When the going gets tough,

the tough get talking!

About Tough Talks

At Tough Talks Mediation, we believe that most legal disputes stem from a breakdown in communication.

Communicating effectively can be tough – especially when emotions are high. That’s where we come in.

We exist to guide you through your most challenging and important conversations.

Practice Areas

Here is an indication of the kinds of matters we mediate (not an exhaustive list)

Business – Internal

  • Shareholder or partnership disputes
  • Deadlocked boards
  • Independent chair or moderator
  • Employment disputes 

Business – External

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Debt negotiations
  • Leasing disputes, including retail shops

Estates and Trusts

  • Disputes between beneficiaries and executors/trustees
  • Disagreements between co-trustees or joint executors
  • Family Provision Act claims

Facilitation and Training

Negotiation training for individuals and small teams


  • Property settlements (not child custody matters)
  • Elder law, including elder abuse and guardianship matters
  • Family business disputes

Neighbourhood and Community

  • Dividing fences
  • Boundaries
  • Tree branch/root disputes
  • Strata title issues
  • Noise or other nuisance claims

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