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We were delighted to see that Pillars, a partner of FairWay's Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) service, received a gift from the New Zealand Government on the occasion of the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle this weekend.

FairWay Resolution Limited, New Zealand’s largest specialist dispute resolution and conflict management organisation, has promoted Denise Evans to the role of Principal, Dispute Resolution.

Each year FairWay participates in Privacy Week (7 – 11 May 2018), which is led by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

This year’s theme ‘From principles to practice’ was set by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. Embracing this theme, we looked at ways we could better put the privacy principles into practice.

FairWay is saying a fond farewell to one of our most experienced mediators, Jay Clarke. Jay joined FairWay initially as an ACC Reviewer, then became our first full time mediator and conciliator in March 2009. Over this time, Jay has helped countless individuals, business and organisations to resolve disputes.

FairWay’s Bill Rainey has published an article entitled ‘Collaborating with the Environment’ in the April 2018 edition of Resource Management Journal (RMJ) which is the official journal of the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand.

His article can be found on page 15 – 18.

Download the journal here.

As ANZAC Day approaches, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict and learning from mistakes of the past.

Telling people that you work in dispute resolution is a real conversation starter. They can immediately picture themselves or someone they know with a dispute. Whether it’s a toxic relationship, a frustrating complaint or an overwhelming disagreement, it’s easy to imagine the stress of that situation and the relief of having professional support to get things back on track.

What’s harder to imagine is how we do what we do. Generally, people can understand the concept of dispute resolution, but are a little bit unsure of what that entails.

What is conciliation and how does it differ from mediation?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conciliation ‘the action of mediating between two disputing people or groups.’ [1]

While this definition does portray the intention of conciliation, which is to work together to resolve issues, it is not strictly accurate as mediation and conciliation are different ways to resolve a dispute. While they both share many similar characteristics, the role of a conciliator is different to a meditator.

Written by Denise Evans

“Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.”
― Peter Krause

Not all agreements are equal - Jennifer Mahony shares lessons from a recent Employment Relations Authority case.