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Credible Publications On Mediation

Mandatory Mediation under Commercial Courts Act

The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Court (Amendment) Ordinance of 2018, dated May 03, 2018, has inserted section 12A to the Commercial Courts Act, 2015, contemplating pre-institution mediation and settlement, before the filing of any commercial disputes.

Mediation revolution brews at CAMP

BENGALURU: The CAMP Arbitration and Mediation Practice Private Limited (CAMP)

A Bangalore-based mediation service provider that has been pioneering institutionalized private mediation in the city, has convened a group of retired judges and advocate mediators from around the country, to draft a national legislation for Mediation in the country.

India Business Law Journal

Laila Ollapally’s Interview

Laila Ollapally’s Interview with INDIA BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, (October ,2015 issue) on Breaking Bottlenecks.

Mediation and Spirituality

Article by Laila T. Ollapally

Mediation as an effective Alternative Dispute Mechanism is gaining in popularity in Indian Judicial System. In Mediation the conflicting parties have opportunities to access their higher intelligence/wisdom, and similarly the Mediator has marvellous insights and experiences with her own higher intelligence/wisdom. Litigation with it’s win/lose approach destroys relationships between parties, causes financial and emotional trauma and often adversely affects their businesses’ and even their personal lives. On the contrary the win/win approach of mediation awakens the spirituality of conflicting parties, restores relationships between them while they retain control of the outcome of the process and experience minimal stress during the process.

Mediation opens a new door for quick settlement of cases

Article by Laila T. Ollapally

Of late some doubts are being raised about the ability of our courts to deliver speedy and effective justice. The inordinate delays in settling cases and the consequent financial and emotional burden on the common man seeking redress through the judicial system are major concerns. A quick look at the statistics will confirm these fears. Our courts are heavily overburdened and at the current rate of disposal even a minor case could take up to 22 years for final closure. Families litigating over joint assets could pass on the battle to the next generation before any settlement can be arrived at through the courts. Blaming an ineffective judicial system is not the solution. A typical district court judge handles over 200 cases everyday.

Mediation: Clearing the Minefield of Matrimonial Disputes

Article by Laila T Ollapally, Vrinda Sharma and Liz Thachet

Divorce is a potential minefield in terms of the impact it can have on the parties, their children and their extended families. As a couple face the rupture of their most intimate relationship, the appropriate dispute resolution mechanism would re-open their channels of communication, explore their misunderstandings, investigate if there is any life left in the marriage and examine if the divorce petition is merely a ploy to teach the other spouse a lesson.


Mediation can help explore the core interests and concerns of the parties and find creative options that maximise the welfare of both the parties and their children. For example, in a mediation, it became apparent that the wife was willing to grant custody of the children to the father, but was concerned about his traditional and strict approach to parenting. During mediation a solution emerged – joint visits to a family counsellor once a month became one of the terms of the divorce settlement.

Tara Ollapally's Article on Mediation in the Family & Businesses Magazine

Article by Tara Ollapally, Mediator & Coordinator, CAMP Arbitration and Mediation Practice Private Limited



Conflict is an inevitable by-product of human relationships. If managed properly it can provide an opportunity for growth, says Tara Ollapally

Private Mediation can relieve burden of Courts

Article by Laila Ollapally (Founder & Mediator, CAMP) published in Deccan Herald on 7th May, 2016

The most recent World Bank Index on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ has ranked India 130 out of 189 countries. Effective dispute resolution is core to the “Enforcement of Contracts” component of the World Bank Index, where we rank an abysmal 178.

Mediation - An omission in the ADR legislation

Article by Laila Ollapally and G Aparna

When the rest of the world has recognised mediation as one of the most effective dispute resolution mechanisms, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, the quintessential legal instrument for ADR in commercial disputes in India, has failed to even mention it in its recent amendments.

Mandatory Court Referral for Mediation

Article by Laila T. Ollapally

The backlog of cases in the Judicial system in India has made Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms an urgent need. Mediation is one of the ADR mechanisms that is gaining importance throughout the country. The success of the Bangalore Mediation Centre, Karnataka is an indication of this. Since 2007, a group of 88 dedicated Advocate Mediators have worked on nearly 13,000 cases . All kinds of cases – contractual, commercial, family, matrimonial, labour have been referred for mediation from different Courts including the Supreme Court. 62% of these cases have been settled, the majority within 60 days.

India and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Article by Laila T. Ollapally

Recently, the World Justice Project Report reviewed 66 countries in 2011 and India ranked 18 out 66 on Independent Judiciary, 22 out of 66 on Free Speech and 25 out of 66 on open government. But, unfortunately, the Civil Court system ranked 48 out of 66. “court congestion,” “delay in processing cases” and “difficulty in enforcement” were negatively impacting the Civil Court system.

Path to be Chosen - Mediation / Lok Adalat

Article by Laila T. Ollapally, Lisa Y. Browne, Monica Patil

Cases where parties have the power to conduct negotiations, alter terms and customise settlements are suitable for mediation. Mediation is appropriate in situations where human stories are relevant, relationships are involved or where channels of communication need to be re-established in order to work towards a resolution. For example, cases including complex commercial disputes, contract disputes, personal injury claims, real estate, property, family disputes or matrimonial cases.

Mediation - Conflict Resolution Through Collaboration

Article by Laila T. Ollapally

The goal in mediation is resolution; the goal in litigation is to determine right and wrong.


Mediation is a collaborate process where no one judges and parties control the terms of settlement. The mediator’s role is to understand how each party sees a problem. “Perspective” is the golden language of mediation. Mediator controls the process and creates and environment conducive for resolution. Mediator uses sophisticated communication techniques so that parties feel heard and attempt to hear each other’s perspective, even if they do not agree with it. Information is exchanged and clarity brought in.