Important COVID-19 Update

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These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

PANELS: REGISTRATION OF INTEREST

Please complete this form to register your interest in being a panellist with NZIAC, NZDRC, Building Disputes Tribunal, or the FDR Centre. Please ensure you have read and understood the Rules relevant to the panel(s) you wish to be a member of before completing this form.

Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete this form. The form needs to be completed in a single session (although some browsers might remember what you have typed, you can no longer save the form in progress to complete it later).

Documents you will need:
- Updated CV/Resume
- Updated profile photo (you can also send this later)
- Redacted decision (if applying to adjudicative panels for the first time or you have not worked as a panellist with us in the last two years)

Information you will need:
- Email and phone number of two referees
- Your fees and bank details (alternatively you can choose to send them later)

Contact Details

In this section you will be asked to provide us with your relevant contact details. Please note that email is our primary means of communication and for service of any documents. Should your contact details change at any time, please ensure you inform the Registry staff as soon as possible. In this section we also ask for information as to your age, gender, and nationality. Provision of this information is entirely optional. It is sought simply to better enable us to collate statistics on diversity of appointments.
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First Name
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Last Name
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Suffix
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Post Nominals
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Phone Number
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Mobile Number
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Can clients contact you on your mobile phone?
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Email
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Service Address
Please include a physical address for formal notifications and service of process.
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Postal Address
Leave blank if it is the same as service address
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Nationality (optional):
If you hold more than one nationality please list additional nationalities in field below
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Additional Nationalities (if any)
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Date of Birth (optional)
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Gender (optional)
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REGISTRIES AND PANELS

Please select the Registries for which you wish to be considered as a panellist:

- New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC) for international dispute resolution services;
- New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre (NZDRC) for general domestic dispute resolution services;
- Building Disputes Tribunal (BDT) for specialist building and construction dispute resolution services; and
- New Zealand Family Dispute Resolution Centre (FDR Centre) for specialist family and relationship dispute resolution services.

You will also be asked to select the panels you wish to be a member of relating to those specific Registries.

AREAS OF PRACTICE & REGISTRIES

In the following sections you will be asked to provide us with further information regarding your areas of practice and professional background.
Registries
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NZIAC Panels
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NZDRC Panels
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Building Disputes Tribunal Panels
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FDRC Panels
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Legal Systems of Expertise
Select your legal system of expertise from the below options
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Which countries are you specifically familiar with in terms of the Civil Law legal system?
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Languages:
Please only include the languages you are proficient in for the delivery of your professional services
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Please select below your relevant areas of experience and expertise.

General Commercial Areas of Expertise

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Building, Construction, and Infrastructure Areas of Expertise

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Family and relationships areas of expertise

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Experience with specific groups

I have specific expertise in working with the following cultural, religious, ethnic, or gender groups:
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PROCESSES AND SERVICES

ARBITRATION/ADJUDICATION

For professionals specifically trained and experienced in Arbitration and/or Adjudication law and practice
How many Arbitration or Adjudications appointments have you had in the past 36 months in which an Award or Determination was published?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your Arbitration or Adjudication experience.
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Have you published an Award or made a Determination in an Arbitration or Adjudication with one or more of our Registries within the past 24 months?*
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Redacted decision: if you have not previously published an Award or made a Determination in an Arbitration or Adjudication with one or more of our Registries within the past 24 months, please upload a redacted copy of a recent Award or Determination.
If you have not previously published an Award or made a Determination, please instead provide us with a redacted copy of any similar document, for instance, a legal submission.
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INTERIM RELIEF:
Please provide any relevant information as to your experience in dealing with applications for interim relief.*
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Do you wish to be considered for arbitral appointments where Urgent Interim Relief is sought?*
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PEER REVIEWS

Are you willing to complete peer reviews for colleague panellists?*
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MEDIATION

MEDIATION: For professionals specifically trained and experienced in the practice of Mediation.
How many times have you been appointed as a Mediator?*
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How many Mediations have you conducted in the past 36 months?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your Mediation experience
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ARB-MED

ARB-MED: For professionals specifically trained and experienced in Arbitration and Mediation law and practice.
How many times have you been appointed to act in the dual Arbitrator/Mediator role?*
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In how many of those cases was the Arbitration reconvened?*
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EXPERT DETERMINATION

EXPERT DETERMINATION: For professionals specifically trained and experienced in providing Expert Determination services.
How many times have you been appointed as an Expert Determiner?*
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How many Expert Determinations have you conducted in the past 36 months?*
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Have you published an Expert Determination with one or more of our Registries within the past 24 hours?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your Expert Determination experience
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If you have not previously published a Determination in an Expert Determination with either NZDRC or BDT, please upload a redacted copy of a Determination.
If you have not previously published a Determination, please instead provide us with a redacted copy of any similar document, for instance, a legal submission. Please note, if you are also applying for admission to one of our Arbitration or Adjudication panels, and you have already provided us with an example of your work in that regard, you do not need to upload a further document for this part of the application.
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EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION

EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION: For professionals specifically trained and experienced in providing Early Neutral Evaluation services.
How many times have you been appointed as an Early Evaluator?*
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How many Neutral Evaluation processes have you conducted in the past 36 months?*
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Have you published an Evaluation in an ENE process with one or more of our Registries within the past 24 months?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your Early Neutral Evaluation experience
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DISPUTE REVIEW BOARDS

DISPUTE REVIEW BOARDS: The primary function of a Dispute Board is to assist the parties to avoid disputes if possible by facilitating and improving communication and encouraging the resolution of contentious issues by the parties at the job level before they become disputes, or if not, to assist them to resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively without the need for arbitration or litigation. The members of a Dispute Board need to be relevantly experienced in the type of project being undertaken and have a thorough knowledge of contractual issues. They need to be respected for their experience and expertise and they must be independent and impartial.
How many times have you been appointed to a Dispute Review Board?*
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How many Dispute Review Boards have you been appointed to in the past 36 months?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your experience with Dispute Review Boards:
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FIXED FEE SCHEMES

Do you wish to be considered for NZIAC\\\'s fixed fee services?*
NZIAC provides a fixed fee service under its EIA60 Arbitration Rules. If you would like to be considered for any matter with a fixed fee, please select the options below.
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Do you wish to be considered for NZDRC\\\'s fixed fee services?*
NZDRC provides a fixed fee service under its ECA45 Arbitration Rules. If you would like to be considered for any matter with a fixed fee, please select the options below.
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Do you wish to be considered for BDT\\\'s fixed fee Arbitration services?*
BDT provides a fixed fee service under its ECA45 Arbitration Rules. If you would like to be considered for any matter with a fixed fee, please select the options below.
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Do you wish to be considered for BDT\\\'s fixed fee Adjudication services?
BDT provides a fixed fee service for low value Adjudication claims. If you would like to be considered for any matter with a fixed fee, please select the options below.
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FDR MEDIATION

For professionals specifically trained and experienced in the practice of FDR Mediation and who hold the appropriate accreditation to practice in this area.
How many times have you been appointed as an FDR Mediator?*
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How many FDR Mediations have you conducted in the past 36 months?*
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Please confirm your ADRO Accreditation for FDR Mediation below*
All FDR Mediators must hold appropriate accreditation to be considered for appointment.
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I provide professional supervision*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your FDR Mediation experience:
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CONFLICT AND COMMUNICATION COACHING

For professionals specifically trained and experienced in Conflict and Communication Coaching.
How many times have you been appointed as a Conflict and Communication Coach?*
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How many Conflict and Communication Coaching sessions have you provided in the past 36 months?*
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Please provide any further relevant information as to your Conflict and Communication Coaching experience.
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LOCATION OF PRACTICE

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
I can work in the following locations as part of my usual place of practice
(ie without requiring travel disbursements)
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Areas of Practice Within New Zealand
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Other location
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Office/s location
Please indicate the location (city and country) of your usual place/s of business
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TRAVEL REGIONS
I can travel to the following regions subject to travel and expense disbursements.
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Travel within New Zealand
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Other regions I can travel to
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Room Availability at Usual Place of Practice
Do you have your own rooms available for the provision of your facilitation, mediation or arbitration services? *As opposed to rooms that have to be rented on demand.
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Please indicate the room/s location (city or town)
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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

If you are successful with your application, your Profile and Profile Photo will be published on the relevant Registry website. Please note that we reserve the right to decline to publish any aspect of your Profile as submitted in this form.
CV/Resume
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PROFESSIONAL OVERSIGHT
NZIAC, NZDRC, BDT, and FDR Centre are not membership bodies and do not provide professional disciplinary oversight. As such, and to ensure our clients receive the highest quality service, it is a prerequisite to being on our panels that you are a member of a relevant professional body.
I confirm that I am currently a member of a relevant professional body.*
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Professional Memberships*
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Other professional memberships
Please enter the name of other professional organisations you are a member of.
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Are you currently, or have you previously been, the subject of any professional disciplinary action or complaint arising from the provision of the services you offer?*
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If so, please provide details:
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Has any determination or award you have made in the last 12 months been the subject of judicial review or appeal?
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If so, please provide details:
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Would you like to submit your photo and bio for your online profile now?
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WEBSITE PROFILE

By providing us with a short bio and profile photograph, you consent to that information being published on our website and used for general marketing purposes.
Profile for NZIAC Website*
Please set out your profile in paragraph format (rather than bullet points). Your profile should be limited to 5,000 characters. If you are successful with your application, your profile will appear on the NZIAC website.
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Profile for NZDRC Website*
Please set out your profile in paragraph format (rather than bullet points). Your profile should be limited to 5,000 characters. If you are successful with your application, your profile will appear on the NZDRC website.
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Profile for BDT Website*
Please set out your profile in paragraph format (rather than bullet points). Your profile should be limited to 5,000 characters. If you are successful with your application, your profile will appear on the BDT website.
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Profile for FDRC Website*
Please set out your profile in paragraph format (rather than bullet points). Your profile should be limited to 5,000 characters. If you are successful with your application, your profile will appear on the FDRC website.
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Profile Photo
Your photo will be used online.
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REFEREES

Please provide details below for two referees. By providing this information you consent to us contacting these referees for the purposes of processing your application.
First Referee:
Please set out below a brief description of your referee\\\'s role and relationship to you.
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Surname
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Phone Number*
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Second Referee:
Please set out below a brief description of your referee\\\'s role and relationship to you.
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Phone Number*
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PAYMENT/BANK DETAILS
In this section you are asked for your payment/bank details. This is the bank account into which any payments for your services will be made. Should these details change, please ensure to update the Registry staff without delay. If you are New Zealand tax resident, please provide us with your GST number. If you do not have a New Zealand bank account, payment can be made into a foreign bank account. Any transfer costs will be borne by the recipient.
Would you like to enter your hourly fee and bank details with this submission?
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Do you trade through a company?*
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Company Identification Number:
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Are you tax resident in New Zealand?*
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Do you have a New Zealand bank account?*
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Bank Account
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Hourly Rate*
In NZD inclusive of GST or other related tax.
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Confirmation and Submission
I confirm that I have read and understood the relevant NZIAC, NZDRC, BDT and/or FDR Centre Rules relating to the panels for which I am registering my interest, and that I agree to abide by those Rules in carrying out any services provided by NZIAC, NZDRC, BDT, or FDR Centre as applicable.*
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I consent to the relevant Registry service using any of my personal information provided in this application form for the purposes of that Registry providing its services. Such use may include processing my application, creating a bio on the Registry website, making appointments, and general marketing.*
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I understand that admission to any of the Registries\\\' panels is at the sole discretion of that Registry, that any such decision is final, and that the Registry is not required to provide any reasons for its decision.*
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*IMPORTANT: This form contains some mandatory fields, and it will not get submitted until those fields are completed. You will receive an email with a copy of your submission once the form goes through. Please advise if any information needs to be corrected.