Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.


Confidentiality of proceedings is one of the hallmarks and major advantages of arbitration. However, the practice to date has been for all arbitration appeals to go to the High Court and thus lose their confidentiality. The AMINZ Arbitration Appeal Tribunal provides for efficient, confidential and high quality resolution of appeals from arbitration awards on questions of law. It offers parties an alternative to taking an appeal to the High Court, and will thereby preserve confidentiality of arbitration proceedings.

A significant amount of work has gone into establishing the Tribunal including creating the AAT Rules, the Constitution of the AMINZ Arbitration Committee, a Schedule of Fees, Costs and Expenses of the AAT Tribunal and defining the admission criteria for Arbitration Appeal Panel members. The Rules were drafted by a Drafting Committee comprising Sir Ian Barker QC, Hon Robert Fisher QC, Sherwyn Williams and Derek Firth MNZM.

Click here to download a copy of the rules of the AMINZ Arbitration Appeal Tribunal Rules.

Click here to download the AMINZ Arbitration Appeal Tribunal Schedule of Fees.