Settling Disputes in Construction Industry:

A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR

Ep 1: The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Malaysian Construction Industry

In our first episode, we are honoured to have our AIADR President, Datuk Prof Sundra Rajoo to talk on ‘The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Malaysia Construction Industry’ as an opening for this special series.
Datuk Prof Sundra Rajoo is a Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) and a Chartered Arbitrator. Not only that, being the former Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), he has played an active role in transforming AIAC into a sought-after arbitration centre in the Asian region. With his experiences and wisdoms we are sure his insights will help to shed some light on the recent difficulties faced in the construction industry.

Ep 2: The Rationale of using Negotiation and Mediation in Malaysian Construction Industry

The Second Episode of Settling Disputes in Construction Industry: A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR , we have Ms Rammit Kaur to speak on ‘The Rationale of using Negotiation and Mediation in Malaysian Construction Industry’. Ms Rammit has evolved from a practising lawyer and corporate counsel to a dispute resolution consultant bringing with her close to 20 over years wealth of experience. She has gained expertise in the construction, infrastructure, transportation, logistics, oil & gas and legal industries. She is also passionate about dispute resolution and actively sits in as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. We are certain that her experiences will bring an insights as to the crux of why negotiation and mediation can help to solve construction disputes!

Ep 3 : Negotiation Skills and Techniques in Construction related Mediation

The Third Episode of Settling Disputes in Construction Industry: A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR , we have Mr Darshendev Singh to speak on ‘Negotiation Skills and Techniques in Construction Related Mediation’. Mr Darshendev is a Fellow of AIADR and Partner of Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. He is the sole Malaysian recipient of the 2019 Asia Pacific Top 10 Arbitrators Award (under the age of 40 category), and been ranked as a Next Generation Partner for Dispute Resolution in Malaysia, by The Legal 500 in its Asia Pacific 2020 Ranking and Asia Pacific 2021 Ranking. We are certain that his experiences and wisdoms will enhance your understanding on the negotiation skills and techniques required in a Mediation setting.
 
 

Ep 4: Negotiation Role Play

The Fourth Episode of Settling Disputes in Construction Industry: A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR , we have law students from UOWMKDU Tan Wey May, Kenn Chan, Jehan Nazeeha Jeffry and Wong Ai Yu to showcase how negotiation works in construction disputes. This negotiation role play reflects the common disputes that’s often faced by contractors in Malaysia, and also how negotiation is different from Mediation. The process of negotiation and mediation is relatively similar by the concepts of legal professional privilege and without prejudice, hence often caused confusion to their differences. However, negotiation in comparison to mediation is a relatively informal process involving the discussion of some or all of the issues in a case with a view to resolve them on agreed terms without a mediator.
 
 

Ep 5 :Mediation Skills and Techniques : A Look into Real Life Mediation

In the Fifth Episode of Settling Disputes in Construction Industry: A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR, we have Ms Samrith Kaur and Ms Revathi Kannan to have a discussion on the topic “Mediation Skills and Techniques: A Look into Real Life Mediation”. Ms Samrith is an advocate and solicitor the Managing Partner at Messrs. Samrith Sanjiv & Partners, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and with the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. While, Ms Revathi is a practising lawyer, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner and academician. She is the founder of a boutique legal firm Messrs Revathi & Partners which handle all areas of law in general.  We are certain that you will be able to gain a valuable insight on how Mediation works in real life with their significant experience in the Mediation field.
 
 

Ep 6 : Mediation Role Play

In the last episode of Settling Disputes in Construction Industry: A Practical Guide to Mediation by AIADR, we have law students from ALSA UKM, Vanusya A/P Joothymani, Paavana Pooja Rajasegaran, Siti Munirah Edward, Rabiatul Nur Hidayati Jalaludin and Nur Aliya Zamimi to showcase how Mediation works in construction disputes. This mediation role play is the sequel of the negotiation role play episode on the construction dispute faced by CMS Building and Overview Construction. This will showcase the difference between negotiation and mediation and how mediation can help to resolve construction disputes. Mediation, being the most prevalent form of ADR is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways of resolving a disagreement. We believe by adopting Mediation, difficulties faced by contractors due to the Covid-19 pandemic recently could be resolved amicably.
 
 
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