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Accredited Mediation Services in London and Toronto. Please call for more information. Services available in other locations by special arrangement.
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“Complicated and difficult issues are resolvable with the assistance of an experienced, accredited mediator. What is required is a commitment to make the effort and a mediator who understands the issues.”

Meet Malcolm

Malcolm Bennett has spent over 40 years in the practice of Family Law. He now focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration in family matters. He is a Certified Family Law Mediator (OAFM) and is trained and experienced in Family Law Arbitrations.

In this capacity he has helped many people resolve matters through the mediation process that is respectful, cooperative, collaborative and sensitive to the difficult and emotional issues following separation. He assists the clients to reach solutions and resolution in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Bluewater Mediation is devoted to family mediation, arbitration, teaching and training in alternate dispute resolution and academic writing and presentations on issues related to Family Law and dispute resolution. Malcolm also offers mediation in Estate matters and is trained in Elder mediation.

Bluewater Mediation Services

Family Mediation

Family mediation is a voluntary process, where a neutral mediator supports family members to make decisions, often but not always in the context of separation or divorce. Family mediation can also be used to resolve parenting issues, and to develop cohabitation agreements or marriage contracts.

Family Mediation-Arbitration 

Mediation-Arbitration is a blended process to assist in resolving family issues, which combines mediation with the possibility of a final, binding decision (arbitration), where needed. Mediation-Arbitration is recognized by Ontario Courts as a useful process choice for families.

Elder and Estate Mediation

Care needs arising from the aging of loved ones, or from special needs of adult children, can be uniquely stressful for family members. These stresses and responsibilities – for physical care and sometimes for financial management – can create conflicts and tensions.

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Accredited Mediation Services in London and Toronto. Please call for more information. Services available in other locations by special arrangement.

Resources

Are Agreements Binding?

Are Agreements Binding?

Transcript 1 min read (123 Words) Once you go through the mediation process and end up with a separation agreement. The question is, is that binding is it enforceable so let me address that as we're going through the sessions and talking about the issues. We're...

Children In The Mediation Process

Children In The Mediation Process

Transcript 1 min read (139 Words) So let's talk about how children's voices get heard through the mediation process. For many parents it's important that their children in some way have their views and preferences heard we can do that. By accessing resources that we...

Intake Process

Intake Process

Transcript 2 min read (378 Words) So let me tell you a little bit about the mediation process. If you decide to come without a lawyer. All of my cases start with an intake meeting. I have an intake form that I provide my clients. They complete the intake form and then...

Choosing a Mediator

Choosing a Mediator

Transcript 2 min read (254 Words) Choosing a mediator is a really important decision and I would suggest that in choosing a mediator. You need to consider the following: first of all what issues do you have is it? Are the parenting issues? Are they financial issues?...

About Malcolm

About Malcolm

Transcript 1 min read (137 Words) Hi I'm Malcolm with Bluewater Mediation and let me tell you a little bit about my background. I practice family law here in London, for 42 years. I retired from the law firm at the end of 2017. I've had a mediation practice for 17...

Why Mediate?

Why Mediate?

Transcript 2 min read (239 Words) So to answer the question why would you choose to mediate? I think the most important factor is the fact that it is, you making decisions for you and your family. Separation is an extremely difficult time. There can be conflict....

From Our Clients

Hear from some of the amazing clients we’ve helped in our 12 years of service.
“Malcolm Bennett and his team demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and compassion during an otherwise stressful period. His dedication, integrity and goal-oriented attitude resulted in the desired outcome to our case. My family and I are forever grateful.”

“It is my pleasure to write on behalf of Malcolm Bennett and his support team at McKenzie Lake. I have always been completely satisfied with either the level of service or the results of his work. Responses to my inquiries and concerns are dealt with promptly and efficiently. I have 100% trust and confidence in Malcolm’s judgment and ability.”

“I wanted to send you a sincere thank you for all your guidance and support during the biggest transition of my life. I am grateful for your clear view of my situation and your gentle approach to assisting me in the reality that was and could be. Sometimes in the midst of emotion, stress and uncertainty, it is easy to make irrational decisions.”