What is it?
A mediation scheme that aims to mediate disputes between law practices amicably
by a Senior Counsel mutually agreed by the parties.
SCMediate is part of the continuing efforts of the Forum of Senior Counsel to render
contributions to the profession as a whole.
Senior Counsel who are in private practice (known as the Forum of Senior Counsel),
have agreed, upon request and subject to their availability, to act as a mediator
under the Scheme.
What are the Fees?
Under the scheme, the Senior Counsel mediating the dispute will not charge if the
total time spent does not exceed half a day.
Is Confidentiality Assured?
All communication with the Senior Counsel as mediator will be kept confidential.
The Senior Counsel will render his service on the basis that he is exempted from
liability in respect of the services provided. As with all mediations, the Senior
Counsel will not have any power to make binding decisions.
How to Apply?
Simply contact the Law Society’s Communications and Membership Interests department
at 6530 0238.
This SCMediate scheme is different from the Cost Dispute Resolve scheme offered by the Law Society for resolving disputes
on legal costs.