This talk will introduce the concept of collaborative law and its possible impact on family law practice. Speakers will touch on the history, development, process and international presenceof collaborative law, and the skills involved.
Professionals who are interested in dispute resolution, family law, probate practice, and disputes involving close relationships should attend the talk and exchange ideas.
The topics that will be covered include:
- History of collaborative law: Developments in the United States and Asia
- Concept behind collaborative law: Why do we do it?
- Process of collaborative law, and skills involved
- International presence: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Training opportunities
Kay Chan was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2008, and has since built a well-balanced practice in both criminal and civil law. Having been introduced to collaborative law in 2010 in the first training course held in Asia, Kay was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Collaborative Practice Group, a post he still holds. Although Kay cannot undertake collaborative cases as a collaborative lawyer due to professional restrictions, he has been active in promoting collaborative law in local, regional, and international contexts. Kay joined the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”) in 2014, and is now serving his second term as a Director.
Currently a part-time lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education of the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong, Kay teaches various courses including Matrimonial Practice and Procedure. He delivers the lecture on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law in this course, which includes theories and skills of collaborative law. Kay has also spoken at international conferences on collaborative law, including the LAWASIA conference, Australia National Mediation Conference, and IACP Annual Networking and Educational Forum.
Rajan Chettiar is a Barrister-at-Law from the United Kingdom, and an advocate and solicitor of Singapore since 1997. He set up Rajan Chettiar & Co in April 2003, which is today known as Rajan Chettiar LLC. He is a well-known family lawyer, who has acted in high net-worth domestic and international divorces.
Rajan is also an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a Volunteer Mediator in Singapore’s State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution, Family Justice Courts Family Dispute Resolution Centre, and Community Mediation Centre. He is a Child Representative, Parent Coordinator and a private mediator, where he acts as a mediator in commercial and family disputes.
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