New Zealand’s 10 Leading Mediators

New Zealand's 10 Leading Mediators 2

New Zealand's 10 Leading Mediators 3

New Zealand's 10 Leading Mediators 4Just as the wheels of justice grind slowly – and expensively – the growth of mediation as a fast and less expensive method of obtaining satisfaction for disputes has grown rapidly.


So too have been the number of lawyers and others who have entered the ‘mediation market’ seeking to play role in disputes that range from neighbourhood fence issues to global commercial and civil disputes.

Even at a global political level, mediators are playing an increasing role with our Number 1 mediator, Warren Sowerby, having advised the United Nations on the use of mediator as a dispute resolution mechanism.

Although New Zealand does not have a general mediation statute, mediation is incorporated into over 60 statutes and has grown rapidly as a faster and less expensive means of resolving disputes than the Courts which can refer matters to mediation or various tribunals.  

Access to state-managed mediation services is simple and inexpensive, although top-level mediators can readily charge up to and more than $10,000 a day for their services. 

We have identified the top 10 mediation stars as part of the LawFuel Power List.

Warren SowerbyNo. 1Read MoreGeoff SharpNo. 2Click HereRobert FisherNo. 3Click HereTony LendrumNo. 4Click HereGrant AllanNo. 5Click HereRoyden HindleNo. 6Click HereDeborah ClapshawNo. 6Click HereMaria DewNo. 8Click HerePaul SillsNo. 9Click HereDavid ClarkNo. 10Click Here


Warren Sowerby


Geoff Sharp


Robert Fisher QC


Tony Lendrum


Grant Allan


Royden Hindle


Deborah Clapshaw


Maria Dew QC


Paul Sills


David Clark

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1 thought on “New Zealand’s 10 Leading Mediators”

  1. So where do the Mediators who work for MBIE come? Reason I ask is that they are the ones the Employment relations Authority direct Employers to when an employment dispute is raised, but if they don’t make your list are Employers being sold short by the system?

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