When in full time practice I retained Craig to mediate some very challenging divorce cases for high net worth clients which collectively involved more than a billion dollars in assets in different jurisdictions.
Craig's sophisticated business acumen, professionalism, and persistence were instrumental in resolving these difficult files. He is imaginative and willing to "go the extra kilometer".
As a full time ADR practitioner today I can tell you that Craig is one of Canada's preeminent mediators.
Grant Sadvari, Toronto
I have known Craig for over 10 years, initially as an opponent in international disputes and more recently as co-counsel. We have been engaged in solving a variety of complex problems in the United States, England, Canada, South Africa, Singapore and North Africa.
Craig is an exceptionally versatile lawyer. He has a first class legal mind as a litigator who cuts to the chase in analyzing and explaining issues. He is an incisive and effective negotiator, able to assess and sum up accurately people, problems and situations. He is also very experienced commercially which gives clients confidence. And he is to boot, a great character whom I have been privileged to know and work with.
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Over the past 10 years, Craig, as a mediator, has earned the trust and confidence of plaintiff and defense counsel. He has earned that trust by being prepared, fair, respectful to all parties and most importantly, with Craig's help, files get resolved. For these reasons, recommending Craig as a mediator is always well received.
Mary Lynn Kane, Q.C.
Cox & Palmer (retired)
Managing Partner (PEI)
Part of my job as a senior claims consultant for an international financial services company is to manage our litigation.
Having participated in over 500 mediations across Canada over the last 25 years Craig is unquestionably the most effective mediator I've dealt with. He is always prepared, respectful to all parties and counsel and keeps the parties focused on the issues that are at the root of the dispute
Interestingly, although he is our company's mediator of choice because he gets cases settled, he is usually the mediator of choice of opposing counsel.
Senior Claims Consultant
International Financial Services Company
In our part of the world Craig is "the go to guy" to get difficult and delicate problems resolved.
He is truly a lawyer's lawyer.
Former Client (Practicing Lawyer, Nova Scotia)
Wagners has participated in over a hundred mediations with Craig during the last 20 years. His vast experience as a trial lawyer is an enviable and invaluable tool for any mediator and allows Craig to bring credibility to the discussion about possible trial outcomes. Our firm has always found Craig to be an insightful, persistent and effective mediator who understands that the object of the exercise is to settle cases. Simple put - Craig is the complete litigation package from start to finish.
Ray Wagner, Q.C.