Richard McLaren

300 Dundas Street
P.O. Box 39, Station B
London ON  N6B 1T6
Tel: (519) 679-1407
Fax: (519) 679-5033
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1974; also active in Manitoba, British Columbia, the United States and internationally.


H.B.A., 1968, LL.B., 1971, University of Western Ontario; LL.M., 1972, London School of Economics.


Commercial litigation, bankruptcy insolvency, banking secured transactions with MacKewn, Winder, Kirwin, 1984-present; Professor, University of Western Ontario.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

A discretionary $700 fee may be charged before a hearing is scheduled; $1,300 fifteen to thirty days prior to hearing; $1,700 one to fourteen days prior to hearing; no charge if date of cancelled hearing is used for another matter.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Labour Canada; Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General, Firefighters Panel; Ontario Police Arbitration Commission; American Arbitration Association; Ontario Community Colleges/O.P.S.E.U. (Academic and Support Staff); Town of Oakville/C.A.W. Local 1256; Windsor Star/Windsor Newspaper Guild; Stelco/U.S.W.A. Locals 1005 and 8782; Fleet Industries/Frontier Lodge, 171, I.A.M.; CIP Containers/E.C.W.U.; Indal Furniture Systems/U.S.W.A.; Royal Oak Dairy (Division of Ault Foods Limited)/R.W.D.S.U. Local 422; Veratec (Canada) Inc./U.S.W.A. Local 8505; Somerville Packaging/C.P.U. Local 36; Air Ontario/C.A.W.; National Hockey League Member Clubs/National Hockey League Players' Association; Purolator/Teamsters; Bell Canada/Communication Workers; Arvin Automotive/U.S.W.A.; International Court for Arbitration in Sports; C.U.P.E. (National Office-Ottawa)/Office and Professional Employees International Union; Kellogg Canada Inc./American Federation of Grain Millers; British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Panel of Securities Arbitrators.

Related Adjudication Experience

Arbitrator for International Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland at Winter Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan, 1998; Vice-Chair, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, 1979-83; ADR: complex commercial cases with American Arbitration Association.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; Governor, National Academy of Arbitrators; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; Chartered Arbitrator, Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada, Inc.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator McLaren'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

Innovative Dispute Resolution: The Alternative! (Toronto: Carswell, 1994); "Salary Dispute Resolution in North American Pro Hockey", Sports Law and Finance 1(5) (Legal Studies Publishing Ltd., 1994); "The Interest Arbitration Process", Labour Arbitration Yearbook (Toronto: Butterworths/Lancaster House, 1991).

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