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Barb Cornish, Mediator, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Barb Cornish

CMB Mediation
500 – 666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3P6
Tel: (604) 639-3174
Fax: (604) 639-3174
Website: www.cmbmediation.com
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Recognized to British Columbia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced: 2005
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 4000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2020): 50
Practice Percentages

Biographical

Barb was called to the bar in 1990. As a litigator, she has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and a wide variety of statutory and appellate tribunals.

For the last 20 years Barb has focused her practice on mediation and arbitration and has experience in a broad range of areas including:

  • Insurers and claimants in bodily injury, errors and omissions and property claims

  • Insurers, property owners, lessees, design professionals and others involved in construction, property and commercial leasing disputes

  • Employers, contractors, and employees involved in employment, WCB, OHS, privacy and discrimination disputes

Through her work, Barb has been honoured as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. From 2011 to 2020 she was named in both the Canadian and International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation. Between 2011 and 2020 Barb was included in the Best Lawyers in Canada for Alternative Dispute Resolution. In 2014, she was named Lawyer of the Year (Alternative Dispute Resolution) by Lawyer Monthly.


Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Accounting
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Competition Act
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Expropriation
  • Family Businesses
  • Fishing Industry
  • Forestry
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labour/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Speech Sciences Licentiateship, University of Leeds, United Kingdom - 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Linguistics), University of Alberta - 1985
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Victoria - 1988
  • BC Court of Appeal – Law Clerk to the Honourable Carrothers & Hinkson J.J.A. 1988-1989
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia - 1990

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Judical Justice of the Peace for the Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • Member, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Appointee, Panel of Arbitrators, American Dispute Resolution Center
  • Governor (2016-17), International Academy of Mediators
  • Chartered Mediator, Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • Registrant, BC Mediator Roster Society
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute

Rates Information

Please contact our office at vquinn@cmbmediation.com or 604-639-3171 for more information

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