The issue of mandatory mediation – where parties are required by civil procedure rules to take part in a mediation before having their cases heard in court – has given rise to heated debate. Here we present some informative and balanced materials on the subject.
Mandatory Mediation: an Oxymoron?: Examining the Feasability of Implementing a Court-Mandated Mediation Program
Article by Singapore District Judge Dorcas Quek (2010) in the Cardoza Journal of Conflict Resolution http://cojcr.org/vol11no2/479-510.pdf
Introducing a “Presumption of ADR” for Civil Matters in the Subordinate Courts
Article by Singapore District Judges Dorcas Quek and Joyce Low (2012) on the website of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore http://app.subcourts.gov.sg/Data/Files/File/cdr/Feature%201_Draft%207.pdf
Mandatory Counselling and Mediation
The Child Focused Resolution Centre (CFRC)
Article by District Judge Kevin Ng, Family Court, Singapore.