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Written by Will Story

Trusts are woven into the fabric of New Zealand society. New Zealand has per capita one of the highest number of Trusts in the southern hemisphere.

Written by Keri Morris

The independent report Te Taniwha I Te Ao Ture-ā-Whānau released this week which outlines the experiences of 36 people through the family court process is not dissimilar from the findings in Te Korowai Ture ā-Whānau, written by the Independent Panel who examined the 2014 family justice reforms in May 2019. 

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

The arrival of winter signals the seasonal adjustment to our routines. Add to this the fall out and resounding economic uncertainty COVID-19 has delivered there is no doubt Winter 2020 will test our mental resilience, our empathy and our compassion, in ways we may not have experienced before.

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.

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.