The Biased Mediator

"The Biased Mediator" By PracticeForte Advisory Affiliate Christian von Baumbach (this article was first published in E-Mediation Magazine) Mediators are 100% impartial! They are not passive observers of a conflict, of course, but actively support all parties equally to express their views and needs and come to solutions that are in their best interest. Most definitions of mediation emphasize the role of the mediator as a neutral or impartial third party. Impartiality is a key principle of mediation. But is this really true? Probably not, at least not 100%. Biases are a natural, and to some extent unavoidable, part of human nature. Our biases help us to navigate through our daily lives without having to think too much about every…

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Key Amendments to the Women’s Charter – Part 2 Enforcement of Orders Relating to Children and Other Amendments –

Key Amendments to the Women’s Charter – Part 2 Enforcement of Orders Relating to Children and Other Amendments- This article is written by Nur Shukrina Bte Abdul Salam, trainee at OTP Law Corporation This article is Part 2 of an article on the Key Amendments to the Women Charter. You can read Part 1 here. III. Enforcement of Custody Orders and Child Access OrdersPost-divorce, parties may encounter problems relating to custody, care and control, and child access. Since the Circuit Breaker in Singapore, some parents who were granted access to their children realised that their spouses who were granted care and control, had used the pandemic as an excuse to block access.As a result, one parent may not be able to…

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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases –The Mediator (Part 4)

Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases :The Mediator (Part 4) By Susan Tay, Co-Founder of PracticeForte and Founder of OTP Law CorporationThis is the 4th part of a series on therapeutic justice and how it may be applied in family cases in Singapore. You may read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here.In these parts, we dealt 1stly with how the essence of Therapeutic Justice for family cases is in the healing. The next parts involve the perspectives and roles of the different players involved and they are namely, The Lawyer, The Accountant and in this article, The Mediator.In the context of these articles, family cases will be restricted to divorces and the issues arising out of a divorce…

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