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.

Hon. Rodney Hansen

Hon. Rodney Hansen QC

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation

LLB (Hons)

Rodney completed his LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland, receiving the Auckland Law Society Prize for the best undergraduate record. He also qualified as an accountant, becoming an Associate Chartered Accountant in 1969. From 1973 to 1991 he practised with Simpson Grierson and predecessor firms. He joined Shortland Chambers as a barrister sole in 1991 and took silk in 1995.

From 1999 until 2014 Rodney was a judge of the High Court. For most of that time he served as a divisional member of the Court of Appeal and as a Commercial List Judge in charge of the Commercial List.

Throughout his legal career Rodney has contributed to the profession in various capacities. He was the co-convenor of the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Law Conference held in Auckland in 1990. He was a member of the Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association for 13 years and was President from 1996 until 1999. He was the President of the Legal Research Foundation for 7 years and was recently made a Fellow by the Foundation.

Rodney has completed the Bond University mediation course and since his retirement has practiced at Shortland Chambers as an arbitrator and mediator.