Dispute Resolution Schemes
The Law Society of Singapore administers the following dispute resolution schemes.
Please visit our Alternative Dispute Resolution Schemes Microsite for detailed information about our schemes.
Law Society Arbitration Scheme
Arbitration is a private process where parties agree to resolve a dispute by referring it to an Arbitrator who makes a decision on the dispute. The Law Society Arbitration Scheme (LSAS) deals with the resolution of civil and commercial disputes by means of arbitration as opposed to litigation in Court.
Law Society Mediation Scheme
Mediation is a private dispute resolution process where parties agree to refer their dispute to a mediator who assists the parties in arriving at a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. Unlike arbitration or litigation, the mediator is not an arbiter and does not make any decisions on behalf of the parties. The Law Society Mediation Scheme (LSMS) deals with the resolution of civil disputes by means of mediation as opposed to litigation or arbitration.
Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme
Neutral evaluation and neutral determination are private processes where parties agree to refer their dispute to a Neutral whose role will be to provide a summary evaluation of the dispute or temporary determination of the matter. The Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme (LSNEDS) allows for quick resolution of disputes between parties as opposed to litigation or arbitration.
Law Society Family Law Mediation and Neutral Evaluation Scheme
Mediation and Neutral Evaluation in Family Law matters
The Law Society Mediation Scheme has set up a specialist Family Law arm that allows for the resolution of family law disputes through mediation in a cost-effective and timely manner and provides disputants with an opportunity to resolve their family law disputes without having to resort to or continue with litigation.
The Family Law arm has also established the Law Society Neutral Evaluation Scheme which aims to create stable truces and lasting peace by dealing with family disagreements and disputes that do not reach formal proceedings.
Click here to know more about the Law Society Family Law Mediation and Neutral Evaluation Scheme.
Law Society’s Expedited Adjudication Schemes
Rule 20 of the Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) Rules 2011 (‘CLPR’) establishes a scheme for the adjudication of ‘relevant disputes’ under the CLPR (‘Scheme’). In essence, the Scheme is set up for the expedited resolution of disagreements in respect of the withdrawal of conveyancing money from conveyancing accounts.
Click here to know more about the Scheme.