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.

Nic Scampion

Service: Mediation

Area of Expertise:

Nic is a barrister, practising in civil and commercial litigation and employment law.

He practises from Shortland Chambers in Auckland and is an associate member of Tanfield Chambers in London.

Nic is an accredited (CEDR) mediator. (CEDR is the largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world and the leading independent commercial ADR provider in Europe. CEDR accreditation is “internationally recognised as the standard of excellence” and “is widely thought to be the best in the world”.)

He has been mediating disputes since 2008, successfully mediating disputes in the UK and in New Zealand, including commercial disputes, employment disputes, property disputes, allegations of professional negligence, professional complaints against lawyers, and professional complaints between lawyers. He has been recognised for his mediation work.

Nic also has extensive trial experience as an advocate. He has acted for and provided strategic advice to clients – including leading companies in New Zealand and the UK – on a wide-range of issues and disputes and has represented clients in many courts and tribunals, often in long and complex cases.