Welcome to 2020. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that this coming year will be happy and productive for all. This edition of my newsletter is focused on med-arb and has a brief case comment on two very recent cases from the Supreme Court of Canada. Although both Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 and Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 66 are administrative law cases, they are very likely to have an impact on the courts in arbitration cases. There is also a link to a UK based mediation case law database. If you know of a similar Canadian database, please let me know and I will include it in a future newsletter. I am also pleased to announce that after completing the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course in Toronto in late September, I have now been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England. The CIArb, which was founded in 1915, is widely regarded as the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management. As always, I welcome your feedback and please feel free to forward my newsletter to any of your colleagues.