National Consultation on Draft Mediation Bill, 2021 by Centre for ADR at National Law University, Delhi

The Event seeks to critically discuss the Draft Bill and present a report with the comments on the Mediation Bill to the Government as institutional representatives.
NLU Delhi
NLU Delhi

On 5th November 2021, the Centre prepared a Draft Bill on Mediation and released it for public comments from the stakeholders. In furtherance of the same, the Centre for ADR at National Law University Delhi is organizing a National Consultation of Draft Mediation Bill, 2021 on 20th November 2021 (Saturday) from 11.00 AM to 01.30 PM.

The Event seeks to critically discuss the Draft Bill and present a report with the comments on the Mediation Bill to the Government as institutional representatives.

The Centre extends the invitation to not only attend the National Consultation with the leading mediators of the country but also to share your comments on the Bill before or during the Consultation.

The Event includes a Welcome Address by Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor of National Law University Delhi followed by an Inaugural Address by Hon'ble Justice M.L. Mehta and an Opening Note by Sr. Adv. Sriram Panchu.

The panel of the Consultation includes leading mediators of India: Amarjit Singh Chandhiok (Senior Advocate), Chitra Narayan (Advocate and Accredited Mediator); Uma Ramanathan (Advocate, Mediator and Mediation Trainer) and Dr. Aman Hingorani (Advocate-on-Record and Mediator).

About Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution (CADR)

The Centre for ADR is a specialized research center of National Law University, Delhi which aims to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution methods among the legal and non-legal professionals, students and general public at large. The Centre envisions a society which values harmony, peaceful co-existence and diversity.

The Panelists

Hon’ble Justice M.L. Mehta is the founder and chairman of the Delhi Dispute Redressal Society (DDRS), an autonomous registered government society within the Law and Justice Department of the Government of India. Justice Mehta has over four decades of judicial experience and has served as both a high court and district court judge in Delhi.

Sriram Panchu is a Senior Advocate and an internationally recognised mediator. He is the Founder of Concord Mediation, which offers services in mediation and med-arb. He is the President of Mediators India, the national association of Indian mediators and a Director on the Board of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). He set up India’s first court – annexed mediation center in 2005 in Madras High Court.

Amarjit Singh Chandhiok is a distinguished Indian Senior Advocate practising in the Supreme Court and High Courts in India and a former Additional Solicitor General of India. He was president of Delhi High Court Bar Association for a record six terms.

Chitra Narayan is currently a lawyer in independent practice, and an accredited mediator in India. Previously, Chitra worked as a dispute resolution and transaction lawyer with leading law firms in India. Chitra has been mediating commercial and non-commercial disputes since 2005.

Uma Ramanathan is an Advocate at Madras High Court for over 29 years, a Mediator since 2005, and a Mediator Trainer since 2006. She is the Organising Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre annexed to the Madras High Court. She is the Managing Trustee of Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution (FCDR).

Dr. Aman Hingorani is a lawyer and mediator in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. Dr. Hingorani has also been appointed as an arbitrator by Delhi High Court and PHDCCI.

Prof. (Dr.) Ruhi Paul is a Professor of Law at the National Law University, Delhi teaching courses on Civil Procedure and ADR methods. She has been teaching ADR courses both at the NALSAR, Hyderabad and at NLU, Delhi to graduate and under-graduate students since 2006. She is the Director of the Centre for ADR at NLU, Delhi since 2008.

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