Appointing Authority Service
Parties who wish to appoint a mediator/expert can seek SIMC’s recommendations. Within 24 hours of engaging SIMC’s Appointing Authority Service (AAS), SIMC will provide parties with a shortlist of the three most suitable candidates for their needs.
SIMC is able to serve as an appointing authority for mediators or experts on an ad hoc basis, i.e. in cases not administered in accordance with the SIMC Mediation Rules, in accordance with the agreement between the parties. The appointing authority service is governed by SIMC Practice Note 01/2016 issued on 1 May 2016.
Parties wishing to use SIMC’s appointing authority service may submit a request along with the requisite appointment fee as follows:
- One (1) mediator or expert – S$1,000 per party
If parties subsequently agree to proceed with mediation at SIMC, the AAS fee would be credited and offset from the case filing and management fees.
Early Neutral Evaluation Service
Parties who seek Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) may approach SIMC for recommendations to appoint Mediators or Experts as Neutral Evaluators.