Date: Thursday, 15 December 2011
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Sime Darby Convention Centre 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
About the Seminar
Conflicts are a part of life and commerce. The question is how they should be managed. Mediation can be used in a broad range of circumstances; it can help resolve almost any dispute that would otherwise go to court or arbitration. It can be proposed at any stage of a dispute, although the earlier it is adopted the greater the savings in time and costs. Mediators can come from all walks of life provided they undergo the required training before being accredited as a mediator. The current trend in the Malaysian Courts after the launch of “The Kuala Lumpur Court Mediation Center” in August 2011 is to refer matters which come before the courts to mediation conducted by judges and or private mediators. Only if mediation is unsuccessful, the courts continue with disposal of the case by way of a trial. It is therefore imperative that lawyers and members of the public understand mediation and its process and how its advantages help resolve disputes expeditiously.
This one day course aims to:
- Introduce mediation and explain the process and how the mediator who acts as a catalyst to the mediation process assists parties in the resolution of their disputes. The mediator defines the issues, opens up channels of communication, explores options and alternatives and facilitates negotiation between the parties towards reaching a settlement
- Explain the role of lawyers at mediation and how to represent clients during the mediation process
- Highlight the progress and current trends of mediation in Malaysia
Who Should Attend
- Legal Practioners
- Human Resources Managers
- Memebers of the Judiciary
- In House Legal Counsel
- Architects/Quantity Surveyor
- Traning Institutions
- Anyone Intrestedin Dispute Resolutions
Advocate & Solicitor
Mediator, Bar Council & KLRCA
Part Time Lecturer, Faculty of Law
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Gunavathi is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and has been in private practice for more than 24 years. She was accredited as one of the pioneer mediators of the Malaysian Mediation Center of the Bar Council in April 2000 and is also empanelled as an accredited mediator of The Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center. She has specialized in mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1998 after graduating from University Malaya with the Master in Laws (LLM). She was responsible for drawing up the working paper for the establishment of the Malaysian Mediation Center of the Bar Council, Malaysia in 1998. She has been an active committee member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Council, Malaysia since its inception in 1999. Her passion for mediation is reflected by her vast experience in sharing her knowledge by teaching mediation as a part-time lecturer in the Master of Laws programme in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya from 1999 to date. She has conducted numerous talks, seminars and workshops in mediation for judges, lawyers, bankers, students and other professionals from year 2000 to date. She has also successfully mediated several commercial and family disputes in Kuala Lumpur.
Naachammai A/P KMS Kumarappan Chettiar
Advocate & Solicitor
Meg, Nacga, Zahir & Co
Mediator, Bar Council
Nacha is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and has been in private practice for more than 15 years. Nacha has graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, LLB Hons University of London (External) and LLM from University of Malaya. She is an accredited mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Center of the Bar Council. She is one of the lead trainers for the Mediation Skill Training Course, Malaysian Mediation Center. She is an active committee member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Council, Malaysia. She has successfully mediated several disputes. Nacha also lectures on mediation for the Ethics course conducted by the Bar Council. She has co-authored the Family Law Section of the “Street Law Manual” for ERA Consumers and trained the Trainers of the Street Law Manual; she also Trained the Chambering Pupil of Legal Aid Centre in the area of Family Law and Labour Law and conducts Legal Awareness Programmes at schools and community centres.
For further information of the seminar please download here.
For further enquiries please call Valerie @ 012-6049744