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.

Dr Anna Kirk

PhD | LLB(hons) | BA | FAMINZ (Arb) | FCIArb

Service: Adjudication, Arbitration

Area of Expertise: Commercial and Industrial Construction

Anna is a commercial barrister at Bankside Chambers, specialising in arbitration. She has extensive arbitration experience in New Zealand and in London, where she practised in the arbitration group of a leading international law firm.

Anna has been at Bankside Chambers for the past seven years, initially working alongside Sir David Williams QC (New Zealand’s leading international arbitrator) before establishing her own practice. Anna’s experience covers a wide range of commercial disputes (including claims in contract, tort and equity) across many different industries and sectors, including construction, energy, mining and finance.

Anna is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She publishes widely on arbitration, including being a contributing author to New Zealand’s leading arbitration text, Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration. Anna has a PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge and holds an LLB(Hons) and BA from the University of Waikato. Anna teaches an LLM course at the University of Auckland in International Arbitration.

Anna was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2000 and as solicitor in England/Wales in 2008.