Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration Chambers

Employment Arbitrator | Wrongful Dismissal Arbitrator
Discrimination and Harassment Arbitrator
Workplace Investigator

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M
Experienced and Qualified Arbitrator

Arbitrator for Employment Arbitration
Qualified, Experienced and Independent Arbitrator with Competitive Hourly Rates Offered and Good Availability for Arbitration Hearings

Serving All of Ontario & Elsewhere in Canada From Toronto Office
Sole Arbitrator – $350.00 per hour, plus HST*
Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less

David’s employment law practice here and in other jurisdictions has included acting for employees at management and executive level, and for management in high profile labour disputes. His practice experience in matters involving the obligation of confidentiality, and in non-competition and non-solicitation disputes, give David the balanced experience in employment law expected of an employment arbitrator.

Arbitrator Experience

David Alderson is an experienced, independent and qualified arbitrator. He has been appointed as arbitrator by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to adjudicate disputes.

David is a full member of the ADR Institute of Ontario and is in its arbitrating member’s Directory of Ontario Dispute Resolution Professionals, as well being a member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, where he appears on its Roster of Member Arbitrators. He hold an LL.B (Osgoode), LL.M (Lond.) and Q.Arb (ADR Institute of Canada). David is on the newly formed Member’s Roster for Remote Arbitration and Mediation Services, for the provision of remote Arbitration in a wide variety of disputes. David has completed each of the Foundations in Judicial Competencies Series, and the Adjudicative Tribunal Competency Series and has been granted a Certificate of Completion in each by the Ontario Bar Association.

David has always encouraged and supported the use of arbitration as an alternative to traditional court-based dispute resolution as a both time and cost efficient alternative to traditional litigation. In pursuance of those considerations, David accepts appointments as an employment arbitrator at a competitive hourly rate, plus facilities and applicable taxes, He offers good availability for first meeting, and arbitration hearings.

Types of Employment Disputes

David accepts appointment as an arbitrator to adjudicate employment disputes of a wide range and variety, including:

    • Accommodation
    • Client List Disputes
    • Confidentiality
    • Constructive Discrimination
    • Constructive Dismissal
    • Defamation – Libel and
    • Slander
    • Defamation of Director or Officer
    • Defamation of Employee
    • Departing Employee – Obligations
    • Discrimination Claims
    • Employment Law
    • Employee Fraud Alleged
    • Employee Misappropriation of Funds
    • Employee Theft Alleged
    • Employee Embezzlement Alleged
    • Harassment Allegations
    • Injunctions and Orders
    • Joint Venture Disputes
    • Non-competition Agreement
    • Dependent Contractor
    • Non-solicitation Agreement
    • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    • Online Reputation
    • Reputation Loss
    • Restrictive Covenants
    • Sexual Harassment and Assault
    • Systemic Discrimination
    • Termination of Employment
    • Unpaid Wages
    • Wrongful Dismissal

Membership and Accreditation

David is an arbitrating member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, the ADR Institute of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association Remote Arbitrator and Mediator List and Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers. His roster membership can be viewed here. He holds a LL.B, LL.M and Q.Arb. He has practiced law in Ontario, Canada, England & Wales, Bermuda and Dubai. He is also admitted, but does not currently practice in the state of New York.

He has always promoted arbitration as an efficient and confidential alternative to the courts. David has often spoken or written on matters of interest to arbitrators and counsel engaged in arbitration. He has been counsel engaged in arbitration related cases.

Expedited Arbitration

In appropriate cases, David accepts appointment as an employment arbitrator to conduct expedited arbitration. David’s engagements in expedited arbitration is discussed here.

Hourly Rate and Availability

David accepts appointment as an employment arbitrator on a competitive hourly rate, plus applicable taxes, disbursements, expenses and the cost of facilities. He has good availability, typically holding the First Meeting in the arbitration within one week of appointment, and the arbitration hearing within a few months, unless urgency dictates an earlier hearing’

Moving Litigation to Arbitration

David accepts employment arbitrator appointment in matters having been moved from the courts, either by order of the court, or by consensual provisions to enable the matter to move forward promptly. Moving matters in litigation to arbitration is discussed here.

Appointment, Resume and Terms of Appointment

David accepts appointments across Canada, from Chambers based in Toronto, Ontario.

Terms of Appointment available on request from the Intake Coordinator

A sample Terms of Appointment can be downloaded here. The Password is available from the Intake Coordinator

Please contact the Arbitrator’s Assistant and Intake Coordinator at (416) 979 2020, ext. 223 or by email at

Competitive hourly rates offered, plus facilities and applicable taxes.

Languages: English

* Sole Arbitrator – $350.00 per hour, plus HST (does not include Panel Arbitrator, or a Sole Arbitrator that becomes a Panel Arbitrator)
Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less