Neil Hain is a Chartered Mediator, Certified Arbitrator and Senior Investigator. He began practicing law over 20 years ago, and throughout his career, has upheld the highest standards of professionalism and intellectual honesty in his work. He revels in unleashing the potential for workplace and business excellence in tackling high conflict and complex situations.
Neil is responsible for thousands of workplace and professional conduct investigations, mediations and administrative law decisions. He is a highly skilled mediator, investigator and decision maker helping disputing parties obtain outcomes revealing a pathway forward. He has served all sectors of the economy, and maintains long-standing professional associations with regulatory bodies, statutory agencies, health authorities, crown corporations, private and public companies, societies and trade unions. Through his extensive board and committee work, as well as cross-departmental project stewardship, he assists organizations achieve consensus building to meet mandated goals.
Neil Hain continues to expand his public service through Board appointments in Health Care with UBC Children’s and Women’s Research Ethics Board and the College of Pharmacists of BC, as well as in Land and Project Development with the Association of BC Land Surveyors’ Board of Management. He upholds the highest ethical standards in these professional commitments.
Neil Hain continues to grow his footprint based on long-standing relationships of trust, and his reliability in reaching legally sound ends which enable business and workplace excellence.
1995 Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), McGill University
1998 LL.B, University of Victoria
1999 Called to the Bar of British Columbia
2017 Cert. Arbitrator, BCAMI
2019 C. Med, ADR Institute of Canada
2019 to present, Founder, Neil Hain Dispute Resolution
2017 to present, Member, ADR Institute of Canada (BC)
2013 to present, Mediator, WorkSafe BC
2008 to present Member, Mediate BC (Civil Roster and Workplace Designation)
2012 to present, Mediator, Canadian Human Rights Commission (First Nations Roster)
2008 to 2011, Mediator, BC Provincial Court
2008 to 2019, Founder, Solvit Dispute Resolution
1999 to present, Member in Good Standing, Law Society of British Columbia
Board Governance and Committee Work
Board Member, College of Pharmacists of BC
Member, UBC Children’s and Women’s Research Ethics Board
Past Board Member (Multiple Terms), Association of BC Land Surveyors (Order in Council)
Past Member, CBA Equality and Diversity Committee (BC)
Past Member, CBA Court Services Committee (BC)
Past Member, CBA Business of Law Committee (BC)
Past Chair (two year term), CBA ADR subsection (Vancouver)
Past Advisory Board Member (MBA Program) NY Institute of Technology (Vancouver)
Neil routinely presents on numerous workplace and professional responsibility topics for CBA, CLE, Labour-Management Organizations and the Trial-Lawyers Association.
Since 2006, Neil serves as a Public Speaker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
When not working, he enjoys raising his children, traveling and tending to his garden.