Avril has been a litigator since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Avril started her career at a full-service law firm where she gained invaluable experience litigating a variety of disputes. She then moved in-house to a large insurance and financial services company where she was actively involved in all areas of its litigation specializing in disability and life insurance, employment and wealth management disputes.
During her time in the Insurance industry Avril valued her connections with all of its members on both sides of disputes and was a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events. For a number of years she led the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association litigation working group.
Avril has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario including the Superior, Divisional and Court of Appeal. She has appeared before numerous tribunals including the WSIB, WSIAT, OHIP, College of Nurses, Employment Insurance Tribunal and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Avril’s litigation experience has taught her that a settlement is always the best outcome for both parties. One of Avril’s strengths is her ability to connect with people. She brings passion and empathy to everything that she does and knows how to find balance in every situation.
Avril first studied alternative dispute resolution in law school and immediately recognized its appeal. She has been involved in and advocated for mediations both before and during litigation throughout her career as the best way to resolve all contentious matters.
Creating Results Mediators was the obvious choice when considering the next step in her career. Connecting with people and working with them to resolve their disputes has always been the most fulfilling part of Avril’s practice.
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Education & Training
Harvard Law Negotiation Institute – Trained in Mediating Disputes 2020
Conducting Sexual Harassment & Violence Investigations – Rublin Thomlinson 2016
Workplace Investigations – Rublin Thomlinson 2010
Called to the Ontario Bar 2002
Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. – University of Manitoba 2000
Bachelor of Arts – Advanced, University of Manitoba 1997
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Full day mediation: 10 a.m. – 5 pm.
Half Day Mediation – Morning: 10 a.m. – 1 pm.
Half Day Mediation – Afternoon: 2 p.m. – 5 pm.