Heather Laing

Heather Laing

Suite 510 - 700 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC  V6C 1G8
Tel: (604) 685-8329
Fax: (604) 685-9254
Email: hlaing@sanlaing.ca
Website: www.sanlaing.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction

British Columbia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1992.

Education

B.A., 1969, Lakehead University; LL.B., 1980, Queen's University.

Background

Holds the designations of Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), Certified Arbitrator (C Arb), and Certified Mediator (C Med). Partner, Fraser and Beatty, 1989-92; Partner, Sanderson & Laing, 1983-1989; senior labour relations, and human resource positions with various organizations.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

(i) $400 administrative fee if notified more than 14 calendar days (ii) $600 cancellation fee for each scheduled day, if notified 8-14 days prior to scheduled hearing date; (iii) $1,200 cancellation fee for each scheduled day, if notified 24 hours-7 calendar days prior to scheduled hearing date; (iv) $1,800 cancellation fee if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.

Note: The cancellation fee is waived when another hearing is scheduled for the date and that hearing proceeds: in such circumstances an administrative fee is charge. Disbursements, plus any time spent on the matter to date, are charged where applicable.

Lists and Panels

B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau; Department of Justice Canada - Directory of Dispute Resolution Neutrals; BCAMI – Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Mediator; British Columbia International Arbitration Centre (BCICAC):-Domestic Commercial Arbitration Panel and Trial Overflow Panel; B.C. Mediator Roster; Workers' Compensation Board and Compensation Employees' Union; Health Services & Support Facilities Subsector and Health Employers' Assn. of B.C.; Health Employers' Assn. of B.C. and Nurses' Bargaining Assn.; Health Employers' Assn. of B.C. and Professional Association of Residents & Interns of B.C.; The Paramedical Professional Bargaining Assn. and the Health Employers' Assn. of B.C.; Master Collective Agreement between the Government of the Province of British Columbia and the Professional Employees Assn.; Government of the Province of British Columbia and British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union; Northwest Community College & BCGEU; Board of School Trustees of School District No. 39 (Vancouver) and Vancouver Teachers' Federation; Board of School Trustees of School District No. 36 (Surrey) and Surrey Teachers' Assn.; Board of School Trustees of School District No. 70 (Alberni) and Alberni District Teachers' Assn.; Board of School Trustees of School District No. 63 (Saanich) and Saanich Teachers' Assn.; School District No. 70 (Alberni) and CUPE, Local 727; School District No. 65 (Cowichan) and CUPE, Local 606; University of Victoria and Faculty Assn.; Canada Customs and Revenue, Independent Third Party Reviewer; Union of B.C. Performers and Animation Producers; Open Learning Agency and BCGEU; Simon Fraser University and CUPE 3338; Joint Administration & Dispute Resolution Committee, Jurisdictions Dispute referee.

Related Adjudication Experience

Past - Ombudsperson for B.C. Hydro; Court-appointed arbitrator and referee for Hepatitis C Class Action Claims.

Associations

Past-President, Arbitrators Association of British Columbia; AMIC - Chartered Arbitrator; Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR); Commercial Mediation Association.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Laing'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.