People choose alternative dispute resolution (ADR) because they need a matter resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. That’s why it’s important to choose the right practitioner for the task.

Gus Richardson has a proven record of resolving hundreds of disputes in a wide range of diverse and challenging civil matters.

He brings to each arbitration or mediation extensive experience with litigation and the law, as well as:

  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Deep understanding of legal principles
  • Excellent listening and writing skills
  • Capacity to help parties find resolutions while maintaining his objectivity and neutrality
  • Ability to render clear, comprehensive and confidential decisions in a matter of weeks
ADR Gus Richardson Arbitration & Mediation in Halifax NS


  • Practiced civil litigation for over thirty years with a primary focus on insurance defence work
  • Appeared in all levels of the Nova Scotia and Ontario court systems
  • Acted for both plaintiffs and defendants
  • Special expertise in contractual interpretation, including insurance coverage, issues of good/bad faith and labour matters
  • Over 15 years experience as an Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Published articles and made presentations on a large number of legal issues
  • Chartered Arbitrator (ADR Institute of Canada)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Vice-Chair, Nova Scotia Labour Board
  • Adjudicator, Nova Scotia Small Claims Court
  • Former Part-Time Member, Public Service Labour Relations Board
  • Queen’s Counsel (2005)

For Gus’ complete resume, click here

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