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Kavitha Balakrishnan







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India
English, Tamil
Mediation Profile

I come from a family which is closely connected to the community and society at
large. People in my neighbourhood used come to my grandfather and father to get their
disputes resolved and they have been fairly resolved. I find that those dispute
resolutions have been effective than the regular adversarial methods. Even though my
father and I are Lawyers by profession we believed these simple, cost, effective and quick
resolutions of disputes have saved many lives, property and brought happiness in people
in distress. I always wanted to be more than just a Lawyer.
I find mediation can bring about a change not only in the lives of the disputants but
also in the society. A speedy, effective, desired resolution to the dispute brings in change
and a new life to the disputants.

General Education:
I completed my school education (HSC) from Sacred Heart Convent, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu in 1990. I graduated in English Literature from Queen Mary’s College, Chennai- University of Madras in 1993. I got my Bachelors in Law B.L. from the Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Chennai in 1996. I also completed my post graduation degree in English Literature through Distance Education course in Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1997.

Professional Experience:
I enrolled in the bar on 09.09.1996 and started my practice as Junior Advocate with Mr.T.S.Subramanian at Villupuram. Then I moved to Chennai in the year 1998 and started practice Advocate assisting Mr. G.Devadoss in High Court of Madras. Later in the year 1999 to gain experience in the Government side of practice I joined Mr.D.Veerasekaran, then Counsel representing the Tamil Nadu Housing Board. In 2004 I once again Joined the office of my senior Advocate Mr. G.Devadoss as an associate. From 2008 I am practicing Law as a private practitioner till date.

Currently: I am an independent legal practitioner - Mediator and trainer 

Mediation Experience : I have mediated over 500 court referred case. And 35% of the cases/ Disputes
referred to me have been resolved in my mediation. I have handled matters relating to Family, Property, Labour and Commercial Meditations.

 

Accredited Mediator of MCPC ( Mediation and conciliation project committee- Supreme Court of India)

Panel Mediator : Tamil Nadu Mediation and conciliation Centre 

Panel Mediator at High Court of Madras - District court mediation centre, Chennai, Family Court Mediation Centre, Chennai, Labourt Tribunal Mediation and conciliation centre, Chennai.

Trustee- Ambassadors of Mediation ( A organization to bring about awareness about mediation in the community and to connect mediators for mutual development)  

President - Society for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Secretary - Tamil Nadu Mediators Association

Executive Member - Mediators India

1. Mr. Sriram Panchu
- Designated Senior Counsel of High Court of Madras International Mediators/
Arbitrator. He initiated the first Court annexed in India at High Court of
Madras in 2005
2. Mr. Justice. M.Govindaraj
- Advocate/Mediator who was elevated at Judge to High Court of Madras
3. Mr. J.P.Singh
- Designated Senior Counsel of High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of IndiaInternational
Arbitrator and Mediator. He was one of the pioneers in
Mediation in Delhi.
4. Mr. Ajay Mehta
- Senior Counsel of High Court of Delhi and Mumbai. Senior Mediator pioneer
in commercial and real Estate sector in mediation.
5. Mr. Anil Xavier
- International Arbitrator. IMI accredited Mediator. He has got several
international Affiliations/Accreditations in Mediation.
6. Mr. Ibavijayan
- International Arbitrator. Accredited Mediator. He has got several
international Affiliations/Accreditation in Mediation

Training and Education

Mediation Education and Training: I have Completed 40 hours of Mediation training from MCPC (Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee-Supreme Court of India) and I am Accredited as
Mediator by MCPC. In March 2008 I received my training as Mediator from MCPC through High Court of Madras. I was impaneled as Mediator in the court annexed Mediation programme at High Court of Madras. I completed 2 years of pro-Bono mediation with the High Court of Madras, District court, Family Courts and Labour Tribunal in Chennai. I was accredited as Mediator in August 2011 by the MCPC. And further I did my 20 hours Capsule training course in March 2016. I was selected and trained as trainer – Mediation in April 2016.

Publications

I had contributed to Tamil Nadu Mediation and conciliation centre - Mediation Journal and articles in local publications.

Contact
Kavitha
Balakrishnan
Kavitha
04424748436
9841723920
Advocate - mediator
KPP Associates
G-3 golden jubilee apatments
anna main road. k.k.nagar
CHENNAI
Tamil Nadu
600078
India
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