NEWS & UPDATES
Bumper number of mediation matters for Singapore Mediation Centre in 2016
SMC has recorded the highest number of matters filed in its 20-year history. For all the statistics and figures, read the full story below.
Mediation subsidy for media freelancers
As part of its focus to provide better support for media freelancers, IMDA has partnered with SMC to provide subsidised mediation services to resolve contractual disputes.
Parliament passes the Mediation Bill
Commercial mediation work in Singapore has been given more legislative muscle with the passing of two Bills that boost Singapore's position as a dispute resolution hub.
Court Practice Directions (Mediation)
The Supreme Court Practice Directions (Amendment No 1 of 2016) came into effect on 2 January 2016. We draw the attention of advocates and solicitors to the amendments 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 is attached at Appendix I of the Practice Directions.
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