August 20, 2014
KLRCA Talk Series : Hybrid Processes – Love Them or Despise Them?
Over recent years, KLRCA has been organizing dedicated evening talks pertaining to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters on a regular basis. As KLRCA bids farewell to its premise of twenty three years – No 12, Jalan Conlay; it was only fitting that it conducted one final intriguing session as its curtain closer.
The talk titled ‘Hybrid Processes – Love Them or Despise Them?’ was presented by Campbell Bridge SC, a Senior Counsel, Mediator and Arbitrator from Sydney who has been retained as a mediator in several hundred Australian and international mediations held in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia in areas of medical indemnity, mining, insurance, commercial law and construction law. KLRCA had the pleasure of inviting Philip Koh, a well sought after speaker within the local and international arbitration scene, to moderate this absorbing evening session.
A packed room greeted both speaker and moderator as the session got underway at the 3pm mark. Campbell began proceedings by giving a brief overview on arbitration and mediation before stating that even though both are fundamentally different, they are complimentary processes; with arbitration being essentially adversarial and mediation being essentially collaborative. “Hybrid processes try to strike balance between party autonomy and finality” he said.
Philip who has established himself as an excellent moderator amongst the legal fraternity, started to flex his muscles as he brought the audience into Campbell’s presentation which kick started an engaging interactive session between all parties within the room. This was no ordinary one way traffic between presenter and audience, as questions were thrown back and forth as Campbell dissected through his points with upmost conviction and clarity. Campbell’s and Philip’s chemistry on stage was a delight to watch at times – which made the session all the more entertaining and fruitful to partake in.
The evening’s talk soon drew to a highly satisfactory close as both participants and presenters adjourned to the Centre’s coffee terrace to network and further exchange views on the hybrid processes.
With KLRCA officially moving into its new premises, Bangunan Sulaiman on 25thAugust 2014 – the Centre’s Talk Series is set to continue in one of the many state-of-the-art seminar rooms located at the historic Kuala Lumpur landmark. Do stay tune as a new dawn of exciting new talks are lined up for you.