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J. Charles Foster, K.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

J. Charles Foster, K.C.

Diplomate member
Foster Mediator / Médiateur
919 Prospect Street
Suite 200
Fredericton, NB E3B 2T7
Tel: (506) 462-4007
Fax: (506) 462-4001
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Recognized to New Brunswick Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of province to: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Other ADR Services: Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)15
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Charles is the principal of Foster & Company, which he founded in 1997 with the goal of providing top-flight service. This philosophy extends to his ADR services as well; Charles takes the time to understand the matter and the parties’ positions so that he’s prepared and able to help them reach a satisfactory resolution in even the most difficult cases.

While Charles oversees the firm’s litigation practice and represents clients in commercial/complex litigation matters throughout New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada, his mediation practice has grown over the years to be his primary area of practice. The cases he mediates are most often related to motor vehicle accidents, professional negligence, and insurance benefits.


Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Family Businesses
  • Fishing Industry
  • Forestry
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


Charles came to Canada from the UK after secondary school and studied French at the Université de Québec à Chicoutimi and Memorial University in Newfoundland. He completed his Bachelor of Law in 1985 and was called to the bar in 1986. In 2001 Charles earned a Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate from the Harvard Law School in Massachusetts. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011 and has been selected by peers for inclusion in both Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate and commercial litigation and insurance law).


Memberships & Affiliations

In addition to membership in the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association, Charles is a member of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick (AJEFNB), Insurance Institute of New Brunswick, the Canadian Defense Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, a board member of the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, and an elected member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Provincial Chairperson for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Charles is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

In conjunction with his mediation practice, Charles is a member of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Atlantic Institute in addition to being included in the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Rates Information

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Language Skills

English, French

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