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Richard Coleman, LL.M.

Richard Coleman, LL.M.

220-1118 Homer Street
Vancouver BC  V6B 6L5
Tel: (604) 682-6770
Fax: (604) 685-6773
Email: rscoleman@telus.net
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Primary Jurisdiction

British Columbia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1994; also active in Yukon and federal jurisdiction.


LL.M Osgoode Hall Law School (2010), M.Sc. Business Administration University of British Columbia (1977), B.A. Economics, University of British Columbia (1974).

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$500 administrative fee if notice is received more than 20 working days prior to the hearing date; additional 1/3 charge ($1100 per day) if notified 20 to 5 working days prior to the hearing date; if hearing is cancelled within 5 working days of the hearing date, full charge for first scheduled day, plus $1100 for each remaining cancelled hearing day (cancellation fees for hearings of four days or longer are negotiable at the time the dates are set); no fee for any day on which another arbitration or mediation can be scheduled.

Lists and Panels

B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau. Federal Labour Program List of Arbitrators: grievance arbitrator, Canada Labour Code, Part I; unjust dismissal adjudicator and wage recovery referee, Canada Labour Code, Part III.


Arbitrators' Association of British Columbia; British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute; ADR Institute of Canada; Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau's Register of Arbitrators (1997).

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Coleman'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

Rick Coleman and C.R.P. Fraser, "Integrative versus Distributive Bargaining: Choosing a Problem Resolution Process", Relations Industrielles, Volume 34, No. 3, April 1979, p. 546; "Arbitrator Regulation of Supervisor Behavior", 24th Annual Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference (Calgary, June 2006); "The Clash between Traditional Labour Law and Contemporary Human Rights: Evaluating the Hybrid Approach to Employee Addiction", The Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2011-2012.

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.