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.

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Ian Nosworthy

Ian Nosworthy

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation

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Ian Nosworthy is an experienced barrister, arbitrator and mediator from South Australia, who practices nationally and internationally in litigation, arbitration and mediation, particularly in construction, engineering, commercial and insurance disputes.

He is a past President of IAMA of which he is a Life Fellow. He is a grade one arbitrator and a Nationally Accredited Mediator, a fellow of CIArb and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is the Treasurer of the Law Council of Australia’s Business Law Section and Deputy Chairman of its Construction Law Committee.

He has been involved in major litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert determination for the last 30 years, and is the Senior Partner of Nosworthy Partners in Adelaide.

He has written and spoken widely nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous published papers.