What's new

FairWay Resolution will be a nationwide Supplier of Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) services when the Family Court Reforms take effect on 31 March 2014. FairWay is proud to be a supplier of this important mediation service that will help separated families resolve their parenting arrangements without needing to go to court. We strongly support the government’s aim to help families settle their own disputes out of court as it will result in better outcomes for parents and their children.

18 December 2013

FairWay Resolution Limited (FairWay) shareholding Minister, Judith Collins, has announced the appointment of two new directors of the Crown-owned company*. The directors are Mr Daniel Nakhle and Mr Mark Sandelin.

"FairWay is at a crucial stage of development seeking to broaden its business base for its conflict management services, " says Ms Collins.

"With this wider strategy in mind, the appointment of Mr Nakhle and Mr Sandelin will add significant value to FairWay's competitive position.

FairWay Resolution has announced that ex-mayor of Kapiti Coast District Council - Jenny Rowan, has joined the Crown-owned company* as Business Director - Local Government & Environment.

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* Please note from July 2017 FairWay Resolution is an independent, employee-owned company.


FairWay Resolution launched its dynamic case management system for staff earlier this week after a year of development with its technology partner, Resolve. A portal offering ACC review applicants, their representatives and ACC staff access to the case management system will be made available in the New Year.

Triage: from the hospital to the contact centre

Used in hospitals the world over to get patients the appropriate level of care for the severity of their illness or injury, the triage process can also be used in the customer service context to better manage complaints. Eleanor Reader reports.

We are often asked what is different about Family Dispute Resolution. The answer is - that it is the only dispute resolution where an ongoing relationship is inevitable.

FairWay Resolution's submission on the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill.

Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill.pdf

A group of specialised complaint handling organisations, including FairWay, have developed resources for teaching the language of complaint to new speakers of English.

These resources can be viewed here:

A paper presented by Anne Scragg, Practice Director Professional Excellence and Innovation at DRSL, to the AMINZ/IAMA Conference 2013

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28 November 2011

FairWay (formerly DRSL) has won a New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation (NZBEF) Achievement award. The NZBEF awards are the only awards in New Zealand which are fully aligned to the internationally respected US Baldrige criteria.