Mediation Services New Zealand Limited

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General Information

  • Official name: Mediation Services New Zealand Limited
  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Hamilton
  • Type of organization: Private organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Disputes regarding Contract/Commercial - Division of Relationship Property - Employment Relations.


Welcome to the Revolution

It's a small, but growing, revolution where people are settling their legal disputes without resorting to expensive and time-consuming litigation. Businesses and individuals are often faced with the dilemma of attempting to settle legal disputes through legal action at huge cost, or to just give up and mitigate their losses. This system denies access to justice for all but the very rich. It doesn't have to be this way.

There is a solution

Mediation offers the chance for swift, confidential and inexpensive dispute resolution in:

  • Contract/Commercial
  • Division of Relationship Property
  • Employment Relations

The Mediator

In this role the mediator is a neutral third party trained to facilitate discussion between disputing parties. The mediation process is designed to encourage the parties to create their own unique mutually-beneficial solutions to the problem. A mediator does not give legal advice or marriage counseling and does not impose decisions upon the parties.

Through the mediation process, the needs and interests of both parties are explored and various options for resolving the problems are evaluated and agreed upon. All agreed terms are subsequently written up as a contractual agreement, which once signed by both parties, is a legally binding document.

Mediation Advocate

In this role the advocate acts for one party offering support and advice and speaking on behalf of that party if and when required during mediation. The mediation advocate ensures that their party understands any proposals made and helps their client evaluate the long-term ramifications of agreeing to any terms. The advocate also offers advice and emotional support, as well as actively advocating for their party to ensure that they receive the best possible outcome. The advocate is familiar with the mediation process and can help the party to objectively evaluate the terms of an agreement.


A negotiator actively negotiates a commercial or employment agreement on behalf of their client, usually in the absence of the client. Prior to the negotiation, the negotiator holds an in depth discussion with their client and discusses the full range of desired outcomes. The negotiator then strenuously negotiates with the other party to achieve the optimal result.


As Barrister, all court documents are prepared and filed on behalf of the applicant/respondent or plaintiff/defendant. Appearances are subsequently made in the relevant civil, employment or family jurisdiction.


PO Box 24236, Hamilton 3253 – New Zealand

Tel: 027-459-3375


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