Mediation Advocacy Training Workshop -30 November 2019 (Saturday)

Despite the widespread use of mediation, mediation advocacy remains one of the most overlooked and underestimated facets of its practice. It is different in many ways from court advocacy or other types of advocacy. This full-day workshop will examine the role of the mediation advocate, the essential skills and techniques that he needs to deploy at various stages of the mediation process, as well as issues of professional and ethical conduct faced by the mediation advocate. It will also explore how barristers and solicitors may apply or adapt their lawyering skills to mediation.

The first of its kind in many years, the workshop is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Hong Kong Mediation Council. It will be led by two eminent trainers and practitioners in the field. Hailing from London, Michel Kallipetis QC has been described as a "mediator who instantly commands respect" and a "senior statesman in the UK mediation market". Philip Howell-Richardson is one of the UK's top mediators and has been a Visiting Professor at HKU.

Participation Fee: HKD2,000 per person

Early Bird Discounted Fee (on or before 30 September 2019): HKD1,800 per person

(payable by a posted cheque to Hong Kong Mediation Council, 38/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central)

CPD Points:

HKIAC and HKMAAL - 5.5 points (confirmed)

Law Society of Hong Kong - 5.5 points (pending)

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Tentative Programme

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcoming and Introduction
9:45 AM - 1 PM
Practical Lecture 1 & 2 with Case Studies
- What is mediation advocacy?- Role of mediation advocates;- Essential mindset, tools and skills of a mediation advocate;- Case studies: focusing on the application of a mediation advoc...
- What is mediation advocacy?
- Role of mediation advocates;
- Essential mindset, tools and skills of a mediation advocate;
- Case studies: focusing on the application of a mediation advocate's skills (process and negotiation) and strategies at different phases of a mediation process.
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1 PM - 2 PM
Lunch Break
2 PM - 3:30 PM
Practical Lecture 3: Professional and ethical issues for the mediation advocate
With Demonstration and Role-Play
3:30 PM - 4 PM
Summary and Conclusion


  • Michel Kallipetis QC (International Academy of Mediators)

    Michel Kallipetis QC

    International Academy of Mediators

    Michel Kallipetis QC is among the UK’s most sought-after mediators. He is regarded as an authority in mediation and commercial and civil litigation. With an apparently effortless blend of charm and authority, his style is versatile and effective.

    ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Mediation category,
    Who’s Who Legal Awards 2017.

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  • Phillip Howell-Richardson (International Academy of Mediators)

    Phillip Howell-Richardson

    International Academy of Mediators

    Phillip is one of the UK’s top mediators who also has an enviable reputation in mediating international disputes. He has extensive experience of mediating all types of commercial disagreement.

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  • Chun Wai Ling (Chairman at Hong Kong Mediation Council)

    Chun Wai Ling

    Chairman at Hong Kong Mediation Council

    CW is the current Charmian of HKMC. He received his legal education in England, having obtained an LLM degree (First Class) from the University of Cambridge before serving pupillage in Hong Kong. Called to the English and Hong Kong Bar in 1996, he has been a member of Des Voeux Chambers since 1999. He completed a Diploma in EU Competition Law at King’s College London in 2018.

    CW’s practice encompasses a broad range of civil and commercial matters including banking, insurance, insolvency, land, securities, companies, trusts, administrative law, disciplinary inquiries and professional negligence. A versatile practitioner, he appears regularly in all levels of courts and other tribunals. He has recently advised several Hong Kong and PRC companies in dealing with requisitions in connection with their bids to obtain listing status on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    In addition, CW is described by Chambers & Partners as a “highly visible presence in intellectual property matters” (2009) and has "particular expertise in IP law" (2012).

    CW is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is registered on the list of arbitrators under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He has appeared as counsel in arbitration as well as sitting as a sole arbitrator. He acts regularly for listed companies, financial institutions and governmental bodies.

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  • Jody Sin (Vice-Chairperson at Hong Kong Medaition Council)

    Jody Sin

    Vice-Chairperson at Hong Kong Medaition Council

    Jody is currently the Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC). She is an accredited mediator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong Law Society, an IMI Certified Mediator and a Distinguished Fellow of International Academy of Mediators. She has substantial experience in mediating disputes of different nature, from commercial, employment, shareholder to insurance disputes.

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  • Vod K S Chan (Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator)

    Vod K S Chan

    Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator

    Mr Chan is a practicing barrister with Chambers of Ronny Wong, S.C., and an accredited general and family mediator of HKIAC and HKMAAL, as well as a listed arbitrator of HKIAC. Mr Chan delivers mediation trainings and talks frequently to a broad spectrum of organisations. He is also frequently invited to act as a trainer or a coach in various mediation courses, as well as an assessor for the then HKIAC’s and now HKMAAL’s accreditation of general mediators. Last year, he coached a team of CityU law students which was crowned the champion at the HK ICC International Mediation Competition.

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Participation Fees

Standard Price

Payments by Cheque(s) only.

Standard Price HKD 2,000
Early Bird Fee

Early Bird discount lasts until the end of 30 September 2019. Payments by Cheque(s) only.

Early Bird Price HKD 1,800


CUHK Business School Town Centre

Unit B, 1/F, Bank Of America Tower,
12 Harcourt Road, Admiralty

Hong Kong

If you have any questions please contact HKMC Secretariat

Contact Organizer

+852 25252381

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