MEDIATORS

NZIAC employs full time Registrars to manage and oversee NZIAC’s appointment and mediation services. Where NZIAC is requested to make an appointment, the Registrars will appoint the most appropriate and available mediator from NZIAC’s panel. The Registrars will take into account the amount at issue, the complexity of the matters at issue, the geographical location of the parties, and the subject matter of the dispute so far as those factors may be relevant, and any particular requests or requirements of the parties.

All NZIAC mediators have been appointed to NZIAC’s panel because of their extensive knowledge, skill and experience in mediation.

To apply for mediation with NZIAC, simply complete our online application form.

Hon Sir Ian Barker QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR IAN BARKER QCSir Ian's reputation is grounded in a distinguished legal career. At the bar and on the Bench and in 8 years as an arbitrator and mediator he has dealt with cases in construction and engineering, insurance and reinsurance, international commercial arbitration, among others.

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John Carter

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN CARTERJohn completed his LLB (Hons) degree in 1967 and within a year was a partner of McElroy Duncan & Preddle. As well as being a Fellow of AMINZ, he is on both the arbitration and mediation panels of the Institute, and is a trained arbitrator and mediator and is professionally active in both those areas.

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Mark Colthart

NEW ZEALAND

 

Mark was admitted to the bar in 1994, and has over 24 years' experience in civil and commercial litigation. He has particular expertise in commercial arbitration, building and construction law, and land and property disputes.

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Gerard Doolin

NEW ZEALAND

Gerard completed a Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Laws (Honours) with a thesis in international trade law at the University of Auckland. In the last 17 years in particular, as a legal counsel and negotiator, he has focused on the development, use and provision of technology systems. He has engaged in bespoke technology consulting, development & implementation and outsourced services engagements concerning material technology architectures, delivery, and service models.

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George Golvan QC

AUSTRALIA

GEORGE GOLVAN QCGeorge H. Golvan is a Queen’s Counsel who holds degrees in law and jurisprudence from Monash University, Melbourne, and the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Arizona State University, (USA). Mr. Golvan practises in the areas of Building and Construction Law, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Tenancy, Banking and Insurance, and General Commercial and Corporate Law.

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Catherine M Green

NEW ZEALAND

 

Prior to starting her dispute resolution practice, Catherine gained a wide range of experience in commercial litigation matters both onshore and offshore, including four years in the litigation team at Russell McVeagh (Auckland), two years in the dispute resolution team at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (London), and four years in litigation at Mourant Ozannes (Cayman Islands).

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Hon Sir John Hansen

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR JOHN HANSENUniversity: Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago, 4th May 1968. Professional Qualifications: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand; Barrister of the Supreme Court of New Zealand; Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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Andrew Hazelton

NEW ZEALAND

ANDREW HAZELTONAndrew Hazelton has specialised in construction law for most of his professional career. His practice includes acting for developers, contractors, subcontractors and professionals in the construction industry.

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Hon Peter Heerey QC

AUSTRALIA

HON PETER HEEREY QCMr. Heerey was educated at St Virgil’s College, Hobart and the University of Tasmania where he graduated with degrees in Law (First Class Honours) and Arts. He has published papers in professional and academic journals in the areas of corporations law, defamation, expert evidence, intellectual property, law and literature and Federation history.

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Rosemary Jackson QC

ENGLAND

Rosemary Jackson is in full-time practice as a Mediator and Conciliator. This follows a successful practice at the Construction Bar from 1983, when she joined Keating Chambers as the first female specialist building counsel at the English Bar, until October 2014. Up to January 2018 Rosemary also accepted appointments as an Adjudicator and Arbitrator. Rosemary was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2006.
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John Larmer

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN LARMERAn arbitrator, conciliator and mediator with rural specialization being a registered valuer and primary industry consultant with over 40 years experience. He has been the President Arbitrators and Mediators Institute; President Institute of Valuers; and Additional Member High Court 2007.

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Sam Maling

NEW ZEALAND

 

Sam is a South Island based Arbitrator and Mediator. He has over 40 years' legal professional experience representing clients in Courts and Tribunals.

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Peter Megens

AUSTRALIA

PETER MEGENSPeter specializes in construction, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, mediation, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and project structuring and in particular international and domestic arbitration. He is the Vice President of the Australian Centre for International Commerical Arbitration, a Chartered Arbitrator, and a Graded Arbitrator.

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Karen Mills

INDONESIA

Karen Mills is recognised as one of the leading arbitrators in Asia, according to every publication and survey published. She sits as arbitrator in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and is also on the panel of arbitrators of institutions in the Philippines, Beijing, Korea and New Zealand and the online Domain Name Dispute Panel of ADNDRC, Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul.

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Ian Nosworthy

AUSTRALIA

IAN NOSWORTHYIan Nosworthy is an experienced barrister, arbitrator, and mediator from South Australia. He practices nationally and internationally in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, particularly in construction, engineering, commercial and insurance disputes. He has written and spoken widely nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous published papers.

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Yves-Louis Sage

FRANCE

Dr. Yves-Louis Sage, born in France, hold a LLB, a LLM and a PhD from the Law school of the University of Grenoble (France), a LLM from Tulane Law School and the accreditation to supervise research (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, HDR) from the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). He is a professor at the School of Law of the University of French Polynesia in Tahiti (French Polynesia) since 1987 where he was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Management from 2007 to 2009.

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Andrew Skelton

NEW ZEALAND

 

Andrew is a barrister with over 25 years' experience as a civil litigator in New Zealand and the United Kingdom

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Hon Sir Hugh Williams QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON SIR HUGH WILLIAMSJustice Hugh Williams served as a Master of the High Court. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1995 and served as Senior Puisne Judge. He also served as Acting Chief High Court Judge. He has been a Commercial List Judge and was Judge in charge of the Commercial List.

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Tom Stodulka

AUSTRALIA

Tom’s mediation career commenced 25 years ago while he was still serving in the RAN as the Director of Naval Legal Services.
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Sherwyn Williams

NEW ZEALAND

SHERWYN WILLIAMSSherwyn has had over 45 years’ experience as a lawyer. He was a partner in, and then a consultant with, Kensington Swan. He specialised in construction law, dealing mainly with claims and disputes. He advised on major projects both in New Zealand and overseas.

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Hon David Byrne QC

AUSTRALIA

David Bryne is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.Starting his work in 1963 he practised as a Barrister and Solicitor of Supreme Court of Victoria and over his years of experience he has also been appointed Queen's Counsel in Victoria, subsequently in New South Wales, ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

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Graeme Christie

NEW ZEALAND

Graeme is a construction law partner in  the  commercial  litigation field. He  acts  for  national  and international  clients  on  all  forms  of  dispute  resolution.  He conducts arbitrations, and regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

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Derek Firth MNZM

NEW ZEALAND

DEREK FIRTHDerek is a Barrister practising as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He is a Fellow of AMINZ and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute, UK. He has had a number of party and Court appointments under the ICC Rules and is one of the leading dispute resolution practitioners in New Zealand.

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Tómas Kennedy-Grant QC

NEW ZEALAND

TÓMAS KENNEDY-GRANT QC

Tómas Kennedy-Grant, Q.C., a graduate of Oxford, is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He has been in practice for 44 years, 10 of them as a Master of the High Court of New Zealand. Since February 2002 he has practised full-time as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.

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John Green

NEW ZEALAND

JOHN GREENJohn is the founder and a Director of the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre; the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre; the Building Disputes Tribunal; the New Zealand Family Dispute Resolution Centre; and BuildSafe®. He is the Editor of BuildLaw® and ReSolution®.

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Hon Rodney Hansen QC

NEW ZEALAND

HON RODNEY HANSEN QCRodney completed his LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland. He also qualified as an accountant, becoming an Associate Chartered Accountant in 1969. He joined Shortland Chambers as a barrister sole in 1991 and took silk in 1995.

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Hon Paul Heath QC

NEW ZEALAND

The Hon Paul Heath QC's principal areas of expertise are dispute resolution, (primarily arbitration), commercial law, company law, insolvency law, equity, trusts and legal issues affecting Māori. He studied law at the University of Auckland, graduating LLB in 1978, and was admitted to the Bar later that year. During his time in practice, he appeared on multiple occasions in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and on three occasions in the Privy Council.

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Royden Hindle

NEW ZEALAND

ROYDEN HINDLERoyden has legal qualifications from the Universities of Canterbury and Cambridge. He became a Fellow (Arbitration) of AMINZ in 2001, and holds the Sir Ronald Davison Award for Award Writing in that year. Since 2005 he has been Chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

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Professor Doug Jones AM

AUSTRALIA

Doug is a leading international arbitration specialist. Doug is personally recognised as one of the worlds leading construction and infrastructure lawyers and has received many endorsements and accolades internationally.

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Mark Kelly

NEW ZEALAND

Mark completed the Mediating Disputes course at Harvard Law School. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and an AMINZ Council member. Mark is also a Resolution Institute-trained and accredited mediator.
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David Laurence Kreider

NEW ZEALAND

DAVID LAURENCE KREIDERDavid Laurence Kreider is the General Counsel and a Member of the Executive Board of Vodafone New Zealand, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group plc. Mr. Kreider fluently speaks and reads Chinese as a second language.

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David Levin QC

AUSTRALIA

David Levin QC has been a barrister for over 35 years and a QC for more than a decade. He practices generally in the construction area and has been involved in many infrastructure disputes in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia involving roads, power stations, bridges, railways, wind farms, gas and oil wells and many office buildings.

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Gloria Masters

NEW ZEALAND

Known as “The Fixer,” due to her ability to quickly provide effective solutions to complex conflict resolution and mediation challenges, Gloria has over 15 years’ experience working within a range of businesses.
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Khory McCormick

AUSTRALIA

Khory nears 30 years of practice spanning all aspects of commercial activity in diverse industry sectors. He brings deep and broad expertise to complex litigation or arbitration in the corporate and public arena; finance and insolvency; resource commodities and long-term supply contracts; infrastructure and engineering projects; and industrial relations.

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Albert Monichino QC

AUSTRALIA

Albert practices as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator practicing in Australia with over 20 years experience.  Alberts areas of practice include construction and engineering disputes; financial services and investment disputes; contractual disputes; minority shareholder and joint venture disputes; and intellectual property disputes.

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Rashda Rana SC

UNITED KINGDOM

RASHDA RANARashda is a barrister who has worked at the Bar in London and also in various states in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region, notably Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China, for the past 23 years. As well as her litigious practice, Rashda has undertaken non-contentious work in drafting, reviewing and settling major project documentation.

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John Sharkey AM

AUSTRALIA

JOHN SHARKEY AMJohn is the former head of the Construction and Engineering division of Norton Rose Australia, after more than 30 years of practice exclusively in construction law he is a recognised authority in his field. He has co-authored two books, Building and Construction Contracts and Commercial Arbitration and is the state editor for Victoria and Tasmania of Building and Construction Law.

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Anthony Willy

NEW ZEALAND

ANTHONY WILLYAcademic Qualifications:
LLB Canterbury University 1964
LLM Canterbury University 1965
Fellow Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of New Zealand Inc.

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Albert Yeu

HONG KONG

 

Chartered civil engineer and chartered project management surveyor with extensive experience in design and construction of tunnel, bridge, highway, water and flood prevention scheme in Hong Kong.

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