(PRWEB UK) 9 July 2012
Venue: South Ballroom, Level 2, Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore, 038982.
Date: Wednesday 11 July 2012.
Time: 5.30pm – Arrival of Guests; 6.00pm – Lecture; 7.15pm – Reception.
The development of mediation in England is the subject of a lecture being delivered by Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, QC (Hon) to a distinguished audience in Singapore.
Professor Genn, a leading figure in judicial and government policy in the United Kingdom, will deliver the lecture in the presence of the Chief Justice of Singapore, The Honourable Chan Sek Keong.
Widely published within her field and appointed DBE in the Queen’s 2006 Birthday Honours List, Professor Genn will review the use of private mediation as an alternative to judicial determination.
Focusing principally on civil and commercial disputes, Professor Genn, Dean of Laws and Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL), will trace policy development since the mid-1990s and review what we have learned about the benefits and downsides of mediation for parties and lawyers. The lecture will also reflect on current pressure for compulsory mediation as a cost-saving measure and question the extent to which mediation can be viewed as a vehicle for access to justice.
Around 150 people are expected to attend, including representatives from the University of London International Programmes and senior figures from the Singaporean legal community.
The lecture is organised by the University of London International Programmes and supported by Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). Established in 1997, SMC has become synonymous with excellence in mediation services for the resolution of commercial disputes. It has also established a reputation in Singapore and the region for providing training in negotiation and mediation that is of the highest standard. SMC enjoys the full support of the Supreme Court and the Subordinate Courts of Singapore. It continues to build relations with the legal and business community as well as promote mediation to the general public.
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The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
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There are more than 18,000 students studying worldwide, including Singapore, on the University of London International Programmes Undergraduate Laws Programme.