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.

APPLY FOR EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION

Before proceeding, the parties will need to agree to submit their dispute to Early Neutral Evaluation. This can be done by signing NZDRC’s standard form Agreement for Early Neutral Evaluation.

If you would like a template Agreement for Early Neutral Evaluation, please complete a request form by following this link, and our Registry staff will prepare this for you.

If the parties have agreed to submit their dispute to Early Neutral Evaluation and you are ready to proceed, simply complete our online application form and we will appoint an evaluator typically within 24 hours.