ChanceryGreen partners and staff are experienced in facilitating alternative dispute resolution (ADR, often now referred to simply as ‘dispute resolution’). We regularly act for clients in mediation and facilitated discussion of resource consent appeals and plan change proceedings. We also facilitate consultation workshops, multi-disciplinary expert symposia and other ADR processes.

Due to our extensive experience and expertise, we ensure ADR processes are as effective as possible: often avoiding the need for, or refining issues at, hearing.

Members of our team are qualified by the Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR) and the Ministry for the Environment. We also have experience in tikanga and mātauranga Maori, which can assist processes involving cultural issues or iwi or hapu participants.

In addition to assisting clients to navigate ADR processes, ChanceryGreen has been engaged on a number of occasions by the Environmental Protection Authority to facilitate processes. This has included facilitating:

  • public and cultural consultation for the NZ King Salmon Board of Inquiry process
  • submitter discussions for the Ara Tūhono – Puhoi to Warkworth Board of Inquiry
  • expert conferencing and cultural submitter discussions for the Special Tribunal hearing the application for a Water Conservation Order for Te Waikoropupū Springs

For further information on our facilitation expertise, and how we can assist you with facilitation, please contact us.