Pushya Sitaraman   Uma Ramanathan   R Vijaykrishnan
AJ Jawad   Chitra Narayan    
 

Panel of Mediators

     
 

Pushya Sitaraman
Pushya Sitaraman, graduated from Stella Maris College, and thereafter took her law degree from Madras Law College. She hails from a family of lawyers, She is a designated Senior Advocate of the Madras High Court. She has been practising as an advocate for over 30 years, specialising largely in the field of taxation and corporate laws.

Pushya underwent mediation training with Geetha Ravindra of the Virginia Supreme Court and further advanced training with her. Also underwent basic, advanced and trainers’ training with the ADR Group of UK. She has been actively mediating disputes referred by the Madras High Court with the Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre, attached to the Madras High Court for nearly ten years.

 
     
     
 

Uma Ramanathan

Uma Ramanathan enrolled in the Bar on 15.3.1980 and since then practiced on the Civil, writ, matrimonial jurisdictions in the High Court and other courts in Chennai and in Debt Recovery Tribunal and Consumer Courts till 2009 March.

Uma was trained as a mediator by Geetha Ravindra, Trainer from Virginia, USA in 2006 and later as a trainer also in 2007. She was certified by JAMS as a commercial mediator in September 2013. She has trained advocates as mediators in many parts of India in the programmes organised by the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India, and orientation programmes on mediation in the National Judicial Academy and in the Judicial Academy Tamil Nadu for referral judges.

 

Uma has been the Organising Secretary of the Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre, High Court Madras since 2010. She is a member of the panel of mediators and Judges who drafted the Mediation Training Manual of India as an initiative of the Mediation and conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India.

Uma has presented papers in various aspects of mediation in national conferences and regional conferences on mediation. Presented paper on Restorative Justice and Mediation in the workshop conducted by Criminology Department, University of Madras. Published articles in Mediate.com - solutions and future plans for mediation as ADR - www.mediate.com/articles/RamanathanU3.cfm, and on Respect in mediation -  www.mediate.com/articles/RamanathanU4.cfm.

 
     
     
 

R Vijaykrishnan

R Vijayakrishnan graduated from Loyola College, Chennai and subsequently obtained his law degree from the University of Madras (The Madras Law College). Enrolled as an Advocate in 1969, after a brief stint at the Bar first in the office of King and Partridge, Solicitors and Advocates, Chennai and later in the office of Mr.S.Swaminathan, a leading lawyer, he joined the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (E.C.G.C) and worked for over twenty years in different capacities and held senior positions till 1993.Thereafter he resumed his legal practice and has been focussing on legal consultancy relating to international trade, international trade finance, export credit insurance and allied subjects. His present focus includes Mediation and Arbitration. He has undergone extensive training in Mediation and is an Accredited Mediator with the Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre, Madras High Court, Chennai and the ADR Group, U.K. Since 2005 he has mediated in different kinds of disputes relating to civil, commercial and matrimonial causes.

 
     
     
 

AJ Jawad

Graduated in law from the Government Ambedkar Law College, Chennai in 1987 and enrolled as advocate on 23-03-1988. Started practice under Mr. Justice Karpagavinayagam, former Chief Justice of Jharkand High Court, on the criminal side. After two years of practice on the criminal side, switched to the civil side. Joined the office of Late Mr. V.D. Mirasee, a senior lawyer from Mumbai, and traveled with him to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and also Chennai, assisting him in several important cases. From 1996 started own office. Underwent mediation training with Geetha Ravindra of the Virginia Supreme Court and further advanced training with her followed by Trainers’ Training in court-sponsored training programs. Also underwent basic, advanced and trainers’ training with the ADR Group of UK.

 

Also an accredited mediator and trainer with the ADR Group of UK. Working as mediator on the panel of the Tamil Nadu Mediation Centre and now one of the joint secretaries of the Tamil Nadu Mediation Centre. Worked as the coordinator for the Family Court Mediation Centre. Handled several sensitive mediation cases referred by the High Court of Madras as well as the Family Court. Conducted mediation training programs in the district courts of Tamil Nadu under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre. Conducted mediation training programs for lawyers and judges in different States of India under the aegis of the National Mediation and Conciliation Plan of the Hon’ble Supreme Court including Ranchi in Jharkand, Lucknow in UP, Agartala in Tripura, Ernakulam, Alleppey, Mavalikara and Wyanad in Kerala, Auranagabad in Maharashtra and Chandigarh. Conducted a workplace conflict resolution training program for the World Bank at their office in Chennai. Conducted workshops in ADR in the National Judicial Academy and the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy and have been a visiting faculty with the National Academy for Direct Taxes at Nagpur.

 
     
     
 

Chitra Narayan

Chitra Narayan is an alumnus of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and holds a Master’s degree in Law and Development from the University of Warwick, U.K. which she attended as a Chevening Scholar. She has been in practice for more than 19 years.

Chitra started her practice in dispute resolution, focusing on corporate commercial law. She has since the last 14 years, also advised on corporate commercial transactions, covering mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, public offerings, corporate restructuring, inbound and outbound investments, general corporate law and regulatory compliances. Chitra was trained as a mediator in 2003, and has been mediating commercial and non-commercial disputes since 2005. Chitra is a certified mediator with the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre attached to the Madras High Court. She is also a certified mediator with the ADR Group, UK.

 
 

 

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