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David Williamson

David Williamson

Suite 300, 376 Richmond Street
London ON  N6A 3C7
Tel: (519) 657-9980
Fax: (519) 657-4152
Email: willarb@bellnet.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1991.


B.A., 1964, University of Liverpool; M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1973, University of Western Ontario.


Member of Board of Governors, National Academy of Arbitrators; Director, Research and Education Foundation, National Academy of Arbitrators, 2009-2015; Emeritus Professor, University of Western Ontario; Chair, Department of Economics and Business, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, 1976-2012; Professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 1971-1976.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

A file fee of $300 for cancellation before a hearing date is scheduled; notification of cancellation received one month or more prior to hearing $500; two weeks to one month prior to hearing $900; one week to two weeks prior to hearing $1200; less than one week prior to the hearing $1500; no charge if date is used for another hearing; for cancellation of expedited arbitration hearing (s.49, OLRA) where date is scheduled by the Ministry and is less than three weeks prior to the hearing $600.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Various collective agreements; Labour Canada; Grievance Settlement Board.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Ontario Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board; Unjust Dismissal Adjudicator & Wage Recovery Appeals Referee appointed by Federal Minister of Labour; Third-party-neutral Chair of Joint Labour-Management Committees, Industrial Adjustment Service, Government of Canada, 1976-1993.


National Academy of Arbitrators; Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Williamson'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.

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.