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Alternative dispute resolution e-bulletin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 17 2012

Welcome to our first ADR e-bulletin of 2012


Introduction of a mediation bill in Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 8 2011

In an effort to provide a legal framework for conducting mediation in Hong Kong, the Mediation Task Force has recently announced that it aims to introduce the Mediation Bill into the Legislative Council towards the end of 2011


Supreme Court of India holds that mediation proceedings are confidential
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • India
  • January 31 2011

On 7 January 2011 the Supreme Court of India, in the case of Moti Ram (D) Tr. LRs and Anr. Vs Ashok Kumar and Anr (Civic Appeal No. 1095 of 2008), held that mediation proceedings were confidential in nature, and that only an executed settlement agreement or alternatively a statement that the mediation proceedings were unsuccessful, should be provided to the court by the mediator


Application of "lawyers-as-mediators" programme in Singapore is expanded to Small Claims Tribunal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • June 8 2011

A programme which allows lawyers to become "Associated Mediators" through the Singapore Mediation Centre has continued to grow in Singapore


Changes to the Industrial Relations Act in Singapore allow employees to pursue mediation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • June 8 2011

On 1 February 2011 amendments to the Industrial Relations Act were brought into force in Singapore


Hong Kong courts consider the mediation-arbitration procedure
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 8 2011

In Gao Hai Yan v Keeneye Holdings Ltd 2011 HKEC 514, the enforcement in Hong Kong of a mainland arbitral award that was rendered (in China) following failed settlement efforts in a mediator-arbitrator ('med-arb') process was challenged on public policy grounds


Ministry of Justice consultation on promoting greater recourse to ADR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 8 2011

In our first ADR e-bulletin of this year we reported that the UK government had publicly committed to a greater use of mediation and other forms of ADR in the civil justice system


Other EU action on promoting the use of ADR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 8 2011

Together with the consultation on the use of ADR and the resulting legislative proposal, the European Commission is undertaking the following initiatives


New Australian Civil Dispute Resolution Act comes into force
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • September 6 2011

The new Australian Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011, which applies to all federal civil law matters and came into force on 1 August 2011, encourages parties to take ‘genuine steps’ to resolve their disputes before commencing certain proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia or in the Federal Magistrates Court


European Parliament publishes draft report on ADR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • September 6 2011

In June 2011, the European Parliament published a draft report on ADR in civil, commercial and family matters