(Ju8) (Live Presentation VC and Webinar) Mediation from Preparation to Completion – areas to observe

Date:    06 October 2023 (Friday)    Time: 9:30am–12:45pm   Language: English   Level: Elementary

Speaker:          Christopher To, Barrister-at-Law, Gilt Chambers

Lawyer CPD / ACCA CPD / SFC CPT / Insurers’ CPD Pts: 3                            Fee: HK$1,790

(Fulfill CPD requirement in family and /or general mediation training under the Mediation Administration Scheme of the Law Society)

Highlight: “Mediation is now part of the legal landscape. To ensure that one is fully versed with the process as w ell as the factors influencing one’s decision to reach a binding settlement agreement, the course will highlight some of the parameters one needs to be aware of when conducting a mediation.” The course will cover the following aspects

  • The mediation process;
  • The strategy to adopt within the mediation process;
  • Risk assessment;
  • When to propose mediation; How to appoint a mediator;
  • The role of the mediator and style;
  • The role of the disputants and their legal advisers;
  • Pre-mediation sessions preparation; Actual mediation session;
  • Authority to settle;
  • Who should attend the mediation session; Confidentiality;
  • Preparation of the mediation position paper and written submissions;
  • Preparation of the opening statement;
  • How to effectively use private sessions;
  • Drafting of the Settlement Agreement;
  • and Contingency arrangements.
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Christopher To
Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers, who is formerly Executive Director, Construction Industry Council. He is a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of International Arbitrators of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Commercial Arbitration Commission, a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre and a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitrators. He is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council, a Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - East Asia Branch and an Immediate Past Chairman of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee.