18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to registrar@nzdrc.co.nz.

If you need to courier documents, please contact our Registry staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

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Fair, Prompt And Cost Effective Dispute Resolution Services And Conflict Management

Find out which dispute resolution process is right for you

COVID-19: Lease Disputes

NZDRC provides private mediation and arbitration services for commercial lease disputes arisen as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.   This special fixed fee arbitration and mediation service is designed to assist parties to commercial leases who find themselves in a dispute as to their payment obligations due to the ongoing lockdown.

The Government fully funded scheme has come to an end but the parties can still use our private services. For further information please contact our Registry staff who will assist you.

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Trust Disputes

A smarter way to resolve trust disputes is here

The arbitration or mediation of trust disputes can help parties to avoid publicly litigating their dispute in the courts. Find out more about how NZDRC’s services can help you resolve your trust disputes in a way that is private, effective, and time and cost efficient.

More InformationModel Clauses for Trust Deeds

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Apply For Early Neutral Evaluation

Apply For Conflict Management

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What We Do

NZDRC offers fully administered dispute resolution processes, including arbitration, arb-med, mediation, expert determination, early neutral evaluation, and conflict management services, and maintains panels of professional private dispute resolution practitioners who are recognised and respected as leaders in their fields. We operate as a private registry, providing one point of reference for parties and their representatives, assisting with the appointment of dispute resolution practitioners, and the management and administration of private dispute resolution processes across a wide variety of sectors and industries in New Zealand.

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Types Of Disputes We Resolve

Commercial Disputes

Insurance Disputes

Property Disputes

Financial Services Disputes

Employment Disputes



NZDRC has long established itself as a leader in private dispute resolution in New Zealand. It offers world class private dispute resolution services that are tailored to meet the needs and requirements of commercial parties, and which are fundamentally and purposively directed to ensuring the resolution of commercial disputes in a manner that is private, efficient, cost effective, and certain.