Leslie Slater

  • Slater Mediation Services
    559 View Royal Avenue
    Victoria, Southern Vancouver Island
    V9B 1B9

  • slatermediate@gmail.com
  • Cell: 250-508-5046
    Cell: 250-508-5046
  • LL.B., Mediator

Civil Roster Mediator Details

I worked as a civil litigator from 1987 until 2017, always maintaining both a plaintiff and defence practice. I was a partner with Carfra Lawton LLP in Victoria from 1991 until 2015. In 2007, I qualified as a mediator, and began mediating along with my law practice. In 2016, I began mediating through my own company, Slater Mediation Services; my work now is solely that of a mediator.

I have mediated many hundreds of cases in my roles as mediator and as counsel. During my legal career, I focused on serious personal injury and insurance cases, including catastrophic brain injury, paraplegia, and fatal accidents claims. I maintained a balanced practice by always acting for both plaintiffs and defendants (including ICBC, private insurers, and government institutions). I have significant experience in complex medical negligence claims as I acted for BC Health Authorities, defending their employees in liability claims. I have extensive trial experience at all levels of court in BC, and before various administrative tribunals, including Coroner’s inquests.

I have been recognized by Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the personal injury field.

I am based in Victoria, but happy to travel throughout the province.

My interests outside of work include golf, and travel.
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury / Motor Vehicle
  • Professional Misconduct
  • Wills & Estates
  • $400 - $450
    British Columbia, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern BC, Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
    Hourly rates are determined by the complexity of the file and the number of parties to the matter. Fees and expenses (plus applicable taxes) to be shared equally by the parties, unless the parties otherwise agree. The minimum charge per mediation attendance per day is 4 hours, plus preparation time. Travel time will be charged at half the hourly rate plus GST for travel outside of Victoria. The parties are responsible for facility charges, catering expenses, and accommodation and travel expenses incurred by the mediator. All fees are due immediately after the mediation or notice of cancellation.
    A fee of equal to two hours of the hourly rate, plus mediation preparation time (plus applicable taxes), plus any charges incurred (ie. facility, flights) for each booked day will be charged for notice given less than 5 clear business days before the mediation.