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Randy Noonan, Arbitrator, Sidney, British Columbia.

Randy Noonan

R. Noonan ADR Solutions Ltd.
PO Box 2304, Sidney PO Main
Sidney, BC V8L 5H7
Tel: (604) 315-8050
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Randy is a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator with more than 30-years’ experience, primarily in labour, employment, and human rights, working in both public and private sectors.

Prior to commencing his arbitration practice, Randy acted as in-house counsel both in the education and health sectors.  He was co-founder of Noonan Hewson Law Firm in Vernon, B.C.  He was counsel in many high-profile cases and has appeared before a wide range of administrative tribunals and all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Labour and Employment law are rife with issues that involve a sensitive balancing of interests and with maintaining ongoing relationships.  Randy has spent many years discerning underlying issues and understanding what motivates the parties involved in disputes.  He has a reputation as a fair and understanding arbitrator/mediator and for helping parties to find creative solutions to workplace and dismissal disputes.

Arbitration Experience

Randy has arbitration and mediation experience in many sectors including education (both K-12 and Post-Secondary), health (both public and private), brewery, concrete, pulp and paper, lumber, forestry, food production, elevator, meat industry, soft drink industry, ferries, firefighting, police, shipyards, insurance, tug boat, packaging; transportation; maritime.  

Case Experience

  • Contract Disputes
  • Labour/Unions


  • LLB – University of Victoria, 1987
  • Justice Institute of BC – Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies Scholarships from Swinton & Company, Davis and Company, Ladner Downs
  • Studied/practiced in London, England on an international scholarship from Linklaters & Paines
  • Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for Chief Justice Allan McEachern

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Arbitrators Association of BC
  • Yukon Public Service Labour Relations Board (adjudicator)
  • Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals
  • B.C. Council of Administrative Tribunals
  • Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board (adjudicator)
  • Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau Register of Arbitrators

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