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Minor Dispute Mediation Pilot Scheme
1.
Background:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust funded Minor Dispute Mediation Pilot Scheme (“MDMPS”) which commences on 2 November 2015 and runs for a period of 2 years. The MDMPS is independently administered by the Joint Mediation Helpline Office (“JMHO”). This helps disputants to resolve disputes by way of mediation so as to save time and money.
2.
Services:
  1. Free Mediation Consultation
    Free Consultation will be provided by a Mediation Consultant to address enquiries, explain what mediation is, and to understand the dispute with a view to answer its suitability for mediation and prepare the party for mediation where appropriate.
  2. Appointment of Mediator
    JMHO will seek consent from the other party to the dispute and appoint a mediator for parties from the list of mediators under MDMPS. To look at list of mediators under MDMPS, please click here.
  3. Mediation Service
    Mediation is a voluntary, confidential negotiation process in which an impartial person, the Mediator, facilitates the parties to identify the issues, communicate and reach a settlement. The signed mediated settlement agreement is legally binding.
3.
Eligible Dispute:
  • A civil dispute arising from a social or legal relationship
  • With or without a monetary element (where a monetary sum is involved, it shall not exceed HK$100,000)
4.
Eligible Disputant:
  • An individual who is already receiving allowances or subsidies from the HKSAR government or whose monthly income does not exceed the upper limit. For details, please refer to the Terms of Reference.
5.
Mediation Fee:
  • Application fee: HK$200 each party (non-refundable if the dispute is eligible)
  • Mediation fee and Venue Fee: Free


For details, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – MDMPS
For forms download, please click here.

   

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