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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.

Reflections on a mediation during the COVID-19 lockdown.

During the unprecedented world of COVID-19, we all must adapt in innumerable ways.  Mediation can and does do this. I was asked to mediate a matter on an urgent basis on day two of lockdown. It was a moment when I was able to directly observe the magic of mediation in practice and the agility of FairWay Resolution Limited.
 

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In this article Senior Resolution Practitioner Samantha de Coning looks at what transitioning to our ‘New Normal’ means for mediators and parties to a mediation.

Updated 28 April 2020 

FairWay remains open for business at Alert Level 3.  

Since the initial lockdown, the FairWay team have been working from home and delivering services through our virtual office. 

What does a virtual office mean? 

As ANZAC Day 2020 approaches, it will be an historic day as we stand at dawn in our locked down bubbles listening to the radio.  In light of this historic event FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid decided to reprise an article they wrote in 2018,  exploring again the themes of war, conflict and learning from mistakes of past during the current pandemic.

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.

Anyone can do a course and learn the skills required to become an accredited mediator however it takes much more than that to really become a mediator.  One of the most fundamental ingredients of becoming and being a mediator is that you have to truly know yourself.

Case studies are a great opportunity to learn. In this case study, after a two-year delay, the design and contract for a building project were no longer fit for purpose. FairWay was approached by the builder, who had incurred significant additional costs during the building project.

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Written by Chris Pickering

The Trusts Act 2019 is the first major overhaul of NZ trust law in generations, replacing the 1956 Act. The stated purpose of the Act is to restate and reform New Zealand trust law by—