Empanelled Mediator at Supreme Court MCPC; SAMADHAN, Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre; BIMACC,Bengaluru; MAADHYAM, Delhi.
A trained Mediator – completed more than 150 court referred as well as pre-litigation mediations, a persuasive individual possessing strong negotiating skills as well as oral and written communication skills. Confident professional putting forth an experience of more than 34 years in the Law/Legal sector. A unique combination of high-level training and experience in dealing with individuals / corporates as well as transactional legal experience in:-
1. All matters re. property – collaboration with Developer/Contractor, Bank Finance for property redevelopment;
2. Marriage counselling, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Court Marriage
3. Marital Disputes – Pre-litigation Mediation, Permanent Alimony Settlement, Custody of children and Divorce by mutual consent.
Started practice as a Counsel in the Chambers of Senior Advocate Late Shri R. K. Garg after being admitted to the Bar in 1985. Later, worked with Khaitan & Co. Advocates and Solicitors as a property due diligence lawyer. Further, worked as a panel advocate with The State Bank of India.
Established independent practice in 2000 relating to property matters, matrimonial litigations, child custody, alimony settlements etc. where extensive counselling was involved.
Finally, in 2011, started Mediation practice under SAMADHAN, Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre after undergoing 40 hrs. basic training with Shri Niranjan J. Bhatt and Dr. Sriram Panchu among others.
Attended 40 hrs. mediation training organised by the Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee [MCPC]. Also became SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1 after taking 40 hrs. SIMI Registered Training Programme in June, 2019 with ADR ODR International. Attended Singapore Convention on Mediation as an invitee being a Life Member of Council for Conflict Resolution MAADHYAM, Delhi and also participated IMSG Competition as a Coach for NUJS – NALSAR Cross Team; became Life Member in MEDIATORS INDIA(MI). Completed a 45 hrs. Training with BIMACC, Bengaluru. In March, 2023 completed Commercial Negotiation Training with ADR ODR International at AIAC, Malaysia. In August, 2023 completed Commercial Arbitration Training with IIAM.
Frequently invited by Educational Institutions, ADR/ODR service providers to Judge/Assess competitions, to moderate National/International Webinars, Discourses on Mediation, OR as Trainer.
Attended various refresher courses in Mediation conducted by Alex Carter, Clinical Prof @ColumbiaLaw @CLSMediation; SAMADHAN. Also participating in seminars and webinars to keep abreast with the ever changing ADR/ODR practises.
12 years now.
Practising Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration – both offline and online in commercial as well as matrimonial/family matters. Empanelled with ODR Service Providers IIAM, SAMA, JustAct, WebNyay. Membership with MEDIATORS INDIA, Mediate.com, ADR ODR International. Governing Body Member with MAADHYAM. In Board of Advisors with Ex Curia International.
Presently undergoing IMI certification process. All 5 step Assessments done. Now doing the 6 Reflective Practice sessions.
Collaborative, Facilitative as well as Evaluative.
Some say disputes are manifestations of deep-rooted conflict. I would say that when unattended, arguments and disputes can easily concretise into conflict – almost like a normal wound if allowed to fester turn gangrenous. So, the question comes “Is dispute a manifestation of inherent conflict OR hardened disputes lead to conflict!?” I would say that both are possible depending on the circumstances.
When parties are in a conflict situation they are in a competitive negative mindset and they always see the glass half empty. So, it is always better to seek advice from a third Neutral party who is not involved in the conflict itself.
So, CONTACT in the very beginning.
BA (English honours) Calcutta University
MA (English) Calcutta University
LLB, Calcutta University