NZDRC is a private company and is the leading independent, nationwide provider of private commercial, family and relationship dispute resolution services in New Zealand.
NZDRC’s private dispute resolution service was established to give parties to civil and commercial disputes the widest capacity to adopt dispute resolution processes that are private, fair, prompt and cost effective and which will provide a proportionate response to the amounts at issue and the complexity of the issues involved.
Our extensive knowledge and experience of the design and implementation of dispute resolution processes enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the community’s needs and to constantly deliver sound and commercially relevant advice on dispute resolution procedures and options and innovative and effective dispute resolution services.
NZDRC is committed to providing fair, prompt, proportionate and cost effective dispute resolution services for parties involved in all civil and commercial disputes. In pursuit of that goal, NZDRC has developed a range of unique, innovative and fully administered conflict management and dispute resolution services including:
Expedited Commercial Arbitration;
Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration
Early Neutral Evaluation;
Domestic and International Mediation;
Conflict Management Audits, Coaching, Systems and Strategies; and,
Directory of Experts and Support Services.
NZDRC provides its dispute resolution services domestically throughout New Zealand and overseas.
NZDRC employs five persons including a qualified lawyer in its offices to provide an efficient, comprehensive and professional case management service, to ensure the prompt and effective delivery of its services, and to guide and support parties to its dispute resolution services.
NZDRC focuses on informing and educating parties and their advisers about dispute resolution processes so that they may make informed decisions about the dispute resolution options that are available to them. NZDRC provides free of charge 24/7 access to its comprehensive website at www.nzdrc.co.nz. Parties and their advisers can obtain all the information that they need to understand and participate effectively in the various dispute resolution procedures that NZDRC provides from our website. They can also access all the convenient on-line application forms necessary for referring a dispute to NZDRC (whether the parties have agreed on the service provider or whether they require NZDRC to make the appointment), legislation, up to date case law and other information relevant to the private resolution of civil and commercial disputes.
Uncertainty about the cost of having disputes resolved has often prevented many people from recovering monies that they are properly entitled to and reluctant payers have used that situation to their advantage. To redress that situation, NZDRC provides fixed fee mediation services and fixed fee arbitration services for low value claims of low complexity. This ensures that the cost of having a low value claim resolved by an experienced professional is not disproportionate to the amount in dispute.
NZDRC maintains Panels of highly skilled and respected Adjudicators, Arbitrators, Mediators, Experts and Neutral Evaluators who are experienced in the resolution of commercial and family & relationship disputes.
NZDRC’s comprehensive fully administered dispute resolution services start at this very website which has been constructed and developed to provide parties and their advisers (and our panelists) with 24/7 access to information about dispute resolution processes, relevant legislation, judgments from NZ and overseas courts, learned articles, NZDRC’s respected quarterly publication: ReSolution®, and much, much more.
NZDRC also provides advice, information, support and guidance to parties and their advisers during normal business hours through the offices of its experienced and professional Registrars.
NZDRC is committed to educating industry, commerce, the legal profession and the community through its education and seminar programme. Details of upcoming seminars and webinars will be posted on the website from time to time with links from the home page.