Samantha de Coning

Head of Practice
FAMINZ (Mediation), BJuris, LLB, TEFL, GradDipBusStud (Dispute Resolution), AMINZ Family Dispute Resolution List
0800 77 44 20 | 027 200 4437
Building and construction disputes, Commercial and private disputes, Family dispute resolution (FDR), iStudent Complaints, Relationship Property

Samantha is Head of Practice at Fair Way. The focus of her role is on developing dispute resolution practice across Fair Way, as well as her own work as a mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator. 

Samantha is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), an accredited Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) provider and sits on the Ministry of Education Section 47 arbitration panel. She has a wealth of experience across a vast range of disputes including building and construction, commercial and private, education, care of children and relationship property matters. She has taught dispute resolution courses for both Massey University and AUT, regularly mentors and supports Fair Way’s practitioners and provides technical leadership to the wider team. 

As an FDR mediator, Samantha has a particular interest in family dynamics and the underlying role of the extended family. In her practice, she advocates exploring the individual needs of the children and parents so that the parties can find practical ways forward.

Samantha is key mediator and adjudicator in Fair Way’s iStudent Complaints service, working with education providers and international students.  She has a strong interest in training and education.

Promoting dispute resolution and mentoring new practitioners is a key passion for Samantha. As Head of Practice, she focuses on Fair Way’s dispute resolution practice and provides support and guidance to our team of Resolution Practitioners.