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.

Royden Hindle

AucklandNew Zealand

Arbitration | Mediation | Arb-Med

Nationality: New Zealander

Area of Expertise: Administrative/Public Sector, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Liquidation, Building and Construction, Commercial, Competition, Energy, Financial Services, Human Rights, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Oil and Gas, Property and Property Planning, Real Estate, Shareholder and Securities, Treaty, Trusts, Valuation

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law

Languages: English

LLB (Hons) | LLM | FAMINZ (Arb)

Royden is an experienced commercial arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He was a litigation partner at Simpson Grierson before moving to the bar in 1996. He became an AMINZ Fellow in 2001, and was awarded the Sir Ronald Davison Award for excellence in Award Writing in the 2001 Fellowship Assessment Programme.

Between 2002 and 2011 Royden chaired the Human Rights Review Tribunal. Since returning to practice he has been engaged as arbitrator in a wide variety of commercial matters. He also regularly acts as an adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act 2002, and as Chair or member of a number of ad hoc and institutional Tribunals. Royden has taught Dispute Resolution at AUT University at both undergraduate and graduate level since 2014. He is a member of both the Mediation and Arbitration Panels of AMINZ, is a Principal Arbitrator, Evaluator & Mediator with the New Zealand Disputes Resolution Centre, and an RI-accredited mediator.

Royden is currently both the President of AMINZ, and its Director of Professional Studies.