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After separation, it can be hard to continue parenting together. But what if you never parented together to begin with? In this case study, an FDR mediator assists parents to make a start.

Fair Way Resolution Limited, New Zealand’s specialist dispute resolution and conflict management organisation, has promoted Samantha de Coning to the role of Head of Practice.

Written by Will Story for the Family Advocate, Autumn 2021

On 30 January 2021, the Trusts Act 2019 (the Act) came into effect. This overdue overhaul of the workings of the old Trustee Act 1956 has been widely commented on by trust lawyers and there is a wealth of material to digest on the topic if you are light on some bedtime reading!

Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand will return to Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March. This will be reviewed again during the course of the week.

Fair Way services 

All our services remain open  You can continue to get in touch with our team as usual – by phone and email.

Scheduled face to face events in Auckland 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. These Alert Levels came into effect from 6am on Sunday 28 February and will be in place for 7 days. 

Fair Way services 

Fair Way’s Keri Morris was interviewed for this article on coparenting after separation which featured on Stuff and in the Dominion Post’s Your Weekend magazine recently.

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February, Auckland will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and the rest of the country will be at Alert Level 1. This will be reviewed again on Monday 22 February.

Fair Way services 

All our services remain open  You can continue to get in touch with our team as usual – by phone and email.

Scheduled face to face events   

Auckland 

Written by Keri Morris

The Christmas break allows us time to reflect and hopefully start the New Year refreshed. With Waitangi Day almost upon us, I’d like to share a theme of my reflection over the last few months, which is the beauty and power of collaboration.

There is so much depth in this whakataukī written by Kūkupa Tirikatene

E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi ki te raranga i te whāriki kia mōhio tātou ki a tātou.

Written by Chris LaHatte, re-published with permission from his blog http://www.lahatte.lawyer/blog

My first blog post for 2021 discusses a case where my goal of tailored dispute resolution becomes clearer because of the way in which this case has obviously been a financial disaster for the parties. I have quoted the opening paragraph from President Kós from the Court of Appeal.

Preston v Preston [2020] NZCA 679