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FDR mediation assists parents to focus on the needs of their children and their underlying interests

Funded mediation and arbitration service now available

FairWay is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Ministry of Justice to provide dispute resolution services for commercial rent and lease disputes.

Starting from 25 September 2020, arbitration and mediation are now funded as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response.

Updated 31 August

While at Alert Level 2 all FairWay services remain open.

Alert Level 2

While we are at Alert Level 2, we ask any visitors to the FairWay office to be mindful of the public health requirements.

Please keep a record of your visit Practice good hygiene Maintain physical distancing If you’re unwell, please stay home.

Upcoming events

At Alert Level 2, we continue to make use of videoconference or online meeting arrangements.

Written by Keri Morris and Chris LaHatte for LawTalk

FairWay’s Keri Morris and Chris LaHatte have published an article on methods for resolving polyamorous disputes in the August 2020 edition of LawTalk. LawTalk is the official magazine of the New Zealand Law Society.

Updated 17 August 2020

Our team of five million is being asked, once again, to play our part to stamp out community transmission of COVID-19. Auckland is currently at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country is at Alert Level 2

Welcome to the Independent - FairWay's dispute resolution newsletter.

Written by Helen Clarke

Frequently an apology is part of the mediations and facilitations I am involved in. The giving of an apology can stumble if it is viewed solely in the legal realm – based more on a market transaction and less on a moral action. A genuine apology becomes part of both parties’ shared history and provides opportunities for their shared and/or separate futures.1

Written by Grant Longden

We started the last financial year by setting ourselves a big challenge – reimagining our core case management system.

Each year, FairWay handles thousands of disputes and behind every dispute, lies our case management systems. These systems support our people to do the work we do every day and they enable us to effectively deliver our services to many New Zealanders. They are at the core of everything we do.  

Written by Chris Pickering

In any building project, there are many moving parts. All it takes is one issue for the whole project to be put on hold, resulting in consequences for everyone involved.

Written by Richard Binner

New Zealand’s team of five million achieved a feat envied by many other nations - quashing the spread of coronavirus within our shores. This did not come without sacrifices. While we put aside many of our usual liberties for the greater good, the flip side of the coin was economic turmoil.