Important COVID-19 Update

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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.

Andrew Hazelton

LLB(Hons) | MSc (Construction Law) | F.A.M.I.N.Z.

Service: Adjudication, Arbitration, Mediation, Expert Determination, Early Neutral Evaluation

Area of Expertise: Residential Construction, Commercial and Industrial Construction, Infrastructure and Civil Works, Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Design

Andrew has over 25 years professional experience in construction and engineering law. He was admitted Barrister & Solicitor of New Zealand High Court in 1995 and a Solicitor Supreme Court of England & Wales 1990. He holds and MSc (Construction Law and Arbitration) from Kings College, London and is a Fellow of AMINZ, being awarded the Sir Ron Davison Award writing Award in the fellowship assessment programme of 2018.

Andrew was a founding member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand, Vice President (2014-2016) and President (2016-2018).
From 2003 to 2015 he was a Member of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and in that capacity sat as Chair of approximately 30 disciplinary appeals. In 2016 Engineering NZ awarded him the MacLean Citation for exceptional and distinguished service to the engineering profession.

Andrew was Honorary Solicitor to the New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (2002-2016) and is also qualified as an Accredited Decision Maker (Commissioner) under the Resource Management Act.