This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to help clients avoid disputes or get them resolved as quickly and as inexpensively as possible.
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A general understanding of the various methods of dispute resolution, the alternatives to court proceedings, and a knowledge of the processes and procedures of various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), ADR practitioners and the benefits of ADR.
An overview of the mediation process, when to use it to resolve a dispute, and the key principles, costs and benefits of mediation to dispute resolution.
An overview of the arbitration process, how it works in practice and the key principles, costs and benefits of this approach to dispute resolution.
An overview of the adjudication process and an explaination of the benefits of adjudication as a method of dispute resolution, and common issues faced when acting as adjudicator.
Dr Christopher To, former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Christopher To is an independent mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He is also an accredited mediator, accredited adjudicator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional and a law professor.
As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia. He did this by increasing the number of international dispute cases being referred to Hong Kong for amiable resolution, as well as creating the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a body that has gained international prominence within the dot.com community as a reliable entity that manages domain name disputes.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership and his contribution to the community, in 2001 he was honored as the youngest Director of the Year in Hong Kong and, in 2007, he was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.