Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We also want to reassure you that we continue to be fully operational and that we will continue to provide our full suite of dispute resolution services during this time.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, this is in many ways business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our case management staff, mediators, arbitrators, and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

We have developed a range of FAQs for FDR Mediation which cover the questions we are being asked most often – read them here. These have been updated to include guidelines for shared care under Alert Level 3. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Customer Service Charter

Our customer service charter sets out the standards we expect of ourselves in providing you with fair, prompt and cost effective dispute resolution and conflict management services.

our commitment to you

We are committed to:

  • providing our services with honesty and integrity at all times;
  • being ethical and professional in all our actions and decisions;
  • providing you with clear information so that you can understand your options;
  • listening to you courteously and with respect;
  • responding to your enquiries promptly;
  • providing highly efficient, consistent and professional services;
  • maintaining independent panels of arbitrators, mediators, counsellors and other experts who are experienced, respected and recognised as leaders in family and relationship matters; and
  • continually striving to deliver New Zealand’s most reliable, independent, nationwide dispute resolution services.

what we ask of you

In return, we ask that you help us to maintain our standards by:

  • ensuring all information provided to us is accurate and up to date;
  • updating any information provided to us as and when necessary;
  • carefully reading any information we provide to you;
  • asking us if you are unsure about anything relating to our services;
  • letting us know promptly if you have particular concerns or requirements that are relevant to the services we provide to you;
  • giving us feedback and suggestions if you think there is anything we could be doing better; and
  • treating all of our people with respect and courtesy, they really are doing their best to provide you with assistance.


We are always grateful for your feedback on our people and services. This is invaluable to help us to continually improve our services.

If you would like to provide us with any feedback, please complete our online form below.

Feedback Form