Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

The Mediation Act 2016 was recently passed by the Singapore Parliament and is soon to come into operation. This legislative comment compares the Act’s key provisions to the common law principles concerning confidentiality and admissibility, enforcement of mediated settlement agreements and stay of proceedings pending mediation. It argues that the Act has refined the common law in certain areas, but has brought about greater uncertainty in other aspects. It also discusses how the major provisions are likely to be applied by the court in light of similar developments in other jurisdictions.

Keywords

Mediation Act, Singapore, Confidentiality, Without Prejudice, Enforceability, Mediated Settlement Agreements, Stay of Proceedings Pending Mediation

Discipline

Asian Studies | Commercial Law | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Commercial Law; Dispute Resolution

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

29

First Page

275

Last Page

293

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

Copyright Owner and License

Academy Publishing

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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