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.

FIXED FEE ARBITRATION

NZDRC provides a fully administered fixed fee arbitration service under the NZDRC ECA45 Arbitration Rules for disputes where the Claim is for a monetary amount and the amount claimed by the Claimant is less than NZ$50,000, and where there are three or less items in dispute in the Claim and Counterclaim. The number of items at issue that may be dealt with under the fixed price low value claim service is strictly limited.

No conference of the Parties or inspection of the subject matter of the dispute or any other thing related to the dispute is included in the fixed fee.

Under the fixed fee service, NZDRC charges a Registration and Administration Fee of $2,250.00 (inclusive of GST) and the following Fixed Fee for the Arbitral Tribunal’s services:

Code Total amount in dispute Arbitrator’s Fee Documents that each Party may file in support of the Claim or Counterclaim
LVAC10 ≤ $9,999.99 $3,000.00 Contract Documents together with 15 single sided A4 pages of submissions and evidence in relation to the Claim or Counterclaim.
LVAC20 $10,000.00 ≤ $19,999.99 $5,000.00 Contract Documents together with 20 single sided A4 pages of submissions and evidence in relation to the Claim or Counterclaim.
LVAC30 $20,000.00 ≤ $29,999.99 $7,250.00 Contract Documents together with 30 single sided A4 pages of submissions and evidence in relation to the Claim or Counterclaim.
LVAC40 $30,000.00 ≤ $39,999.99 $8,500.00 Contract Documents together with 40 single sided A4 pages of submissions and evidence in relation to the Claim or Counterclaim.
LVAC50 $40,000.00 ≤ $49,999.99 $10,000.00 Contract Documents together with 50 single sided A4 pages of submissions and evidence in relation to the Claim or Counterclaim.

A Notice of Appointment of the Arbitral Tribunal will not be served on the Parties by NZDRC until the Parties have paid (in clear funds) into the trust account of NZDRC the prescribed Fee in full as security for the Arbitral Tribunal’s Fees and Expenses in accordance with the above schedule.