Apply for Appointment of Arbitrator

Please use this application form if you wish to apply for arbitration and you have already sent NZDRC Notice of Arbitration or you have entered NZDRC Agreement to Arbitrate

Arbitration under NZDRC Rules

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The Dispute

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What remedy are you seeking?
An arbitration claim may be for an arbitrator to determine whether an amount of money is payable (a monetary claim), and/or may require an arbitrator to determine the rights and obligations between the parties (a declaratory relief claim).
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Please enter the amount in dispute in NZD (inclusive of GST, value added tax, or any other similar tax which might apply).
In calculating the amount in dispute, interest will not be taken into account unless the interest claimed by a Party exceeds the aggregate principal amount, in which case enter the value of the interest claim alone.
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Description of the dispute
Provide a brief description of the dispute that has arisen
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How many arbitrators are required?
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Issues in dispute: Does your matter contain 3 issues or less?
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You may qualify for NZDRC’s fixed fee arbitration service.
Under the ECA45 Arbitration Rules, NZDRC offers a fixed fee arbitration process for monetary claims under $50,000 which are of limited complexity. To qualify, your case must be limited to no more than three issues in dispute and meet NZDRC’s terms and conditions for the fixed fee arbitration scheme, including the agreement by the parties to arbitrate under NZDRC's ECA45 Arbitration Rules.
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Under the Fixed Fee Scheme the volume of submissions and evidence is limited. Please refer to our Fixed Fees Scheme for further information: Fixed Fee Low Value Scheme.
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Do you intend to proceed under the fixed fee scheme?
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Urgent Interim Relief

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Are you seeking any Urgent Interim Relief?
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Are you seeking any Summary Procedure?
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Security Fee and Preliminary Payments

A Preliminary Payment must be made to NZDRC after the submission of the Application for Arbitration. The Registrar will process your application and send you payment instructions accordingly.

All amounts are stated in NZD and are inclusive of GST (if any):
Total Preliminary Payment Required:
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$0.00
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*This amount has been calculated based on the information entered for the dispute and it will be confirmed once your application is processed. Any applicable disbursements are charged separately and at cost.
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Breakdown of Preliminary Payment:
- Registration Fee (1 arbitrator - GC)
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- Registration Fee (multiple arbitrators)
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Registration Fee Total
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- Administration Fee
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- Security for Arbitral Tribunal Fees and Expenses (GC)
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- Urgent Interim Relief Admin Fee
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- Urgent Interim Relief Admin Fee (Decl. Relief)
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- Urgent Interim Relief Security Fee
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Interim Relief Security Fees Total
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Security for Summary Procedure (Declaratory Relief)
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Total Summary Procedure Security
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Capped Arbitrator's Fees for General Claims
Please note that all our fees are capped in proportion to the amount in dispute.
Please refer to the NZDRC Arbitration Rules for more information on Scheduled Maximum Fee:
Amount in Dispute Scheduled Maximum Fee
≤ $249,999.99 $30,000.00
$250,000.00 ≤ $499,999.99 $35,000.00 plus 2% on the amount above $250,000.00
$500,000.00 ≤ $999,999.99 $40,000.00 plus 3% on the amount above $500,000.00
$1,000,000.00 ≤ $2,499,999.99 $55,000.00 plus 2% on the amount above $1,000,000.00
$2,500,000.00 ≤ $4,999,999.99 $85,000.00 plus 1.6% on the amount above $2,500,000.00
$5,000,000.00 ≤ $9,999,999.99 $125,000.00 plus 0.5% on the amount above $5,000,000.00
$10,000,000.00 ≤ $49,999,999.99 $150,000.00 plus 0.125% on the amount above $10,000,000.00
$50,000,000.00 ≤ $99,999,999.99 $200,000.00 plus 0.2% on the amount above $50,000,000.00
≥ $100,000,000.00 $300,000.00 plus 0.01% on the amount above $100,000,000.00 up to a maximum of $500,000.00
Declaratory relief only $40,000.00
For terms and conditions refer to the NZDRC Arbitration Rules.

Agreement to Arbitrate

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Have the parties agreed to arbitrate?
The agreement to arbitrate may exist by way of an express agreement to arbitrate or through an existing contract between the parties that contains an arbitration clause
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Parties must agree to arbitrate. If you do not already have an agreement to arbitrate whether as a standalone agreement or as a clause in your contract, you can complete one of the NZDRC Arbitration Agreements to get the process started.
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What form of agreement have you entered?
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Please upload a copy of the signed NZDRC Arbitration Agreement
Upload a copy of your Arbitration Agreement
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Please upload a copy of the Arbitration Clause in your contract, together with the signature page of that contract
This is the dispute resolution clause referring any dispute to Arbitration.
Upload a copy of the arbitration clause and signature page
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Do you have any special requests/requirements with respect to the composition of the Arbitral Tribunal?
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Description of special requests/requirements
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Please upload any relevant documents
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Claimant's Details

If there is more than one claimant, select the '+' button at the bottom right of this section to include details for a further claimant.
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Respondent's Details

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By Melissa Perkin and Melt Strydom Introduction Although exact numbers are unknown, it is estimated there are hundreds of thousands of trusts in New Zealand. The new Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 30 January 2021. It brings a number of significant changes to trust...

COVID-19 Commercial Lease Disputes: Free Arbitration and Mediation available now

Update 1 July 2021: Please note that the Government funded scheme has now come to an end but you can still access NZDRC's low cost fixed fee scheme.  Many commercial tenants found their leases were inadequate to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19...

Rent relief in the COVID-19 lockdown

Fast, low cost, fixed fee arbitration services for commercial rent/lease disputes

COMMERCIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT DISPUTES: THREE REASONS WHY ARBITRATION IS SO POPULAR

By Catherine Green, Arbitrator and Mediator, Executive Director at NZDRC   During the course of a commercial tenancy, disputes often arise between landlords and tenants in relation to the parties’ obligations under the lease to maintain and repair premises,...