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Written by Keri Morris – Head of family Services

The Family Dispute Resolution Act 2013 is New Zealand’s first alternative dispute resolution (ADR) statute establishing a framework for the accreditation of specialist family mediators.  It also foreshadows a time when families will be required to attempt ADR before filing Court applications.

Written by Isabel Aldiss. Body talk is our intuition, the inner compass we need to guide and inform our actions although we can often choose not to listen to it and instead numb out. At the beginning of the burnout journey we can become slaves to our addiction of needing to show up for clients, taking on more cases than we necessarily need and armoring up to convince ourselves of invincibility.
Written by Samantha de Coning. As mediators we meet people when they are stuck in challenging situations which stretch their ability to be patient, reasonable and empathetic. Our role as mediators is to design processes which facilitate their capacity to participate in mediation and in this way to provide the opportunity for them to move forward. How we do this will depend on multiple factors and the relationship we are able to build with the parties.

Are you a recently separated father or male caregiver? Have you been through the family mediation process? What was your experience?

Have your say in this study being conducted by researchers at the University of Auckland.

About the study

The University of Auckland Law School is seeking male participants who have been to Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) in the past two years for a study that examines how men experience the FDR process.

At FairWay we recognise that there is a need to provide parties with a cost-effective and timely way to resolve their relationship property.
Embracing change

Denise Evans monthly ‘making of a mediator’ blog series is aimed at dispute resolution professionals. Each month, she explores different topics and share her own reflections as a mediator.

For too many of our New Zealand families and others in dispute, the wheels of justice turn slowly.

Updated 14 May 2020 


At FairWay, the wellbeing of our people and customers is a priority for us so we are continuing to closely monitor the official guidance around COVID-19. 
 

Alert Level 2 

At Alert Level 2, businesses are encouraged to use alternative ways of working if possible, so many of our FairWay team members will continue working home. Others will begin returning to the office from Monday 18 May.    

Written by Isabel Aldiss

Denise Evans monthly ‘making of a mediator’ blog series is aimed at dispute resolution professionals. Each month, she will explore different topics and share her own reflections as a mediator.