David Buffett

Suite 900, Atlantic Place
215 Water Street, Box 1538
St. John's NL  A1C 5N8
Tel: (709) 570-7227
Fax: (709) 579-2647
Email: dbuffett@bensonbuffett.com

Primary Jurisdiction

Newfoundland and Labrador

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1991.


B.A., 1972, Memorial University of Newfoundland; J.D., 1975, Queen’s University.


Lawyer with focus on criminal law, civil litigation, family law, 1975-present.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

Cancellation fees are $1200 if notice given on day of hearing or within 24hours of day of hearing; $350 if given within 7 days of date of hearing but prior to 24 hours before day of hearing; and no charge for cancellations prior to 7 days before hearing. Any disbursements for things such as room rentals and for airline tickets which are non-refundable will be charged regardless of time of cancellation.

Lists and Panels

Minister of Environment and Labour, Province of Newfoundland; Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Management Co-operation Committee Panel.

Related Adjudication Experience

Currently engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) involving fields other than employment; Chair, Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Newfoundland, 1987-1989.


Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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.