November 10, 2016
Pilot Project for Court Annexed Construction Mediation
Greetings from the KLRCA!
The KLRCA in association with the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia (SCL) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysia is pleased to announce its Pilot Scheme for construction mediation. This is in furtherance of the Practice Direction No. 4 of 2016 issued by the Chief Justice of Malaysia with effect from 15th July 2016 which provides for institutionalised mediation.
In order to promote mediation and the Direction from the Court, the KLRCA will sponsor 10 mediations referred by the Honourable Courts at no costs to either party. This is further supplemented by accredited and qualified mediators from the SCL, also empanelled with the KLRCA, who have graciously sponsored their time and expertise at no extra cost to the parties.
This project is aimed at promoting the use of institutional mediation to arrive at an amicable settlement before trial or appeal, and is greatly encouraged by the courts in Malaysia.
The KLRCA has already received enquiries and is looking forward to the successful conduct of the Pilot project.
Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo
Director of KLRCA