MEMBER PROFILE: Gus Richardson

Name: Gus Richardson
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1141 Cartaret Street
NS B3H 3P2
Tel: (902) 422-6729
(902) 422-0142

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Case Experience (Civil): Construction, Contracts, Corporate/Commercial, Employment, Estate & Wills, Insurance, Labour Relations, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Professional Liability, Accounting, Administrative (incTribunals), Aviation & Air, Condominium Issues, Consumer/Vendor, Education, Environmental, Expropriation, Franchise Disputes, Hospitals/Health Industry, Human Rights/Discrimination, Information Technology, Land Use/Planning, Landlord / Tenant, Medical Malpractice, Multi-Party / Complex, Municipal, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Real Estate (inc Strata), Small Claims Court, Workers Compensation

B.A. (Honours) - University of Toronto, 1976
MA (Social History) - University of Essex, England, 1979
LL.B. (Honours) - University of Toronto, 1982

Gus Richardson is a member of both the Ontario (since 1984) and Nova Scotia (since 1990) bars, specializing in mediation, arbitration and med-arb, with a special interest in commercial, insurance, labour and condominium disputes. He is currently an alternate Vice-Chair of the NS Labour Relations Board, a part-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations Board and an adjudicator for the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia. He has taught a business law course at St Mary's University, and for the past many years has been a guest lecturer on costs at the Dalhousie Law School. He now practices as a full time mediator, arbitrator and med-arbitrator. He is also consulted frequently on motor vehicle, professional liability and product liability issues. He has given presentations and insurance seminars to insurance bodies on all aspects of litigation. He has published a number of papers on a variety of legal issues in such journals as the Canadian Bar Review, the Advocates' Quarterly and Carswell Practice Cases. His website is

Memberships & Affiliations:
- Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada
- Part-Time Board Member, Public Service Labour Relations Board
- Vice-Chair, NS Labour Relations Board and Construction Industry Panel
- Minister's List of Arbitrators, NS Dept of Labour
- ADR Institute of Canada
- Canadian Condominium Institute
- Adjudicator, Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia (Apr 01 to present)
Board Member, Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia (1992-2008) and Laing House, Halifax, NS (2004-2009)
Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia, Member of Advisory Groups re: Mortgage Foreclosure and Sale; The Use of Court-Ordered Structure Settlements in case of Personal Injury Damage Awards; Privity of Contract(Third Party Rights)
Bar Society of Nova Scotia: member Statutory Costs and Fees Committee; Chair of Civil Procedure Rules SubCommittee; member Steering Committee, NS Civil Procedure Rules Revision Project

Languages: English

ADR Practice Commenced
: 2003

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