18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to registrar@buildingdisputestribunal.co.nz.

If you need to courier documents, please contact our Registry staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

He waka eke noa.

John Beech


Service: Adjudication

Area of Expertise: Residential Construction, Commercial and Industrial Construction, Infrastructure and Civil Works

John’s varied experiences as a party, counsel and arbitrator in numerous dispute resolution procedures have equipped him with a deep appreciation of disputing parties’ expectations, fears and feelings when engaged in dispute resolution.

Since the mid 1980s, principally as a litigation partner at Chapman Tripp but more recently as Special Counsel at Clayton Utz (Australia) and in in-house roles for RPS and Worley Parsons (in Australia) and Beca and Housing New Zealand, John has dealt with all manner of residential construction and major infrastructure issues.

He has appeared in numerous arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations as counsel, party to the dispute (as in-house counsel) and occasionally as sole arbitrator for various parties including Air New Zealand, Transit NZ, Landco, NZ Rail and Housing New Zealand.