Mediation provides a cost-effectiveness and efficient alternative for businesses in challenging situations. SMC aims to reach out to our end-users, the business community, to increase awareness of the alternative dispute resolution systems in Singapore, especially mediation and advocate its benefits as a strategic tool for growth.
9 Jun 2016: ADR Trends and Insights (2nd Run)
How the changes in the Supreme Court Practice Directions (Amendment to No 1 of 2016) affects you and your clients
About the Seminar
The Supreme Court Practice Directions (Amendment No 1 of 2016) came into effect on 2 January 2016. The amendments to paragraph 35B on “Overview of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases” now states 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 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). There are also potential adverse costs orders for any unreasonable refusal to engage in ADR.
Learn from our panel of experts about the new changes to the Supreme Court Practice Directions on ADR, the rationale behind them, how this impacts your clients, and your work as a lawyer. Keep up to date on the different ADR schemes available in Singapore to better advise your clients on their ADR options.
Participants will gain a better understanding of:
- The new ADR amendments to the Supreme Court Practice Directions
- Implication for lawyers and the impact it has on their work and their clients
- Potential adverse cost orders for any unreasonable refusal to engage in ADR
- Mediation services at the Singapore Mediation Centre, the application process, timelines and appointment of mediators
- ADR schemes offered by the Law Society of Singapore
|2.00pm - 2.30pm||Registration|
|2.30pm - 3.00pm||Staying Abreast of the Latest ADR Developments at the Supreme Court
-Ramu Miyapan - Assistant Registrar, Supreme Court of Singapore
|3.00pm - 3.30pm||Institutional Mediation: A better way to Mediate
-Loong Seng Onn - Executive Director, Singapore Mediation Centre
|3.30pm - 3.45pm||Tea Break|
|3.45pm - 4.15pm||The Law Society Arbitration Scheme
-Samuel Chako - Director, Legis Point LLC
|4.15pm - 4.45pm||
Please register at the Law Society website here.