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CAMP TEAM

Laila Ollapally

General Biography

Laila Ollapally is the founder of Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP), a pioneering private mediation initiative that seeks to promote mediation as a form of alternate dispute resolution. She is the founding Co-ordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC) and a senior mediator and master trainer at the BMC. She has practiced as an advocate for over 30 years in the High Court of Karnataka and Supreme Court of India.

Having herself experienced the pain of litigation as a party, and observed the adverse impact of litigation on the justice system as a lawyer, Ms. Ollapally brings an empathy to her mediations that help her connect with the parties and lawyers participating in mediation.

Ms. Ollapally has been a Mediator since 2007 and has mediated several hundred cases with a very high rate of settlement in the areas of property, contracts, sports, commercial, family, matrimonial etc. She has been appointed by the Supreme Court and High Court to co-mediate several high profile and sensitive political disputes which she co-mediated with High Court and Supreme Court Judges. She has also mediated and settled several high stakes commercial and cross border disputes.

 

Ms. Ollapally is on the panel of Mediators of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). http://simc.com.sg/mediators/ .She is on the advisory board of FSRI (Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives).

 

ADR Experience

As Founding Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre, the court annexed mediation program of the High Court of Karnataka, she was responsible for setting up and overseeing the effective working of the Mediation Centre. The BMC is acclaimed as one of the most successful court annexed mediation programmes in the country.

 

She is nominated to ‘The International Who’s Who Legal’ of Commercial Mediation and was awarded for her International Contribution to Mediation by the University of Connecticut and Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI), San Francisco, California (2013).

 

Practice Areas

Property including Intellectual property, Real estate, Joint Development, Landlord-Tenant

Contracts including commercial contracts, sub-contractor, vendor

Family disputes including family business dispute, family settlements

Matrimonial – Divorce, Child custody

Commercial – Founder Disputes, IT disputes, Oppression & mismanagement Winding –up, transfer of business, partnership, cross border commercial disputes, consumer disputes

Sports

 

ADR Training

Ms. Ollapally has undergone extensive advanced mediation training at Harvard Law School, JAMS (San Francisco), Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and Stanford Law School. In 2011 she was awarded the Weinstein Fellowship, a prestigious international fellowship for ADR professionals. As a Weinstein Fellow she spent a semester as a Visiting Scholar at the Gould Institute for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School.

 

ADR Teaching & Mentoring

As Founding Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre she has been a Mediation trainer for the last 10 years. She has conducted numerous mediation trainings and workshops for Senior Lawyers of the Supreme Court; Judges and Lawyers of the State High Courts and District Courts of India as well as judges and lawyer internationally.

 

She conducts “Training of Trainers” programs for The Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India.

 

As Founder of CAMP she has conducted Basic Mediation Training to increase the pool of private mediators. She also regularly conducts Mediation Advocacy workshops for lawyers and Negotiation workshops for business executives.

She teaches Mediation to law students.

 

Publications

She was a Member of the Sub-Committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India to prepare the National Mediation Training Manual and also co-authored the Bangalore Mediation Centre Training Manual. She has published widely on the subject of mediation.

 

Educational Qualifications

Ms. Ollapally received her Master of Laws (LL.M) in Mercantile Law and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Bangalore University and her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics from Stella Maris College, Madras University.

Tara Ollapally

Tara Ollapally is a Mediator at CAMP. She is certified in Mediation from Harvard Law School, and has completed the ISBM program on Business Mediation in Admont, Austria. She is also certified in Community Mediation from the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in Philadelphia.

 

Tara is also a lawyer committed to social change. She started her career as a human rights lawyer working with international organizations in Washington D.C, including Physicians for Human Rights, where she worked on health and human rights issues, and Global Rights, where she helped set up the India Program to increase access to justice for women.

 

She has also worked in the field of Immigration Law and Asylum Law with Golblum & Hess, a boutique immigration law firm in Philadelphia, where she represented corporations and individuals from around the world in meeting their immigration needs.

 

As Co-ordinator at CAMP she is focused on establishing an effective institution that will allow people to approach dispute resolution in a creative, respectful, and efficient way that produces results. Tara is immensely excited by the scale of both business impact and social change that mediation represents, and is fully committed to establishing an institution that provides quality and effective mediation services.

 

Tara received her LL.M. degree from Columbia University’s School of Law, and received her B.A. and LL.B. degrees from University Law College, Bangalore. She is admitted to practice law in Karnataka and New York.

Shantha Chellappa

General Biography

Shantha Chellappa has been a legal professional for more than 35 years practicing in the field of civil, criminal, labour, service and company matters. She has regularly appeared in different civil and criminal Courts, The High Court of Karnataka, Family and Labour Courts, Central Administrative Tribunal, District Consumer Forums and State Consumer Redressal Commission for both trial and appellate cases. She has been on the panel of large institutions like Life Insurance Corporation of India, Oriental Insurance Company, National Insurance Company, GIC Housing Company, LIC Housing Company Ltd., Indian Railways, Canara Bank (CanCard division) and State Bank of India.  She has represented several private companies as well. Ms. Chellappa also has extensive experience in documentation and real estate disputes.

Having seen the adverse impact of litigation on parties, Ms. Chellappa was drawn towards mediation and gave up her successful practice to dedicate her time completely to mediation in the year 2013. She is a senior mediator and trainer at the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC), the Court-annexed program of the High Court of Karnataka. She is one of the few veteran mediators in the country who was trained by ISDLS in the year 2008. She has been mediating at the BMC since its inception in 2007.

She is comfortable in Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English

 

ADR Experience

Ms. Chellappa has mediated several hundred cases with a very high rate of settlement in the areas of property, contracts, commercial, family, matrimonial etc. Her mediation style is facilitative. She brings a broad base of substantive knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the challenges litigants face to help parties analyze their complex legal issues, engage in risk assessment, and develop creative solutions. She is passionate about mediation and is well known for her approachability, her ability to patiently listen and gently lead disputing parties to resolution.

 

Practice Areas

Property:  Intellectual property, Real estate, Joint Development, Landlord-Tenant

Contracts:  Commercial Contracts, Sub-Contractor, Vendor

Family disputes: Family Business Dispute, Family Settlements, Partition

Matrimonial: Divorce, Child custody, Matrimonial

Commercial: Founder Disputes, Administrative & Company Matters, Transfer of Business, Partnership, Consumer Disputes, Banking, Insurance, Labor

Criminal: Cases under Negotiable Instruments Act, Domestic violence, Compoundable Offences, 498-A of IPC

 

ADR Training

Ms. Chellappa has undergone Mediation Training conducted by JAMS at the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice. She has also trained at Karnataka Judicial Academy Mediation Training Program conducted by High Court of Karnataka. She has undergone advanced mediation training by Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India

 

ADR Teaching & Mentoring

As a Trainer for The Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) of the Supreme Court of India, Ms. Chellappa routinely conducts refresher courses for mediation trainers and mediation training programs for Advocates and Judges.

She is a co-trainer for the workshops on ‘Advocacy in Mediation’ conducted at the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice and teaches Mediation to the students of prestigious educational institutions.

 

Educational Qualifications

B.Sc. & B.L., from Madras University.

Rukmani Menon

General Biography

Rukmani Menon is a lawyer and mediator. She has professional legal experience of more than 30 years. She founded Menon & Menon Associates, a boutique firm that specializes in Indirect Taxation(GST) in 1994. The firm also handles civil, criminal, commercial and consumer matters.

In her illustrious career spanning more than 3 decades Rukmani has worked with premiere legal and commercial organisations such as Khaitan & Co. and BPL. She has appeared before various Tax Tribunals, State High Courts, Supreme Court and in various Arbitrations.

She is a trained mediator and mediates at the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC). With her vast legal experience Rukmani is able to grasp legal complexities efficiently and is able to facilitate parties to negotiate a speedy resolution.

She has been an independent director on the board of Page Industries Limited since 2015.

Rukmani is comfortable in English, Hindi ,Malayalam and Kannada.

 

ADR Experience & Qualifications

Rukmani has mediated over 100 cases at the BMC which include matrimonial, commercial and contractual disputes with a success rate of nearly 70%.

 

 Practice Areas

Indirect Taxation – Central excise, customs, service tax, GST

Property including Real estate, Joint Development, Landlord-Tenant

Contracts including commercial contracts, sub-contractor,

Family disputes including family business dispute, family settlements

Matrimonial – Divorce, Child custody

Commercial – Founder Disputes, IT disputes, Oppression & mismanagement Winding –up, transfer of business, partnership, cross border commercial disputes, consumer disputes

 

ADR Training

Rukmani has undergone:

  • 40-hour Mediation Training conducted by JAMS at the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP) in 2015.
  • 40-hour Mediation Training at the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC) in 2015.
  • Refresher/Advanced Training at BMC (2017)

 

ADR Teaching & Mentoring

Rukmani is a co-trainer at CAMP and conducts workshops on mediation for lawyers. She also enjoys teaching mediation to law students.

 

Educational Qualifications

B.A in History

G. Aparna

Aparna is a Case Manager at CAMP. Prior to joining law school, Aparna pursued a successful career in the Financial Services Industry. She has worked with MNC’s like Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company and Standard Chartered Bank (Corporate & Institutional Banking) and has an in depth understanding of the complexities involved in financial transactions of large corporations. In her role of handling sensitive corporate relationships across businesses she was able to get an insight on the legal issues faced by them and how mediation could be effectively used to reduce these costs and enhance profitability. Aparna has done her MBA from the University of Allahabad and LLB from RML College Bangalore.

Brinda Uthaiah

Brinda Uthaiah, our admin co-ordinator at CAMP is a graduate in Business Management and Travel Tourism from Mount College, Bangalore. She was formerly Head of Admin in Brookhaven Academy at California, USA where she used her unique problem solving skills to address the concerns of parents in a school setting with an aim to bridge the gap between the school authorities and parents.

 

At CAMP Brinda helps coordinate and organise training events and also maintains and manages day to day activities.