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.

Anthony Willy


Service: Arbitration, Mediation

Area of Expertise:

Professional career:


Barrister and Solicitor specialising in commercial litigation.


Barrister sole Christchurch specialising in commercial litigation, and arbitration. Lecturer in law University of Canterbury.

Moderator for New Zealand of law papers.


District Court Judge specialising in civil and commercial cases. Judge of The Environment Court. Judge of the Land Valuation Court. Accident Compensation Appeal Judge

Chairman of the District Courts Rules Committee.

Chairman New Zealand Law Society legal Education Committee.

Member of The Council of Legal Education of New Zealand.

2003 to date

Taxation Review Authority having concurrent jurisdiction with the High Court in revenue matters.

Hearings Commissioner Resource Management Act. Arbitrator and commercial Mediator.

Member of The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand Inc. 15 years. Council Member 6 years.