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In today's dynamic business environment, organisations, their people and business associates inevitably butt heads. Be prepared to deal with negotiations and difficult issues. As the nation’s flagship mediation body, Singapore Mediation Centre can empower you with the capacity to control the outcomes in disputes. 


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Since 1997, SMC has set the standard for excellence in mediation services both in Singapore and in the region. As the nation’s flagship mediation centre, SMC’s track record shows that we deliver successful results. SMC also trains individuals to become the best professional mediators in their field.


Opening of the Legal Year 2020 Speeches


The three speeches were delivered by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, The Honourable Attorney-General, Lucien Wong, SC and The President of The Law Society, Gregory Vijayendran at the Supreme Court Building on 6 January 2020.

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To New Beginnings


As 2019 winds down and 2020 beckons, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and make plans for the new year.

This year, over 1,000 disputes (collectively from all dispute resolution services) were lodged, continuing SMC’s proud standing as one of the largest non-court general dispute resolution centres in Asia. We bid a fond farewell to Seng Onn, our first Executive Director who has been instrumental in SMC’s growth and success, and Mr Ban Jiun Ean was humbled to come on board as the new Executive Director.

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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.

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Singapore Mediation Charter

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Join other companies that have pledged their commitment to resolving disputes amicably today. 

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