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Colleen J. Cattell, QC, C.Med., Mediator, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Colleen J. Cattell, QC, C.Med.

Cattell ADR
1650-885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8
Tel: (604) 317-3900
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Recognized to British Columbia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, ADR Training Services, Facilitation

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  • Practice Commenced: 1998
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Colleen was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised in Vancouver with a focus on commercial and construction litigation and professional negligence claims, including three years as in house Claims Counsel with the Lawyers Insurance Fund.  She started mediating in 1998 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2006.  Colleen has worked exclusively as a mediator, arbitrator and trainer since 2011.

Colleen is a Chartered Mediator of the ADR Institute of Canada and a member of the B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute, Mediate B.C., ADRBC, and the Canadian Bar Association, and a Retired Member of the Law Society of British Columbia.  She is on both the mediation and arbitration panels of the B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre.

From 2003 to 2007 Colleen served as President of Mediate B.C. and taught Mediation Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. She now teaches the Dispute Resolution course at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.

Also a frequent presenter, Colleen has written and spoken extensively on litigation and alternate dispute resolution, and since 2014 has taught the annual Fundamentals of Mediation course for the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.  Since 2013 she has provided negotiation consulting and training to clients around the world with ENS International based in Sydney, Australia, a global consulting network in over 48 countries and 10 languages.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Admiralty
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • LL.B., University of Victoria, 1985
  • B.A. in Political Science, Honours, University of Victoria, 1982

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Committee, Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (2020-)
  • Tribunal Member, B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal (2015 – 2017)
  • Board member, B.C. Health Professions Review Board (2013 – 2015)
  • Board member, West Vancouver Community Foundation (2013 – 2016) and the James Bay Community Project (2020-)
  • Past President of Mediate B.C., National Chair of the Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (“LEAF”), Director and Vice-President of West Coast LEAF, and Executive Member of the CBA (BC Branch) Women Lawyers Forum

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