Mediation Services

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Mediation has been chosen as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Hong Kong for more than 10 years.  In particular, it has been widely adopted for resolving disputes in large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the Airport Core Projects.  In recent years, the government has determined to further develop mediation services to resolve civil disputes in Hong Kong, and will work closely with the mediation community and other stakeholders so as to foster a mediation-friendly environment and enhance the requisite infrastructure.  In June 2012, the Legislative Council passed the Mediation Ordinance (Cap. 620) which was operative in early 2013.
 
Mediation is particularly useful in resolving disputes in construction projects which normally, involve many parties including developers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and other stakeholders.  Often, these parties would have their own concerns and disputes are likely to remain unresolved if parties persist in their own legal rights.  By adopting various mediation skills and the mediation process, parties would be communicated in an effective and efficient manner.  With the assistance of a mediator, parties would have a better understanding of their cases and would understand their cases from different perspectives.  The mediator would reinforce common objectives and grounds between the parties while the parties would be stimulated to explore and generate mutually acceptable win-win options to resolve their disputes.
 
Within the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Manager (HKICM) List of Accredited Mediators (the “HKICM List of Accredited Mediators”), there are many qualifying accredited mediators who are not only experienced in the construction field, but also have other qualifications such as Professor, Barrister, Building Surveyor and Engineer, etc.  While the mediators included on the HKICM List of Accredited Mediators would normally provide mediation services on a commercial basis under our “Mediation Scheme”, some of the HKICM Accredited Mediators would also provide “Pro Bono” mediation service to qualified cases related to the construction industry.  As one of the leading institutes for the local construction professionals, the aim for HKICM is to promote a harmonized environment for parties involved in the construction industry by providing mediation services across the industry, especially for the main contractors and sub-contractors.
 
For main contractors, they are advised to include a mediation clause in their contracts with sub-contractors.  From the perspective of the sub-contractors, they are advised to take proactive action to resolve their problems by seeking a suitable HKICM Accredited Mediator at the earlier stage of any disagreement with their counterpart in order to minimize any further misunderstanding in the event of potential disputes.
 
Mediators on the HKICM List of Accredited Mediators (admitted as a Corporate Member of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited since 30 May 2014) are ready to give their helping hands on cases to be referred from the HKICM members, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, public and other stakeholders.
 
For enquires over the mediation, Mediation Scheme and Pro Bono Scheme, please feel free to call on the Secretariat on (852) 2523 2081 or send emails to mediation@hkicm.org.hk.


   Mediation Scheme

   Pro Bono Scheme



HKICM List of Accredited Mediators (as at 1 January 2014)


No.

Details of Accredited Mediator

Title

Name

Tel No.

E-mail

1. Prof CHAN Hon-wan, Edwin 2766 5800 bsedchan@inet.polyu.edu.hk
2. Cr CHAN Siu-hong, Honby 9023 5755 honbyca@yahoo.ca
3. Cr CHAN Tung-sum, Sedaka 9481 3803 ined@tungyat.com.hk
4. Cr CHENG Kim-ming, Arthur 9123 6622 chengyang@netvigator.com
5. Cr CHUNG Koon-man, Paul 9099 4838 kmchung@crc.com.hk
6. Cr FU Kwok-kwan 9779 3814 kkf001@netvigator.com
7. Cr HO Man-cheung, David 9300 9745 ddmanho@yahoo.com
8. Cr KWAN Chuen-kin, Peter 9874 5936 pkwan@chunwo.com
9. Cr LAI Kwok-kin, Patrick 9097 0171 patrickkklai@msn.com
10. Cr LEE Yat-hang 6188 6747 lived666@netvigator.com
11. Cr Dr LEUNG Hai-ming, Raymond 2872 0086 raymondhmleung@hotmail.com
12. Cr LO Kar-yin 9368 0481 bkyrec@gmail.com
13. Cr TANG Chi-wang 9874 5936 chiwang.hkicm@gmail.com
14. Cr TSANG Ping-chiu, Paco 9612 2819 tsangpaco@yahoo.com.hk
15. Cr TSE Chi-wai, Eric 9224 2126 eric.tse.hk@gmail.com
16. Cr WONG Ching-lok, Christopher 9489 9128 christopherwong2010@gmail.com
17. Cr WONG King 2525 5878 kingwong1328@hotmail.com
18. Cr WONG Wai-tung 2828 5271 wtwong@shkp.com
19. Cr WONG Yat-long, Kenny 2154 1333 kenny@rigidasia.com

Remarks: The title "Cr" is an abbreviation of and pronounced as 'Construction Manager'.