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Maxwell Lectures: Musings of a Mediation Practitioner | 3 March 2022

Called to the Singapore Bar in 1989, Tat is a Senior Weinstein Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is the founding partner of a law practice and a founding member of an international mediation practice. The spectrum of cases that he has been involved include court-annexed mediations, commercial mediations of litigated cases, cross border child abduction cases, matrimonial and medical disputes, and disputes involving communities and NGOs. During this webinar, Tat will reflect on lessons learnt from a selection of the cases that he was involved in the course of his journey as a mediation advocate and mediator.

Who should attend: This webinar will be of interest to legal practitioners, lawyers, arbitrators, academics.

Webinar Details: The webinar is free and will be conducted via Zoom

Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training Category: General

Earn 1 Public CPD Point

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1) Registration – Limited slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

2) Cancellations – If you are unable to attend, a substitute participant is welcome. Please inform us of the substitute participant’s particulars in filling up the registration form.

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The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or alter the content and timing of the programme or the identity of the speakers. In the event that the webinar is cancelled by the Organiser, the participants will be notified prior to the webinar.

Speaker

Mr Lim Tat

LIM TAT

Lim Tat was called to the Singapore Bar in 1989 and admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2004.He holds post-graduate law, business, construction and dispute resolution degrees from National University of Singapore and King’s College London, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, UK) and Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ).

He is a dedicated, passionate and proactive mediator who has, since 2007, mediated a broad spectrum of disputes, including commercial, construction, intellectual property, real estate, shareholder and joint venture, healthcare and family matters. 

His active practice in dispute resolution counsel work provides him with a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs and concerns of parties and counsel involved in dispute resolution. His counsel work includes having represented clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, and in SIAC, ICC and JCAA arbitrations.

Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2016) describes Tat as “always prepared for the unexpected”, a quality that makes him “a true asset to any mediation”. Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2017) describes him as an “outstanding” mediator and “a distinguished figure in Singapore mediation”. The Legal 500 (2016) describes him as “knowledgeable and sharp”, leading a team that “punches above its weight in heavyweight commercial litigation”.

Tat is a 2017 Weinstein JAMS International Fellow and Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). He is Chairperson of the Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore) and Senior Vice-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Tat is an IMI-certified mediator, and accredited with many distinguished institutions, including Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL), National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS, Australia), Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK), Regent’s University London (School of Psychotherapy & Psychology), State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution, Family Justice Courts and Dispute Resolution and Compensation Panel (Mediation Panel), National Electricity Market of Singapore.

Tat is actively involved in the training of mediators for the current and future generations. He is a Principal Trainer of SMC’s Adjunct Training Faculty and Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, and has delivered mediation training to students, judges, lawyers, professionals and business executives in many parts of the world – Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Fiji, Qatar, United States and Vienna. He is an Associate Faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Technology, where he teaches negotiations and company law. He has been a member of the Working Groups of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Mediation and Negotiation Competition and ICC International Mediation Competition. He was appointed as a judge in the 2016 finals of both international mediation competitions.

He was awarded the 2013 State Courts’ Outstanding Court Volunteer Award for his contribution to mediation in the State Courts.

Tat has authored and contributed to publications relating to his areas of practice, including Singapore Civil Procedure (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell (2014, 2016, 2017)), Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell (2015, 2017)), Mediation Practice – 8 Cultures, 16 Cases, 128 Creative Solutions (International Chamber of Commerce (2016)), Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition (American Bar Association (2017)), Arbitration Global Guide – Singapore (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters), Litigation and enforcement in Singapore: overview (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters) and Lexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution (LexisNexis).

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