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  1. New body will uphold mediation standards

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com A new regulatory body will be set up early next year to standardise the accreditation of mediators. Co-founded by the Law Society, Bar Association, International Arbitration Centre and the Mediation Centre, the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association will ensure accredited mediators comply with its code of conduct, and discipline those who do ...

  2. Mediators to step in

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Launched by the Democratic Party and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre, the campaign will provide a way for disagreements to be settled with the help of an accredited mediator. An accredited mediator ... to continue, they would have to pay HK$800 an hour. However, if they could not afford this, they could continue with accredited mediators from the Democratic Party for no charge. The party would ...

  3. Bid to boost confidence in mediation

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the accreditation of mediators. The working group's report, released yesterday, will be open to public consultation for three months. Since the formation of the working group, chaired by Secretary ... accreditation bodies, including the Law Society and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre. The working group says that ultimately it would be ideal to have a single body for accrediting mediators 'to ...

  4. Bill aims to increase use of mediation

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee A bill to regulate and promote use of mediation will be introduced in the Legislative Council by the end of the year. A single accreditation body for mediators is also expected to be set up. Simon Lee Pak-sing, deputy law officer of civil law for the Department of Justice, said the bill would define mediation and cover confidentiality and privilege. The moves ...

  5. Learn how to help parties settle their disputes

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... compared to last year, many of them legal practitioners. 'There were maybe 300 to 400 accredited general mediators before, and there must be at least hundreds more newly accredited or waiting to be accredited.' About a dozen institutions provide training, including several universities (often in conjunction with the Mediation Centre), Britain's Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, ...

  6. Lawyers falling short as mediators

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Seven out of 10 lawyers seeking to become mediators fail to get accredited due to an approach to court cases that is 'too adversarial'. Mediators, ... trying to get accredited. Only 30 per cent of lawyers who seek accreditation at the Hong Kong Mediation Centre pass, compared with 45 per cent of non-lawyers, said the centre's founding ...

  7. Justice experts call for benchmark on mediation services

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to develop a common accreditation benchmark. Mr Justice Li also said mediation should be made a compulsory part of the professional qualification course for lawyers, whose current understanding ... was a mature process. Mr Wong said training and accreditation were high priorities for a cross-sector working group on mediation that he will head. Mediation, like arbitration, is an alternative ...

  8. Mediation gives courts a run for their money

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since then, more than 400 lawyers had attended such courses. And while only 11 solicitors became accredited mediators in the 15 months to April 1, more than 30 have been accredited since then. ... had 445 accredited mediators, and since 2008 there had been an increase of 15 per cent in newly accredited mediators. Bar Association chairman Russell Coleman SC said that since October 2007, ...

  9. Lawyer sees no conflict of interest

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Lawyers are trained to argue in an adversarial setting while mediators are taught to help parties in a dispute find a compromise. Young barrister Danny Chan Kin-keung, who is also an accredited mediator, does not see conflict between the two professions. 'The major difference is lawyers are fighting for the best interest of their clients while mediators have ...

  10. Mediators take non-judgmental approach

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to communicate with others in order to achieve a fruitful outcome,' says Lam. Mediators have to be accredited by a recognised body, such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Getting accreditation is just the first step. Quality mediators need to have an in-depth knowledge of the industry they mediate in, Lam says. 'It takes years to build knowledge in the industry so [this] ...




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