience

ADR: Condominium and Insurance.


ADR Institute of Canada; Atlantic Labour Arbitrators Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Richardson'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

"Condominium" - Prohibitions on Occupation by Children" (1984), 62 Canadian Bar Review 656-68; "Economic Loss, Contracts and Third Parties: Can a Defendant to a Claim for Economic Loss Rely on a Contract to which He was not a Party?" (1989), 10 Advocates' Quarterly 191-204; Insurance Applications and the Insured's Carelessness in their Execution: Vrbancic v. London Life Insurance Revisited" (1993) 14 Advocates' Quarterly 501-12.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.