Mitchell Rose

Mitchell Rose

Mitchell Rose is a mediator, settlement counsel and occasional satirist with Rose Dispute Resolution in Toronto. He believes that humour is an effective tool for resolving conflict. He can be reached at [email protected].

How to sabotage a virtual mediation: Another impractical guide for lawyers

Mediator Mitchell Rose offers another satirical look at a partner's advice updated for the Zoom era

Employment contract termination clauses may not be worth the risk

First, the good news: This article is not about Ontario’s Bill 148 or minimum wage. Now, the bad news: This is the fourth article I have written for this publication within the last year and a half about the uncertainty and lack of predictability in drafting and interpreting termination without cause provisions in employment contracts. This is due to seemingly conflicting (or hard-to-decipher) decisions from the Court of Appeal for Ontario over that time.

Should we disregard a cryptic employment law decision? Oudin, Wood, North

While recent court decisions mean we know more about termination clauses than we did one year ago, a year is a lifetime in employment law. Make peace with change and its constant co-workers: uncertainty and insecurity.

Is it déjà vu or a brand new day? Revisiting Oudin, Greeting Wood

‘Secret’ tools and traps to keep in mind in settlement negotiations

You say you want a resolution? A mediator reflects and regrets

You say you want a resolution? A mediator reflects and regrets

The Stoic Lawyer: Just what the emperor ordered

We know nothing: The real lesson of Oudin v. Le Centre Francophone de Toronto, Inc.

The art of litigating clearly

Not necessarily trial but trial if necessary: York University v. Markicevic and why mediation matters