Kent G. Woodruff

Kent G. Woodruff

Lawyer

Law office of Commercial Dispute Resolution

Kamloops BC CA

ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP)

Practice Areas : Accounting Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law - Development, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Estate Law - Trusts, Estate Law - Wills, Farm Dispute Law, Financial Services, General Civil Law, Government Law, Insurance Law, Intergovernment Disputes, Land Use Law, Leaky Condo Disputes, Mediation, Mining Industry, Municipal Law, Negligence Law, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Law - Motor Vehicle, Product Liability Law, Professional Negligence Law, Ranch Disputes, Real Estate Law, Resource Industry, Resource Management Law, Sale of Goods Law, Shareholder Rights, Strata Law, Team Facilitation, Vendor Law, Workers Compensation Law, Workplace Law

 

Professional Experience

  • 1972-1991- General practice in Kamloops
  • 1991-1997-Litigation Counsel, insurance, land compensation, commercial leases, contractual, construction (court & arbitration) and appeared before Federal and Provincial administrative tribunals
  • For the last 21 years restricted his practice to alternate dispute resolution.
Dispute Resolution Experience and TrainingMediation experience:

  • Mediated over 300 commercial disputes – personal injury, estates, insurance, partnership, construction, strata, environmental damage, property, farm & ranch, forestry, intergovernmental, ALR Community Issues, workplace , Work safe Discrimination

Arbitration experience:

  • 1996 – 2008 adjudicated Residential Tenancy Disputes
  • Conducted domestic commercial arbitrations involving strata, employment, sale of businesses, commercial leases (renewals and other disputes), farms, forestry disputes, insurance (including Referee and UMP coverage), joint ventures, partnerships, professional negligence, construction and corporate disputes.
  • The appointed Appeal Arbitrator under the Canada – British Columbia Crop Insurance Program

Alternate Dispute Resolution Training:

  • Provided alternate resolution training to companies, organizations and the government of BC.
  • Developed and taught the Thompson Rivers University course entitled Conflict Resolution in the Environment

Chartered Mediator, 2001
Chartered Arbitrator, 1994
McGowan Award of Excellence –ADR Institute of Canada, 2000

Professional and Other Activities

  • A Past President of the ADR Institute of Canada and of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • A British Columbia International Commercial Centre Trustee

Member:

  • British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute
  • Kamloops Fly Fishers Association
  • British Columbia Wildlife Association
  • Kamloops and District Fish & Game Association
  • Wild Sheep Society of BC
  • Kamloops Bar Association
Academic QualificationsUniversity of Ottawa, B. Comm., 1963
University of Western Ontario, B.L., 1972
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1973