Frustrated by coronavirus? Arbitration could be the answer
Lauren Lindsay, a Fellow of AMINZ and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, considers the impact of Covid-19 on the New Zealand court system. Legal practitioners in New Zealand are facing an unprecedented situation with limited access to courts for non time-critical commercial disputes. Now is the time to consider arbitrating your dispute. Lauren considers arbitration for urgent disputes and identifies the ways in which arbitration is inherently flexible and can be adapted to the parties’ needs. The article also provides a basic overview of the nature of arbitration as method of dispute resolution, what disputes can be arbitrated and a checklist when drafting your arbitration agreement. For more information about whether arbitration is suitable for your dispute or advice on your dispute resolution clause, please contact Lauren directly at [email protected] or + 64 21 0865 2815.
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