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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Giving peace a fighting chance

Being brought up in a solid middle-class family, Louise Chan soon learned about the importance of integrity. To this day, it's a code by which she lives, in both her career and personal life.

Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am

Living up to those high expectations

Despite having to juggle academic studies and preparation for International Alternative Dispute Resolution Mooting Competition 2011, members of the winning team from City University (CityU) enjoyed the mooting experience from beginning to end.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Give mediation more time to work

Mediation of legal disputes offers a cheap and quick way of resolving them without getting involved in long and costly court battles. It has been strongly promoted by the judiciary as part of civil justice reforms adopted more than two years ago. Nonetheless doubts have been voiced about the commitment of many litigants and mediation professionals.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Mediation Isn't being taken seriously'

Insincere litigants and professionals who fail to take the process seriously are said to be hampering the development of mediation as a way of settling disputes without needing to go to court.

Some parties go through mediation to satisfy the court, then go to court anyway, says the head of an office set up to promote the process.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Foresight paved way for a career in dispute resolution

Almost 20 years ago, Christopher To had the foresight to look ahead and envision Hong Kong as a regional centre for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as arbitration and mediation.

To achieve his goal, he enrolled in the City University (CityU) school of law's master of arts in arbitration and dispute resolution (MAArbDR) programme that began in 1991.

20 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Sometimes the old ways are best to solve disputes

Just as Confucius is back in vogue in education circles, the dispute resolution system in one enterprising district in Hangzhou is also experiencing a return to the traditional ways of the sage.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

CityU hosting dispute resolution contest

City University will host the first inter-university competition on alternative dispute resolution in August, along with the Columbia Law School and China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission. The contest, focusing on commercial disputes, is open to law students around the world. The event was aimed at developing students' mediation and problem-solving skills.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Only so much government can do in civil disputes

Hopes that the controversy over minibonds would be resolved quickly have been dashed. The issues are complex and there are too many investors with different claims for a simple solution to be found. The government has made a good-faith proposal for the banks to buy back at market prices the minibonds and related derivative products linked to the defunct Lehman Brothers.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mediation scheme for buildings disputes

Hoping to tackle the increasing number of building management disputes and streamline the lengthy legal processes, the government will introduce a pilot scheme under which parties will be encouraged to reconcile before or during the litigation process.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Nurturing a flair for fairness

An international trend towards resolving disputes through informal methods has created the need for more professionals to be trained in arbitration and mediation - methods to resolve conflict between two or more parties through third-party intervention.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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