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As a former senior counsel himself, Aubrey is in a unique position to assist in resolving both complex and normal litigation issues. He will endeavour to accept a case at any stage of the litigation process and, as well, prior to the commencement of threatened litigation. He has special expertise in employment law and litigation of defamation actions. He is also knowledgeable in matters involving constitutional and administrative law.

Working closely with both parties and their counsels, Aubrey will seek creative resolutions that may be beyond the scope of a judicial determination. In publicity-sensitive cases, an effective mediation can resolve a dispute before it enters a public forum (full confidentiality is now guaranteed by agreement and by law).


The law of libel and slander follows older forms of action and may seem complex to the parties involved in a defamation dispute. Aubrey has been trying defamation cases throughout the course of his career and has extensive experience in this specialized area of litigation.

As former newspaper reporter, television columnist and author of a best-selling political book, Rumours of War, Aubrey lends a valuable element of creativity to his mediation work. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous defamation cases, which have often gone to trial. He understands the difficulties and intricacies surrounding this particular legal area.

Defamation law is about preserving public reputations and lends itself well to mediation services.


Litigation of post-employment disputes can be complex, lengthy and costly. Counsel, together with an experienced mediator, can achieve excellent results of without incurring much of the personal and financial cost of litigation. Successful mediation can eliminate the tension involved in awaiting trial and verdict. It often results in more creative solutions than the courts can acheive. 

Early resolution allows the parties to get on with their lives and can ease the transition to new employment.


It is important for the skilled mediator to fully grasp the facts and legal issues in any litigation. Larger cases especially require proficiency in managing the substantial volumes of written and computerized information.

With a formidable background in complex trials and precedents, a mediator may effectively lend an analytical hand and work toward full or partial settlement. Today, parties frequently use mediation as a continuing resource, even if initial attempts do not result in settlement. It can be useful to have a mediator in helping to sort out procedural and evidentiary disputes.

The savings generally achieved by utilizing a mediator in complex litigation cases are significant and justify taking this step early.