SMC – Designated Mediation Service Provider under the Mediation Act
With effect from 1 Nov 2017, the Singapore Mediation Centre has been gazetted as a designated mediation service provider under the Mediation Act 2017.
The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong's keynote speech
The keynote speech was delivered by The Honourable Justice Debbie Ong at the Second Family Conference on 3 July 2019.
Mediation: A New Age (MANE) Forum
The MANE Forum, brought to you by SMC together with SIDRA, SIMC, SIMI and SMP is organised in conjunction with the Singapore Mediation Week which commemorates the historic signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation.
The one-day event will begin with an opening speech by Senior Minister of State for Law and Health, Mr Edwin Tong SC, a keynote speech by Dr Noeleen Heyzer, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations followed by specially curated panel discussions.
Court Practice Directions (Mediation)
The Supreme Court Practice Directions (Amendment No 1 of 2016) came into effect on 2 January 2016.
Advocates and solicitors: note the changes to paragraph 35B on “Overview of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases” — that it is the professional duty of advocates and solicitors to advise their clients about the different ways their disputes may be resolved using an appropriate form of ADR. The guidelines on advising clients are attached in Appendix I of the Practice Directions.