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About Us

Elizabeth Hyde  B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), Acc. FM., FDRP PC (Certified Specialist in Parenting Coordination)


Medius Dispute Resolutions was established in 2010. Providing high quality processes that effectively resolve disputes, Medius offers the expertise that comes from many years of diverse experience. Led by Elizabeth Hyde, Medius provides services in three main areas: 


conflict coaching, corporate workshops and dispute resolution process design including addressing bullying in schools and communities; family and elder mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination services and training; workplace dispute resolution including staff and management training.


Medius also provides senior, skilled management and conflict resolution services to ADR organizations, and Dispute Resolution Officer services in Ontario family courts in Barrie and Toronto.

 

Elizabeth is the Principal of Medius Dispute Resolutions and the Executive Director of  mediate393 inc., a family dispute resolution service that is subsidized by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Elizabeth’s private practice, through Riverdale Mediation Ltd., is focused on providing effective and informed family mediation, arbitration, mediation/arbitration and parenting coordination involving parenting plans, child and spousal support and property division.


Through her work, Elizabeth has developed expertise in working with high-conflict families both during the time of separation and with parents as a Parenting Coordinator when ongoing conflict continues following separation. 


Elizabeth’s experience includes several years as a public school educator and seven years practicing family law in Toronto. In addition Elizabeth spent ten years as the National Director of Professional Development at a national law firm before starting Medius 9 years ago.


Elizabeth received her Master of Laws (ADR) at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. She was an Adjunct Professor at Western University Law School and is a sessional instructor in the LL.M. program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Elizabeth is the past chair of the ADR section of the Ontario Bar Association and a past member of the Child and Youth Law section executive. She is currently the Co-chair of the Parenting Coordination section of FDRIO and the President of the USLA. Elizabeth's memberships include OBA, OAFM, FDRIO, MBBI and AFCC/O