Jamie Dunbar

Jamie Dunbar offers exceptional skills as a mediator developed over more than 25 years managing complex commercial and insurance litigation. Jamie’s litigation experience and his leadership role as General Counsel of a national law firm make him an exceptionally versatile mediator.

Jamie recently designed a court-approved compensation plan to distribute the proceeds of a significant class action settlement and also adjudicated individual claims by hundreds of class members.

Areas of Expertise: Class Actions, Corporate and Commercial, Health Care, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Liability, Real Estate and Construction, Wills and Estates, Workplace Disputes.

Publications

Are Draft Expert Reports Protected by Privilege? The Court of Appeal for Ontario Weighs In

In Moore v. Getahun, 2015 ONCA 55, a much anticipated decision released January 29, 2015, the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirms the propriety of trial counsel assisting expert witnesses in drafting reports and describes the qualified protection afforded to that consultation process, under the rubric of litigation privilege...

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Is Confidentiality Under a Mediation Agreement Absolute?

The Supreme Court of Canada recently considered whether mediation confidentiality
was absolute in a case where one party moved to enforce...

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The Canadian Case for Settlement Counsel

By retaining settlement counsel, parties to commercial litigation can reconcile two fundamental yet contradictory goals. The first is to allow the dispute to progress towards...

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