Duncan W. Glaholt
Duncan W. Glaholt, C.Arb. is the founder and principal of Glaholt ADR Inc. a provider of independent mediation and arbitration services to the construction industry. Duncan is now counsel to the leading and nationally recognized construction law firm that he founded, Glaholt Bowles LLP. Duncan has practiced construction law since his call to the Bar of Ontario in 1979, resolving a wide range of disputes in the energy, infrastructure and resource industries. Since 2019 Duncan has devoted his full time to the mediation and arbitration of construction
disputes. He has mediated disputes in every sector of the construction economy. He has chaired arbitration, dispute review, dispute adjudication, and combined dispute boards.
Duncan is regular speaker in the area of construction industry ADR and is the author, co-author, and editor of several standard reference books on construction law and alternative dispute resolution. These include Halsbury's Laws of Canada's Construction and Alternative Dispute
Resolution titles (Lexis-Nexis, 2021 and 2022) and The Law of ADR in Canada: An Introductory Guide, 3rd edition (LexisNexis, 2022). Mr. Glaholt has also authored Construction Trusts (1998, Carswell) and earlier editions of Conduct of a Lien Action and the Annotated Ontario
Construction Act (Carswell). He is a co-author of Bristow, Glaholt, Reynolds and Wise on Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, (8th edition, Carswell, 2020). Mr. Glaholt is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
Duncan served on the board of Canada’s largest public hospital for a decade, chairing that board during its development of a new greenfield 650 bed facility. Duncan is the recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Construction Law and the Toronto Construction Association lifetime achievement award.