Chris Pickering is Client Manager for Commercial Services at Fair Way and is based in Auckland.
As Client Manager, Chris works closely with our team of Resolution Coordinators and Resolution Practitioners across a portfolio of services which includes Fair Way’s building and construction, commercial and private, financial, education and workplace dispute resolution services.
Chris comes from a legal background specialising in litigation and dispute resolution (with an emphasis on employment). Having grown up on a farm near Cambridge, Chris moved to Wellington to study law & arts before beginning his professional career at Police National Headquarters, and following admission as a barrister and solicitor, a litigation role at a law firm in Auckland.
Chris spent more than ten years working in the UK, with varied roles across central and local government and the Commission for Racial Equality (a non-government organisation). By the time he left the UK in 2016, he was managing a large litigation team at a legal practice in East London. On returning to NZ, he first worked for a QC, then at an employment specialist law firm before joining Fair Way in late 2017.
Chris has been admitted as a solicitor in New Zealand and England, and is an Associate Member of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).