Ben Vanderkolk

Resolution Practitioner
0800 77 44 08
Manawatu - Whanganui, Wellington
Commercial rent and leases, Commercial and private disputes

With over three decades of litigation, prosecution and dispute resolution experience, Ben has been regarded by his peers as highly skilled, impartial and independent. With a reputable history of practising law, Ben is a devoted lawyer who makes clients feel at ease with him by their side. 
As an ADR practitioner Ben understands people’s needs when in dispute and understands their wish to resolve them. He is an active and lateral thinker, approaching each case with the aim of bettering the position of the parties to a dispute beyond what they could have achieved for themselves. Above all, Ben is curious about the reasons for disputes and is interested in the relationships of people in dispute as a way to resolve them. 
Ben has instructed, briefed, examined in chief, or cross-examined expert witnesses in more than 40 distinct areas of expertise. He has also participated in many civil commercial negotiations, dispute resolutions and mediations - involving multiple parties and witnesses. 
His areas of interest are: company and commercial issues, relationship property, trusts and estates, including rural and SME. Ben was admitted as a Fellow of AMINZ in arbitration in 2016. 

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