Civil Procedure Code
Code of Conduct for Reconciliators, Negotiators, Mediators and Arbitrators, Regulations 2021
Government Notice 148 of 2021
- Published on 29 January 2021
- Assented to on 5 January 2021
- Commenced on 29 January 2021
- [This is the version of this document from 29 January 2021.]
Part I – Preliminary provisions
1. CitationThese Regulations may be cited as the Code of Conduct for Reconciliators, Negotiators, Mediators and Arbitrators, Regulations 2021.
2. InterpretationIn these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—"Act" means the Civil Procedure Code;[Cap. 33]"accredited person" means a person accredited to practice as a reconciliator, negotiator, mediator and arbitrator under the Reconciliation, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration (Practitioners Accreditation) Regulations, 2021;"Code" means the Code of Conduct and Practice for Reconciliators, Negotiators, Mediators and Arbitrators to which the First Schedule to these Regulations relate;"Accreditation Panel" means the Accreditation Panel constituted as such under the Reconciliation, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration (Practitioners Accreditation) Regulations, 2021 to implement functions as stipulated under these Regulations;"arbitrator" means a person who handles arbitration disputes in the manner provided under the provisions of the Arbitration Act;[Cap. 15]"mediator" means a person who assists parties in a dispute to find points of agreement in a conflict and agree on a fair result in the manner provided under the Act;"reconciliator" means a person who handles reconciliation matters in the manner provided under the provisions of the Act;"Registrar" means the Registrar appointed as such under section 64C(1) of the Act;"negotiator" means a person who handles negotiation disputes between parties in the manner provided under the provisions of the Act;"professional misconduct" means a breach of the Code as provided under these Regulations.
Part II – Establishment of Code of Conduct and Practice
3. Establishment and enforcement of Code
4. Scope and application of Code
5. Competence requirementA reconciliator, negotiator, mediator or arbitrator shall act at the requisite level of competence and capacity as the Registrar deems such person to be fit and proper to undertake the task required of him.
6. Practitioner’s awareness and compliance with Code
Part III – Breach of Code and proceedings upon breach
7. Sanction for breach of Code
8. Complaints over misconduct
9. Scrutiny of complaint
10. Complaint reportThe Registrar shall, before convening a meeting of the Accreditation Panel, prepare complaint report on the complaint brought before him together with recommendations to the Accreditation Panel for disciplinary action.
11. Determination of complaint
12. Declaration of breach
13. Power to regulate proceedingsThe Accreditation Panel shall have power to regulate its own proceedings.
14. Recording of proceedings
15. AppealsA person who is aggrieved by the decision of the Accreditation Panel may, within twenty one days from the date of receipt of the decision, appeal against the decision to the Minister.
History of this document
29 January 2021 this version
05 January 2021