About Laila T. Ollapally
Laila Ollapally is a full-time mediator and founder of the Centre of Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP), a pioneering private mediation initiative in Bangalore, India. Established in 2015, CAMP seeks to promote mediation as a form of Alternate Dispute Resolution. Ms. Ollapally has been a lawyer for over three decades, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court and Consumer Courts of Karnataka.
Ms. Ollapally began her mediation journey as the founding coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC), the court-annexed program of the High Court of Karnataka, from 2007 to 2015. The BMC is acclaimed as one of the most successful court-annexed programs in the country. She continues to be a senior mediator and a master trainer at the BMC.
Ms. Ollapally brings to her mediations a spirit of empathy and personal connection with the parties and their lawyers.
She serves on the panel of Mediators at the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and was appointed as a member on the SIMC User’s Council. She further serves on the advisory board of The Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI).
Ms. Ollapally’s litigation practice focuses on constitutional and civil law, including:
- Commercial contracts, including international contracts and vendor disputes
- Property and property development, including landlord/ tenant disputes
- Insurance law
- Company and employment law
- Consumer protection and medical negligence, tortious liability
- Minority rights of educational institutions
- Disability rights and mental health law
- Environment protection and public interest litigations
As Chairperson of the Ethical and Research Committee of St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore, a premier medical college in the country, she has found meaningful opportunity to go beyond right and wrong and delve deeply into the morality and conscience of patient care.
Ms. Ollapally has been a mediator since 2007 and has mediated several hundred cases with a high rate of settlement. She was appointed by the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Karnataka to co-mediate several high profile and sensitive disputes with Supreme Court Judges. Her diverse mediation experience includes cases in the areas of:
- Property – real estate, joint development, landlord/tenant, intellectual property
- Contracts – including: commercial contracts, sub-contracts, vendor disputes
- Family disputes – including: family business disputes, family partition, and other settlements
- Matrimonial – divorce, child custody
- Commercial – founder disputes, IT disputes, transfer of business, partnership, cross border commercial disputes, consumer disputes
- Company disputes – shareholder issues, oppression & mismanagement, winding – up
- Sports and other disputes