Our professionally trained and experienced mediators facilitate discussions and negotiations between disputing parties. Through mediation, we help to repair, preserve and improve the relationships between them. Mediation helps our clients to move forward in their lives stronger, more resilient and with healthier relationships.
Li Choo received mediation training from, and is accredited by, Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). Her focus is on helping couples, families and community organisations that are in conflict to improve communication and better manage their relationships. She uses both the facilitative and transformative styles of mediation and customises the approach to the needs of the parties in dispute.
Li Choo is a trained lawyer qualified in Singapore and Hong Kong. She is a certified trainer for the Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work programme (The Gottman Institute) and the Prepare/Enrich Marriage preparation programme. She has also attended Level 1 & 2 Clinical Training of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. More recently, she has completed the New Ways for Mediation training conducted by Mr Bill Eddy of The High Conflict Institute USA.
Li Choo manages EMCC’s mediation services and conducts training in conflict management and mediation. Prior to EMCC, her experience included roles as a partner in a large Singapore law firm where she led transactions in Singapore and Hong Kong, a consultant with international recruitment firms focusing on legal recruitment, a teacher and leader of scripture classes (with close to 300 regular attendees) in the US and Singapore of a faith-based international organisation, and as a media law lecturer at an institute of higher learning in Singapore.
These various roles and diverse living experiences in Tokyo, Hong Kong and the US have honed her different skills, particularly the ability to listen empathetically, communicate pro-actively and negotiate effectively, which she employs fully in her role in EMCC.
Lim Tat is the Managing Partner of Aequitas Law LLP. His wide spectrum of practice includes conflict and dispute management, de-escalation and resolution. He adopts a multifaceted approach and utilises varied mediation styles to obtain optimal outcomes for parties in conflict.
He is an IMI-certified mediation advocate and an IMI-certified mediator. Lim Tat is also on the panel of Principal Mediators of SMC for family/healthcare matters and has frequently taught mediation courses at SMC. He is the Chairman of the Society of Mediation Professionals and is passionate about building up the mediation community in Singapore.
He has been an advocate and solicitor of Singapore since 1989 and has received appointments as an expert in Singapore law for foreign court proceedings, and as arbitrator in institutional arbitrations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow. He is on the international panels of many distinguished arbitration and mediation institutions, including the SIMC and AAA-ICDR. He is a regional consultant and mediator of the CAO, IFC, World Bank Group and a member of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes.
He has extensive experience as mediation counsel and mediator in complex cross-jurisdictional disputes. Yet his down-to-earth demeanor and approachability give him excellent rapport with couples and families struggling with conflicted relationships. More recently, Lim Tat has completed The Gottman Clinical Training in Couples Counselling Level 1 and is interested in the application of such training in the mediations he conducts.
Linda discovered and fell in love with mediation at the Harvard Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, United States in 2004. Since then, she has mediated a wide variety of commercial and relational disputes and gets immense satisfaction from using her skills to help parties overcome communication breakdowns and impasse.
Linda was one of the earliest mediators in Singapore who trained with Regents University (London) in Psychology and Mediation and this has informed and benefited her mediation practice. In 2015, Linda contributed a chapter on “Psychology and Interest-Based Mediation” in Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell).
She has been trained and accredited by Singapore Mediation Center (SMC) where she is a Principal Mediator, Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR Asia) and is also a certified mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institution (SIMI), and the International Mediation Institution (IMI). In addition she is an appointed international mediator on the panel of the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center (MHKJC). Linda is also a fellow of the Singapore International Arbitration Center and an accredited conflict coach with Conflict Coaching International (Australia).
Linda is an active trainer in negotiations and conflict resolution for a range of institutions and organisations, training professionals from the business, education, medical, legal and public sectors and has conducted mediation training for civil servants in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
More recently, Linda has co-founded and is the CEO of ResoX which is a digital platform to connect users to mediation and arbitration professionals, combining her fervour for mediation advocacy and peacemaking, with filling a gap in the market.
Michelle has a passion for the welfare of children in family disputes. Having served as a District Judge in the Family and Juvenile Justice Division, now the Family Justice Courts, she has seen the negative impact divorce, separation and family conflict can have on children. She seeks in her mediation practice to limit such negative impacts by helping parents communicate better through her facilitation of their conflict discussions.
She is the first Singaporean woman appointed as Certified Mediator under the International Mediation Institute and has an over 90% mediation settlement rate. She is a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre under the Family and Healthcare Panels, and is also a SIMI certified mediator. She has undergone extensive mediation training including cross border and child focused courses, and mediating litigated cases.
Qualified as a lawyer in Singapore, Michelle has over 24 years’ worth of experience in dispute resolution and has been ranked as “Family & Matrimonial Practice Lawyer of the Year” in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2020. She is a Director of the law firm Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC where she has an active family law practice.
Michelle is committed to using her legal and mediation skills to build up the community around her and to help make the lives of children of divorcing or separating parents better.
As a mediator, Lih Jeng believes in allowing parties to fully express themselves during a mediation and encourages them to explore practical, sustainable solutions.
Lih Jeng is a Certified Mediator (Level 4) at the Singapore International Mediation Institute and is also a Certified Mediator with the International Mediation Institute. She is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Dispute Resolution, UK (CEDR). In addition, she is an Accredited Mediator of the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, Regent’s University, London, and was appointed as a tutor in the Psychotherapeutic Approach to Mediation runs by Regent’s University – a course which explored the psychological processes that influence parties’ behaviour during conflicts.
She obtained her LL.B from the National University of Singapore and holds an LL.M (Public International Law) from University College London which she read on a British Foreign & Commonwealth Office / British Business Association Scholarship. Lih Jeng is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and practised several years in Singapore. She is also a member of the UK Law Society.
Lih Jeng enjoys helping parties in conflict discover new ways of looking at the same situation and creative solutions that enable parties to find peace and move on with their lives.
For slightly over the past decade, Audrey has been working with families and couples aiding them to come to peaceful resolutions out of their conflicts. Her caring and warm demeanor puts people at ease and encourages others to connect well.
Audrey began her mediation training in Hong Kong with the Accord Group from Australia and thereafter trained with the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Pepperdine School of Law. Audrey is a SIMI certified mediator and a court appointed volunteer mediator with the State Courts of Singapore.
Audrey is a Collaborative Family Practice panel mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and also a parenting coordinator trained in the inaugural class of the Family Justice Courts. She is a member of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited’s panel of General mediators, having practised as a solicitor for over 12 years there subsequent to qualifying as a solicitor in the UK. She is currently practising with LexCompass LLC in Singapore.
Audrey seeks to bring conflicting parties together and cares about restoring the strained relationships through her mediation work.
Yue-En is the Managing Director of Bethel Chambers LLC. He is an experienced family mediator that seeks peaceful resolutions for couples and families so they can avoid acrimonious cases in court. As a mediator, he is passionate about aiding parties in conciliatory discussions so they can move forward and out of their conflict.
Yue-En is an Associate Mediator on the Family Panel of Mediators at SMC, where he is also a Mediation Coach. He additionally has accreditations in Mediation from SIMI and Regents’ University London.
Yue-En has, in addition to his undergraduate law degree, a Masters of Law (LLM) specialising in Social Care Law, where his dissertation focused on analysing the safeguards in the UK and Singapore protecting patients from financial abuse by Court appointed Deputies and LPA Donees. He is an accredited Professional Deputy and Donee for the purposes of the Mental Capacity Act.
Further he is an Accredited Parenting Coordinator and Collaborative Family Practice lawyer for family cases. Yue-En assist clients, both international and in Singapore in divorces, adoptions and other estate and Mental Capacity Matters.
Uniquely, he also has a Masters in Counselling which informs his practice as a mediator as it gives him additional skills in managing parties who are struggling emotionally and having difficulty working through a conflict.
Ivy is a Level 2 Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Accredited Mediator, an Associate Mediator and Associate Trainer for Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and Eagles Mediation and Counselling Centre (EMCC). Since 2008, she has mediated a number of commercial and relational disputes at the mediation centres, she was also a volunteer at the Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) at the State Courts, mediating small claim disputes. She finds great fulfilment in helping disputing parties work through their issues to arrive at a mutually acceptable outcome through mediation.
Ivy is a certified trainer for the Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work programme (The Gottman Institute). She has also attended Level 1 & 2 Clinical Training of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Ivy holds a Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) and since graduation has worked in numerous industries, flexing her range and communications repertoire. Her talents have seen her excel as a TV Host on a current affairs programme on Malaysia’s TV3, as the Press Secretary to the Malaysian Health Minister as well as an Investigation Assistant with boutique IP Law Firm Rouse and Co, in Hong Kong.
In 2008, Ivy joined the SMC and expanded her coaching and training skills in mediation. She has since built up a great passion for promoting mediation as an effective mode of resolving conflict. She held the training portfolio at the centre and has trained various government and private organisations. Her most remarkable and accomplished training, was conducted for the Thai Judiciary in Thailand, the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment (MLIRE) in Fiji and the Bahrain Dispute Resolution Centre (BCDR).
Since leaving SMC, Ivy is still continuing her passion and interest in mediation by contributing her training and mediation experience as an Adjunct Trainer for SMC and EMCC. Her more recent training work includes conducting Peer Mediation workshops for secondary school students (in collaboration with the Community Mediation Centre), Family Mediation workshops for social workers under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Conflict Management workshops for Peer Helpers at the Singapore Management University (SMU).