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John Sanderson, Q.C., C. Med., C. Arb.

John Sanderson, Q.C., C. Med., C. Arb.

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

British Columbia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1992; also active in Ontario, Alberta and federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1956, McGill University; LL.B., 1960, Osgoode Hall.


Senior partner, Sanderson & Laing, 1983-present; counsel to Borden & Elliot, 1981-83; Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark, 1963-81.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

(i) $500 administrative fee if notified more than 14 calendar days (ii) $800 cancellation fee for each scheduled day, if notified 8-14 days prior to scheduled hearing date; (iii) $1,500 cancellation fee for each scheduled day, if notified 24 hours-7 calendar days prior to scheduled hearing date; (iv) $2,400 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; BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute; British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre; appointed to mediation panel for several Canadian banks; appointed fact-finder by Revenue Canada and representative unions; ADR Chambers; Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Related Adjudication Experience

Alternate dispute resolution in commercial, aboriginal, securities and financial, international; Ombudsperson for B.C. Hydro; Court-appointed arbitrator and referee for Hepatitis C Class Action Claims; senior adjudicator for Indian Residential School abuse claims.


Arbitrators Association of B.C. (AABC); Member and former Chair, Labour Relations Section, the Canadian Bar Assn.; Member, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Canadian Bar Assn.; Member of Board of Directors, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI); Member, Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada (ADRIC); founding Director of a non-profit educational organisation, The Pacific Foundation for Economic and Social Co-operation, and its Centre for Conflict Management.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Sanderson'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

Labour Arbitrations and All That; The Art of Collective Bargaining; Innovative Dispute Resolution: The Alternative, co-author.

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.