About M.L. Mehta
M.L. Mehta is the founder and chairman of the Delhi Dispute Redressal Society (DDRS), an autonomous registered government society within the Law and Justice Department of the Government of India.
Justice Mehta has over four decades of judicial experience and has served as both a high court and district court judge in Delhi. He has delivered thousands of judgments, many of which have been landmark pronouncements. In his long and enriching career, he has presided over all jurisdictions ranging from trial/original, appellate, writ, revenue, taxation, criminal, civil, and commercial, among others.
A pioneer in introducing court-connected mediation and community mediation in India, Justice Mehta served as a member of the Delhi High Court Mediation Committee, where he oversaw the launch, establishment, and development of all the Mediation Centres in the Delhi District Courts.
Post his superannuation, Justice Mehta is actively engaged in the practice of arbitration, mediation, and consultancy.
Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Practice
Justice Mehta has been appointed as an arbitrator by different High Courts and the Supreme Court of India and is one of India’s preeminent arbitrators for complex civil, commercial, multi-party, and high stake cases. He is empaneled on institutions, such as the Indian Council of Arbitrators and the ASSOCHAM International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution. He has served as an arbitrator in a wide variety of arbitrations involving investments, trade, construction, oil and gas, banking, corporate, distributorship, franchising, licensing, and general commercial matters and has also mediated high stake disputes, including disputes by and against the departments of the government.
Justice Mehta’s stunning fervor for mediation equally encourages and motivates the litigants and the lawyers to settle cases pending in the courts. He has successfully mediated/conciliated more than one thousand cases, including: corporate disputes, commercial conflicts, school education mediation, company disputes, divorce mediation, labor disputes, and community mediation.