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Welcome to our Knowledge Base, your destination for in-depth articles and resources relevant to dispute resolution. Our curated content covers everything from mediation and arbitration, to negotiation and conflict management. Explore our Knowledge Hub to stay informed and up-to-date.

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Arb-Med, Arbitration, Mediation

Alternative Dispute Resolution under the Trusts Act 2019 – missing in action?

The new Trusts Act 2019 (Act) came into force on 30 January 2021. It brings a number of significant changes to trust law and...
A large conference room with a long table surrounded by tan swivel chairs. The room, often used for commercial rent lease dispute mediations, has a high ceiling with recessed lighting and a projector. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a view of an outdoor landscape. Laptops and office supplies are on the table.
Arbitration, Mediation
For those who have commercial leases, there are questions around whether there is a right for tenants to ask for rent relief and if...
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Mediation
The Farm Debt Mediation Act passed its third reading on 10 December, establishing a scheme that requires mediation to be attempted before lenders may...
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General
In 1982 Split Enz released its now famous single Six Months in a Leaky Boat being a reference to the time it took pioneers...
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Arbitration
During the course of a commercial tenancy, disputes often arise between landlords and tenants in relation to the parties’ obligations under the lease to...
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Arbitration, Mediation
In a watershed moment on Wednesday of this week, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Trusts Bill which contains unique and important provisions that...
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Conflict Management
It is essential for all good leaders to know how to manage conflict.

The common issue I see is, people ignoring it in...
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Arbitration
The Commercial Court has remitted an award to the arbitrator for reconsideration on the basis of serious irregularity after the arbitrator sought the opinion...