Important COVID-19 Update: specialist service launched for commercial lease disputes


9 April 2020: In light of increasing demand, NZDRC has today launched a new reduced cost and fixed fee arbitration and mediation service to assist parties to commercial leases who find themselves in a dispute as to their payment obligations due to the ongoing lockdown.

Further information may be found here or by contacting our Registry staff.

He waka eke noa.

Andrew Hazleton

Andrew Hazelton

Service: Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination

Area of Expertise: Building and Construction, Environmental, Insurance, Property and Property Planning, RMA (Resource Management Act)

LLB(Hons) | MSc (Construction Law) | F.A.M.I.N.Z

Andrew has over 25 years professional experience in construction and engineering law. He was admitted Barrister & Solicitor of New Zealand High Court in 1995 and a Solicitor Supreme Court of England & Wales 1990. He holds and MSc (Construction Law and Arbitration) from Kings College, London and is a Fellow of AMINZ, being awarded the Sir Ron Davison Award writing Award in the fellowship assessment programme of 2018.

Andrew was a founding member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand, Vice President (2014-2016) and President (2016-2018).
From 2003 to 2015 he was a Member of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and in that capacity sat as Chair of approximately 30 disciplinary appeals. In 2016 Engineering NZ awarded him the MacLean Citation for exceptional and distinguished service to the engineering profession.

Andrew was Honorary Solicitor to the New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (2002-2016) and is also qualified as an Accredited Decision Maker (Commissioner) under the Resource Management Act.