From Anecdote to Evidence: The New Zealand Commercial Mediation Market

22:1 NZ Business Law Quarterly 10-30

20 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2017

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Grant Hamilton Morris

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Mediation is regularly used to resolve commercial disputes in New Zealand. There has been no empirical data revealing the nature of our commercial mediation market, unlike other areas of mediation. This article is based on a research project which surveyed and interviewed commercial mediators. The findings reveal the nature of the market for the first time and move scholarship in this area from anecdote to evidence. Despite the important role that commercial mediation plays in New Zealand’s legal system, the market is relatively small and dominated by a tiny group of practitioners. The mediation profession’s key focus should be on growing the market rather than on trying to carve the existing market up into small slices.

Keywords: Mediation, Commercial, New Zealand

JEL Classification: J52, K22, K49

Suggested Citation

Morris, Grant Hamilton, From Anecdote to Evidence: The New Zealand Commercial Mediation Market (2016). 22:1 NZ Business Law Quarterly 10-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2923901

Grant Hamilton Morris (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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