Started his practice as a Counsel at the Bombay High Court in the Chambers of Senior Counsel Aspi Chinoy after being admitted to the Bar in 1991. While initially appearing only in Courts and Tribunals, his practice is getting more focused on ADR mechanisms. He is an empanelled Arbitrator at the Indian Merchants' Chamber and an empanelled Mediator at the Bombay High Court. He has been appointed as Arbitrator in Ad Hoc as also in Institutional Arbitrations. He is Accredited / Certified as a Mediator by LEADR and IMI and conducts private as well as Court-Annexed Mediations. He also acts as an Advisor to parties opting for Mediation.
Having done only private mediations initially, on being empanelled as a Mediator by the Bombay High Court, has been appointed as Mediator directly as also in Court-Annexed Mediation cases. Has undergone considerable training in India, Australia, Europe and the US and continues taking advanced trainings from time to time in various countries. In addition to being engaged in private and court-annexed mediations as Mediator or Advisor, he conducts Basic & Advanced Mediation training workshops at Courts, Universities, Colleges, Chambers of Commerce and other institutions.
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ADR In INDIA (10/11/10)
Every society, every community, every culture has some or the other form/s of resolving the disputes faced by their constituents. Often, the longer and more prosperous the lineage, the more refined and varied the mechanisms. India is a country of many cultures and hence several dispute resolution mechanisms (DRMs) had evolved and been customized over time. We had the Gulas, the Kulas, and the Shrenis, DRMs tailor-made for different segments of society and we also had – and still have in several regions – the Panchayats, which exercise social influence within geographical boundaries. With the advent of British colonization, these varied DRMs by and large gave way to formal Courts of Law based on Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence.