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Bridging Differences through the Unifying Force of our Humanity
Lih Jeng is a Senior Consultant at Sage Mediation and specializes in the mediation of disputes involving civil and criminal harassment, defamation, employment, landlord/tenant, and personal injuries.
Having served as a District Judge and Deputy Registrar of the State Courts of Singapore for more than a decade, Lih Jeng has resolved a vast spectrum of general civil and community disputes. She has a sharp eye for the important issues in complex disputes and the underlying concerns driving the parties. Numerous counsel and their clients have commended Lih Jeng for being a fair, empathetic, patient, and respectful mediator who allows them to fully express themselves and actively explores practical solutions.
She conducts mediation and mediation advocacy workshops in Singapore and overseas that lead to accreditation with standards bodies in Singapore that are also recognised internationally.
Lih Jeng has been appointed Consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Sri Lanka Efficient and Effective Justice (EEJ) Activity to improve the Sri Lanka justice system to meet the needs of its society and uphold the rule of law in the country.
Lih Jeng’s extensive professional history spans the private, public, NGO, international, and local sectors. She has served as the Legal Consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Assistant Director and Head of the Singapore Volunteers Overseas Programme at the Singapore International Foundation, Asia Pacific Regional Co-ordinator for Andersen Legal, CEO of the Law Society of Singapore, and Teaching Consultant at Singapore Management University, University of Buffalo, Temasek Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She received a Special Recognition for the Pursuit of Quality Teaching from the School of Business and Accountancy at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Lih Jeng has a particular interest in the advocacy of leadership, multi-cultural diversity in governance, and social development and gender issues in Asia especially those involving girls and young women.
Lih Jeng is a Certified Mediator (Level 4) at the Singapore International Mediation Institute and the International Mediation Institute. She is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Dispute Resolution, UK (CEDR), and Accredited Mediator and Tutor of the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, Regent’s University, London.
Lih Jeng 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. She has Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge / British Council. Lih Jeng is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and practiced several years in Singapore. She is also a member of the UK Law Society.
An active Girl Guide from young, she was elected Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) from 2010-2016 and was a World Board member of WAGGGS. Lih Jeng was the Honorary Secretary and Advisor to the National Council of Girl Guides Singapore.
For her work with WAGGGS, Lih Jeng has been recognized with multiple awards including the Silver Elephant Award conferred by the Bharat Scouts and Guides of India, the Hansa Puttu (Twin Swans) Award conferred by the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, the Pingat Bintang Kehormatan (Honorary Star) conferred by the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia, and the Fellowship Honour conferred by the International Scout Guide Fellowship Asia Pacific.
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