Important COVID-19 Update: specialist service launched for commercial lease disputes

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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.

Polly Pope

LLB (Hons)

Service: Arbitration

Area of Expertise: Bankruptcy and Liquidation, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Commercial, Consumer, Financial Services, Franchising

Polly Pope (LLB(Hons), MIR) is a commercial disputes partner in the Auckland office of Russell McVeagh, with nearly two decades of experience in high stakes commercial disputes.

Polly is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, a member of the Society for Construction Law and a member of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand. She is a member of the faculty of the New Zealand Law Society’s Litigation Skills Course and a Council Member of the Legal Research Foundation.

Polly edits the arbitration chapters of Sim’s Court Practice (LexisNexis), is a co-author of the Laws of New Zealand volume on Consumer Credit, and regularly speaks and writes on topics related to construction, insolvency, and financial disputes.