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Costs Disputes - High Court and the Appellate Courts: A Paper prepared for and presented to the Uganda Law Society

Overview

Taxation of costs under the advocates Act is often a complex matter which is a preserve of the taxing officer, who is often a deputy registrar or district registrar or registrar of the court or any other officer appointed by the Chief Justice except that in respect of taxation of costs between party and party arising out of any contentious business brought in a court subordinate to the High Court, the taxing officer shall be a chief magistrate or magistrate grade 1 with jurisdiction in the area where the suit was heard. The process of taxation is often tedious and laborious and raises tempers because all parties involved need to recover or cut down costs of litigation. Sometimes, the billed costs are grossly exaggerated or oversubscribed hence the need for regulation

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Learning the Masterly of Negotiations: Paper presented to CNOOC Delegates at the CNOOC training Seminar 

Overview

Uganda Mediation Chamber Ltd (UMC) was established in 2011. It is a non-profit making organization registered in Uganda, providing mediation, arbitration and other forms of conflict resolution services specifically in Uganda but also in the East Africa, the Great Lakes Region and elsewhere in the world. UMC strives to collaborate with Communities, Financial Institutions, Government bodies, private and public organizations in providing various activities including facilitating training in mediation and negotiation. UMC also provides private mediators to its clients and offer a wide range of activities related to mediation and arbitration. 

 
 
Recent Judicial Reforms in Uganda: Emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
 
Overview

Mediation has been an integral part of the Commercial Court Division since 2003 when it was piloted for a period of two years with support from JLOS and E.U. under the Commercial Justice Reform Programme. Under the pilot phase mediation was conducted under the; the Commercial Court Division) (Mediation Pilot Project) Rules 2003 S.1 No. 7; These Rules were repealed in 2007 and replaced with The Judicature (Commercial Court Division) (mediation) Rules, 2007 S.1 No. 55. The process of mediation itself was conducted in the court by the Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CADER); however, this arrangement collapsed after the funding dried up; thereafter, the court assigned one Ag. Assistant Registrar to provide mediation services in the court and despite his good performance the court needed to improve on its services to cope with increased demand for mediation not only in the Commercial court but in all other courts in the land.

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Role of the Judiciary in Correctional Service

Overview

When discussing the role of the Judiciary in correctional service, we need to know generally what the judiciary is, and its mandate.The judiciary is an independent arm of the state or sometimes loosely referred to as the 3rd arm of the state, the other two arms being, the Executive and Parliament.  The constitutional mandate of the judiciary is provided under Article 126(1) of the Constitution of 1995.The basic function of the judiciary is to provide judicial services in Uganda and in view of its basic function and constitutional mandate; the judiciary has crafted its vision in such a way that it is seen to implement its mandate. 

 

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