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.

John Beech

LLB

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.