Miles Canyon footbridge



Rick Buchan

Barrister & Solicitor

P.O. Box 21093
Stn Main
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6P7

Phone: (867) 668-5611
Fax: (867) 668-5610


Area of Expertise & Interest



Further Background Information

Experience in dispute resolution:

As a lawyer, I have more than 30 years of continuous dispute
resolution experience in the context of civil disputes. My law practice has been almost exclusively oriented around resolving civil disputes, and increasingly such disputes have been resolved through mediation. Having experienced a high ratio of success in achieving mediated settlements, I am committed to this very effective alternative to expensive and formalistic
litigation procedures in the courts.


I prefer an interest-based, facilitative mediation style that allows the parties to explore and understand their respective interests around the dispute issue, thus leading to discovery of a broader range of creative options for resolving disputes. However, mediators require a variety of tools and styles at their disposal, depending upon the nature of the dispute and the parties. My experience as a lawyer enables me to offer evaluative input, when requested, to enable the parties to gain a more objective perspective on the issues.


Over the past 25 years I have served as chairperson on a wide variety of quasi-judicial tribunals, enabling me to offer substantial experience — independently, neutrally and objectively—in deciding private disputes that may not be suitable for resolution within the public courts.


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