•  Co-author - "Lending and Recovery" - Kelly  Ackroyd   Hoke   (Carswell)

  •  Co-author - "International Kidnapping - The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" - Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

  •  Numerous papers and lectures delivered in North America and Europe on topics including:

  •  The Law Relating to Tracing of Trust Funds and Claims Related thereto

  •  The Distinction between Advertent and Inadvertent Negligence in Criminal Law

  •  Defences to the Enforcement of Guarantees by Financial Institutions

  •  The Benefits and Pitfalls of Alternative Dispute Resolution

  •  The Drafting and Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements

  •  The Challenge to Solicitor/Client Privilege in Money Laundering Legislation

  •  The Law Relating to Solicitor/Client Privilege, Litigation privilege and Public Interest Immunity

Arbitration & Mediation Services


Mr. Kelly brings over 42 years of experience as a litigator including 22 years as a Specialist in Civil Litigation to his practice as an arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Kelly  

John S. Kelly has been listed for his arbitration experience in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Kelly's experience as a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator has given him extensive insight into the problems faced by parties attempting a negotiated resolution of a dispute.

Mr. Kelly has a reputation of being entirely independent of the parties who retain him.

John S. Kelly Arbitration and Mediation Services provides arbitration and mediation services to represented parties who wish to achieve certainty by way of resolution of disputes prior to adjudication.

Mr. Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Victoria University at the University of Toronto, and a JD from the University of Toronto Law School. He was called to the bar in 1973

Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation since 1992, he has practiced at all levels at Courts in Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Kelly received advanced training in conflict resolution including mediation and negotiation at the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

He was designated a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1997 and Mr. Kelly was the founding chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

During his career, Mr. Kelly has been retained as a sole arbitrator, chairman of an arbitration tribunal and as counsel in numerous commercial arbitrations both domestic and international.

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John S. Kelly Arbitration & Mediation Services 

John S. Kelly