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Projects
1. SME Development Fund (2017 - 2019)
Funded by the SME Development Fund, the JMHO is running the project entitled “SME Dispute Resolution Centre – Enhancing SMEs’ Competitiveness by Resolving Commercial Disputes Effectively” for a period of 2 years starting from 1 June 2017. The project aims at providing resources to SMEs with regard to effective commercial dispute resolution by setting up the hotline, providing mediation information services and education through company visits and setting up exhibition booth at trade shows. It also aims to build a mediation culture in SMEs in the long run.

2. Minor Dispute Mediation Pilot Scheme (MDMPS) (2015 – 2017)
Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and administered independently by the JMHO, the MDMPS runs for a period of 2 years starting from 2 November 2015. The MDMPS aims at providing mediation promotion and services for resolving disputes under HK$100,000. Under the MDMPS, the JMHO provides free mediation consultation services and arranges the provision of mediation services at a proportionate cost. Public talks are delivered to members of the public, lawyers, social workers, District Councillors etc. to promote the MDMPS and to reach more potential service users of the MDMPS. Advertisements were placed on radio and bus RoadShow, leaflets and posters are disseminated and banners are displayed in public areas to promote the MDMPS.

3. Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD) (2014 – 2017)
The JMHO completed the project entitled “Building, Developing and Promoting ‘Hong Kong Mediation’ as a Brand for Professionals and Potential Users in targeting the Mainland Market” in March 2017. The project aimed to enhance the mediation market infiltration and promote the wider knowledge and uses of Hong Kong mediation services for Mainland lawyers, mediation users and enterprises. Mediation seminars were organised in Qianhai, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Nansha and Dongguan and a one-day conference was organised in Shanghai to bring up the overall competitiveness of the brand of ‘Hong Kong Mediation’ in the Mainland market. 2 seminars and a one-day conference were delivered in Hong Kong to promote mediation to local businesses and 2 mediation workshops were delivered to mediators to enhance their skills in respect of resolving cross-border disputes.


4. SME Development Fund (2015 – 2016)
The JMHO completed the project entitled “Equipping SMEs with Dispute Resolution Skills in Utilising Mediation” funded by the SME Development Fund in June 2016. The project aimed to promote the use of mediation in resolving disputes among SMEs by organising seminars and conferences that enable them to understand the features and functions of mediation. 5 seminars and a one-day conference on topics such as the use of mediation in resolving business, workplace and consumer disputes were delivered to SMEs in Hong Kong.


5. Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme (PSDAS) (2013 – 2015)
The JMHO completed the project entitled “Enhancing the Knowledge of Professionals and Potential Users on the New Mediation Ordinance and Mediation Service in Hong Kong” funded by the PSDAS in August 2015. The project aimed to complement the policy of the Hong Kong Government in promoting the use of mediation and to match the implementation of the New Mediation Ordinance in enhancing the professional services and standards of mediation, to develop and promote awareness amongst the business and professional people in Hong Kong, mainland and overseas who are conducting commercial transactions or having dealings and operations in Hong Kong of the characteristics of the new Mediation Ordinance and the benefits of mediating in Hong Kong. Under this project, 8 half-day seminars and a one-day conference were delivered; video of the conference was made available online; and 2,000 copies of Promotion Booklet on the New Mediation Ordinance and Mediation Services in Hong Kong were published.


6. Pilot Mediation Scheme (PMS) under Land (Compulsory Sales for Redevelopment) Ordinance (LCSRO) (2011 – 2014)
The JMHO completed the PMS under LCSRO in July 2014. The PMS was independently administered by the JMHO and financially supported by the Development Bureau in order to facilitate the owners involved in or contemplating applications for compulsory sale for redevelopment to undertake mediation on a voluntary basis. The PMS aimed to mediate dispute or difference between owners arising out of or in relation to applications for compulsory sale of land lot that had been made or was intended to be submitted to the Lands Tribunal.
For information about the Outreach Support Service for Elderly Owners under LCSRO provided by the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA), please visit http://www.osseo.info.

   

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