Important COVID-19 Update


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.

Nigel Dunlop

Nigel Dunlop


Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Mediation

Area of Expertise: Property and Property Planning, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Other

Nigel Dunlop is a barrister with 40 years of legal experience whose past specialties included family and criminal law. 

Additionally he sits on a number of statutory tribunals, investigates complaints, and arbitrates disputes.

Nigel has been trained in mediation since 1993 by international experts.

He has conducted well in excess of 500 mediations involving almost 3000 hours of mediation. These mediations have resulted in a 93% settlement rate.

The subject matter of these mediations has been wide ranging, including civil/commercial, health and disability, domain names and family.

Nigel is an accredited mediator with AMINZ, LEADR and the NZ Law Society. He is a member of many mediation panels, including those established by the Department of Building, Innovation and Employment, Health and Disability Commissioner, Family Court, and Domain Name Commission.

Nigel holds tribunal appointments from the Minister of Health, Retirement Commissioner, and Secretary for Education.

He has conducted investigations for the NZ Defence Force, NZ Police, Ministry of Education, Auckland Council and University of Otago.

He is a past President of the Canterbury District Law Society and Council Member of the NZ Law Society.

He chairs the Complaints Committee of AMINZ.