Important COVID-19 Update


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.

Anthony Willy

BlenheimNew Zealand

Nationality: New Zealander

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Languages: English

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

Professional career:
1964-1972; Barrister and Solicitor specialising in commercial litigation.

1972-1985; Barrister sole Christchurch specialising in commercial litigation, and arbitration. Lecturer in law University of Canterbury. Moderator for New Zealand of law papers.

1985-2003; District Court Judge specialising in civil and commercial cases. Judge of The Environment Court. Judge of the Land Valuation Court. Accident Compensation Appeal Judge. Chairman of the District Courts Rules Committee. Chairman New Zealand Law Society legal Education Committee. Member of The Council of Legal Education of New Zealand.

2003 to date; Taxation Review Authority having concurrent jurisdiction with the High Court in revenue matters, Hearings Commissioner Resource Management Act. Arbitrator and commercial Mediator. Member of The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand Inc. 15 years. Council Member 6 years.