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Disputes can arise in various situations:

  • Business Partner Disputes
  • Employer & Employee Disputes
  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes
  • Defamation
  • Nuisance & Trespass & Other Neighbour Disputes
  • Other Civil Disputes

If you are involved in any form of dispute, our firm has the necessary experience and skills to assist you to evaluate your case and advise you on the next steps to take in order to have the matter resolved quickly and in your favor. Please contact us as soon as possible to find out the suitable recourses available to you.

Types of Disputes

Mediation is an informal dispute resolution process brought before an independent, neutral third-party mediator. Parties may choose their own mediator.

Mediation gives the parties the opportunity to discuss their issues, clear up misunderstandings, and find areas of agreement or narrow issues rather than proceeding with a lawsuit. Mediation is voluntary, and typically the mediator has no authority to make a binding decision unless both parties agree.

The State Courts conduct mediation sessions (also called “Court Dispute Resolution”) as part of their case management process for a small fee for civil matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the State Courts. For matters involving sums above $250,000.00 or outside the jurisdiction of the State Courts, parties who agree on mediation may use the services of the Singapore Mediation Centre for mediation, with fees payable by both sides at standard rates commensurate with the size of the claim.

If you are considering using mediation as a method of dispute resolution, contact us and we can help you.


Arbitration is the method for the determination of disputes between two parties by an impartial third party whose decision the contending parties agree to comply with. The impartial third party is called “the arbitrator” and the decision made “an award”. Parties can agree to use arbitration either by including an arbitration clause in their agreement at the drafting stage, or by signing an arbitration agreement after the dispute has arisen.

Unlike Court hearings, arbitration hearings are confidential and there is greater flexibility with regard to the dates, time and location. Parties can also choose their own arbitrator which is useful for cases involving highly technical matters.

Increasingly, parties who agree on arbitration choose to use the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, which has a panel of arbitrators with expertise in various fields, and prescribed rules and procedures for arbitration proceedings.

If you are considering using arbitration as a method of dispute resolution, contact us and we can help you.

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