Prathamesh D Popat
Prachi Mediation Chambers
Description of Practice
LEADR Accredited & IMI Certified Mediator. Empanelled Mediator at the Bombay High Court and several institutions/organisations.Practicing as lawyer (Counsel); Mediator and Conciliator; Basic & Advanced Mediation Trainer; ADR Consultant and Advisor ( Mediation Counsel to parties in Mediation).
Prathamesh started practice as a Counsel at the Bombay High Court in the Chambers of Senior Counsel Aspandiar P Chinoy after being admitted to the Bar in 1991. While initially appearing only in Courts and Tribunals, his practice has become more focused on ADR mechanisms. He has been appointed as Arbitrator in Ad Hoc as also in Institutional Arbitrations, either as Sole Arbitrator or as a member of an Arbitral Tribunal.Prathamesh had his first brush with the Mediation movement in India when he attended the mediation & ADR conference conducted as a joint initiative of the governments of Australia & India.
After the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code to introduce court-annexed ADR, on observing a mediation training in 2001, he arranged & participated in a training in 2002 at the Indian Merchants’ Chamber in Mumbai.
He also attended several mediation trainings and related events in India, including those organised by the Bombay High Court. He proceeded to Europe in 2003 and thereafter to Australia for further and advanced trainings in mediation.
He received Accreditation as Mediator from LEADR, Australia around 2007 and was later on also Certified as a Mediator by IMI.
Besides doing private mediations, on being empaneled as a Mediator by the Bombay High Court, Prathamesh also mediates Court-Annexed Mediation cases in India.Prathamesh has undergone the Train-the-Trainer’s training from several experienced trainers from different jurisdictions and conducts Introductory, Basic and Advanced Mediation Workshops from time to time on invitation of Courts, institutions, business houses and chambers of commerce. For a few years, he was also a faculty member for the Mediation Trainings conducted for senior lawyers, jointly by the High Court of Bombay and the Mumbai University.
Though having undergone considerable mediation trainings across five continents, Prathamesh continues taking a variety of trainings periodically in different jurisdictions across the globe.
Prathamesh practices as a Lawyer, Mediator/Conciliator, Trainer, ADR Consultant as also as an Advisor (Counsel in Mediation).
|23/04/2018||IOA selected Faculty||Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice course – 20 hours|
|23/04/2017||Barbara Manousso||Elder & Adult Care Mediation Course – 20 hours|
|06/30/2016||IICA Faculty||Civil & Commercial Mediation – 40 hours|
|10/16/2015||Rita S. Pollak, MA, JD and Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT||Moving From Self to Community: in Self-Awareness, Ability, Influence – 6 hours|
|10/15/2015||Julia A. McAninch, PsyD; Louise E. Livesay-Al, JD and Kris A. Algert, JD||Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Groups – 6 hours|
|10/03/1015||ABA selected Faculty||Negotiation Institute – 7+ hours|
|09/11/2014||Stephanie Bell, et al||Mediating The Litigated Case – 40 hours|
|05/07/2014||SMC selected Faculty||Strategic Conflict Management For Professionals II – 18 hours|
|09/27/2013||JAMS selected Faculty||Commercial Mediation Training – 12 hours|
|06/28/2013||Chuck Doran||Train The Trainer Institute – 14 hours|
|06/14/2013||Lela P Love, et al||Mediation & Other Methods To Foster Democratic Dialogue – 35 hours|
|10/12/2012||Robert Collins – NYPeace Institute||Divorce Mediation Training – 20 hours|
|00/07/2007||David A Hoffman & Erica Ariel Fox, et al||Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative – 50+ hours|
|28/09/2004||Forrest (Woody) Mosten||Developing Advanced Mediation Strategies|
|00/05/2003||Pepperdine – Peter Robinson, et al||ADR Tour of Europe|
|00/04/2003||LEADR – Nina Harding & Anne Kelly Sutherland||Mediation Workshop|
|22/04/2019||Ken Cloke||Spring Mediation Training 2019 – 32 hours|
|26/7/2019||Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, et al||Mediating Online – 20 hours|
|05/22/2020||Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler||Online Family Mediation Training – 20 hours|
Founder: Professional Resolutionary, Academic & Conflict Handling Initiatives ( Prachi ); Prachi Mediation ChambersConvenor: Task-Force for ODR, Indian Merchants’ Chamber;
Chairman: Mediation & Conciliation Committee, Indian Merchants’ Chamber.
Areas of Practice
- Civil (general)
- Cross Cultural
- Intellectual Property
- Marital Mediation
- Online Mediation
- Advanced Mediation Trainer
- Mediation Consultant
- Mediation Trainer
- Conflict Coach
- Mediating Lawyer
- Online Mediator