MEMBER PROFILE: James E. Dorsey Q.C.
 

James E. Dorsey Q.C.
James E. Dorsey, Law Corporation
3380 Redfern Place
North Vancouver
BRITISH COLUMBIA V7N 3W1

Tel: (604) 980-7225
Fax: (604) 909-2755
Email: dorseyj@shaw.ca

 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
 
Mediation (Civil)
Neutral Evaluation
Facilitation
Arbitration (Commercial)
Fact Finding
Arbitration (Labour)
Referee
Med-Arb
Private Judge
Mini Trial

Serving the following Area Codes:
250, 604


CASE EXPERIENCE
 
James E. Dorsey Q.C. has experience in settling the following civil matters:
Employment
Harassment
Human Rights/Discrimination
Labour Relations
Workers Compensation
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Arbitrator since 1977 (Town of Hope v. C.U.P.E., Local 411 (1977), 14 LAC (2d) 176); Past President, Arbitrators' Association of B.C.; Non-Bencher Lawyer Member, Law Society of BC Credentials and Discipline Hearing Panel Pool (2011-17); Nova Scotia Health Labour Relations Restructuring Mediator-Arbitrator (2014-15); Reviewer, Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Function (2011); British Columbia class size and composition arbitrator for school years 2006-10; Chair, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Review Committee (2006-07 and 2001);Chair, Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Review Committee (2001-02); Queen's Counsel (2000); Ministerial Representative Reviewing Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (2000); Saskatchewan Health Sector Labour Relations Reorganization Commissioner (1996-97); British Columbia Health Sector Labour Relations Commissioner(1995); Chair, Governors of B.C. Workers' Compensation Board (1990-94); Interim President/ CEO B.C. Workers' Compensation Board (1993-94); Member, Vancouver Police Board (89-91); Vice-Chair, Canada Labour Relations Board (1977-82)

Education:

1969 B.A. (St. Dunstan's University); 1973 LL.B. (Dalhousie University) – Honours: Appointed Queen's Counsel (2000); 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (1992)

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

Law Society of British Columbia; National Academy of Arbitrators; Arbitrators' Association of B.C.; Register of Arbitrators under B.C. Labour Relations Code; Referable Arbitrator status with BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute; Domestic Commercial Panel, B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre; ADR Institute of Canada

RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: $275 per hour: Actual costs are billed for disbursements. For air travel and hotels, economy rates and available discounts are sought and booked. Only in an exceptional circumstance is there any charge for photocopying, postage, disks or mileage.
Decisions are issued within the time specified in the agreement or another time agreed by the parties. At the end of the proceedings a specific decision date, usually three weeks later, is identified. If an unavoidable delay occurs, a new date is identified. Decisions are delivered by fax, mail or courier, (with an accompanying electronic copy on disk) or email.

Payment: Parties are expected to pay accounts promptly or speak to me if there is any concern with an account. Interest and other charges are not added to overdue accounts. Interim accounts for fees and disbursements are submitted during prolonged proceedings or at any time requested by a party.

Cancellation Policy: If timely notice of cancellation or adjournment is received, no fee is charged. The circumstances when a fee may be charged and the amount of the fee are as follows. Days of hearing include hearing related travel days.
� One scheduled day of hearing is cancelled or adjourned on the workday immediately before the scheduled date, the fee is $1,375.
� Two or three consecutively scheduled days are cancelled or adjourned within one week of the first scheduled date of proceedings, the fee is $1,650.
� Two or three consecutively scheduled days are cancelled or adjourned on the workday immediately before the scheduled date of proceedings, the fee is $1,925.
� Four or more consecutively scheduled days are cancelled or adjourned within one week of the first scheduled date of proceedings, the fee is $3,600.
� Four or more consecutively scheduled days are cancelled or adjourned on the workday immediately before the first scheduled date of proceedings, the fee is $4,400.
� In circumstances of earlier notice, regardless of the number of scheduled days, when a disbursement, such as a hotel cancellation charge, has been incurred a $300 fee for administrative services is charged. If the hourly fees for pre-hearing services equal or exceed $300, no administrative services fee is charged.
When six or more consecutive days are to be scheduled, I may ask you to consider other circumstances and amounts.
If I am paid for other work for all or part of the first scheduled day of proceedings that is adjourned or cancelled, the fee is reduced or not charged.

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Calendar Last Updated: 22 Jun 17

 





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