Nigel Dunlop's Reputation

Nigel's reputation for competence and integrity are illustrated by his being:

  •  a past President of the Canterbury District Law Society and Council member of the NZ Law Society
  •  appointed to the Mental Health Review Tribunal by successive Ministers of Health since 1992
  •  appointed to the International Education Review Panel by 2 Secretaries for Education
  •  appointed by a Retirement Commissioner to the panel of adjudicators under the Retirement Villages Act
  • the Chair of the Complaints Committee of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)
  •  appointed to many mediation panels, including those of the Family Court, Health and Disability Commissioner and Domain Name Commission.

Mediation Reputation

"Nigel Dunlop's presentation at the 2010 conference of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand on the psychological traits which affect the way people negotiate, was one of the best presentations of any description that I have heard at the many international conferences I have attended throughout my long career as a commercial mediator. If I needed a mediator I would choose Nigel Dunlop"

Sir Laurence Street, former Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales and pre-eminent Australian mediator.

"I really cannot adequately convey my gratitude to you for facilitating this process for my family – it simply overwhelms me that we can move on with some certainty"

"Excellent result for client, well managed and organised mediation – very professional. Nigel, well done and thanks."


"Nigel – you have an excellent manner. You are well-informed, ably professional and I felt you were and would be able to cope with most situations. Many thanks Nigel it was the best outcome for all given the circumstances and will enable closure and healing eventually."


"Many thanks for keeping the meeting at a level I could cope with. [The other party] is a very dominating personality and I was very nervous he would dissolve me to tears, and I am sure that was his plan but you seemed to sense when it was getting heavy and brought it back to calm. Thanks."


"... this was a good example of mediation providing a solution to an intractable problem."


"Client was very happy with the result, probably the best guide for a successful and well run mediation."


"...your professionalism and skill [assisted] us to wind up [the estate]...We can now ensure permanent healing of the wounds suffered, lay the past to rest and move forward to a better future. Thank you Nigel."


"...calm yet firm guidance of the parties."

"... the ability to get to the nub of the issues."

"...impartiality, objectivity, fairness."