Alternative Dispute Resolution Schemes

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.

Click here to find out more or download the Mediation Scheme Handbook.

To download the Request for Mediation, click here. (Please email the Request for Mediation to adr@lawsoc.org.sg)

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.

Click here to find out more or download the Arbitration Scheme Handbook.

To download the Notice of Arbitration, click here. (Please email the Notice of Arbitration to adr@lawsoc.org.sg)

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.

Click here to find out more or download the Neutral Evaluation & Determination Scheme Handbook.

Law Society Family Law Mediation and Neutral Evaluation Scheme

Mediation in Family Law matters

Mediation is a private process where parties agree to refer their family dispute to a mediator(s) whose role will be to assist the parties in arriving at a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. Unlike litigation, the resolution of the family dispute is not dependent on a third party imposing a decision on the parties.

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.

Neutral Evaluation in Family Law matters

The aim of the neutral evaluation process is to create stable truces and lasting peace by dealing with family disagreements and disputes that do not reach formal proceedings.

The advantages of the neutral evaluation process under the specialist Family Law arm of the Law Society Neutral Evaluation Scheme are that parties are not permanently saddled with the result and  they have a subsequent chance of asserting their rights through the formal dispute resolution processes.

An evaluation is advisory only and provides the parties with a review of merits of each of their case by an independent third party. Every single stage of the process is limited by time to avoid any unnecessary prolongation of the matter.

For more information on our mediation and neutral evaluation schemes for family disputes, visit our family disputes tab at adr.lawsociety.org.sg/family

Alternatively, you may e-mail adr@lawsoc.org.sg for any enquiry.

Law Society’s Expedited Adjudication Scheme

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.