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My Approach


Disputes are inevitable, particularly during the long term exchanges of goods and services typical of construction projects.

Disputes test leadership, vision, and values.

Disputes can be functional and constructive when managed quickly, thoughtfully, and well, but deeply destructive if mismanaged or ignored. Dysfunctional interaction cannot be allowed to become normalized.

What is required instead is active, continuous engagement in a well-designed and managed dispute resolution process- before, during, and particularly after a dispute arises.

I am committed to that process.

I am committed to principled and efficient dispute resolution.


Duncan W. Glaholt

J.D., University of Toronto

C. Arb., FCIArb., Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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"One of Canada's most highly recommended construction lawyers”

          – LEXPERT 2019

“Lawyer of the Year – Alternative Dispute Resolution”

          – Best Lawyers 2019

“Duncan Glaholt is 'the dean of construction law' in Canada,

as both a 'pre-eminent counsel' and a 'very prominent' construction and engineering arbitrator and mediator.”

          – Who’s Who Legal 2019 (Construction)

“Duncan Glaholt is a well-known expert in complex dispute resolution. He is a highly regarded mediator and is regularly engaged in energy and infrastructure disputes.”

          – Who’s Who Legal 2019 (Mediation)

“Duncan Glaholt boasts an outstanding construction law

practice and is widely regarded by peers as 'one of

the best construction lawyers in Canada.'”

          – Who’s Who Legal 2019 (Construction)

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