Bryan King

FDR Mediation | Voice of the Child | General Mediation | Family Law Arbitration | Family Law Arb-Med | Family Law Mediation | Elder Mediation

Bryan was in practice as a lawyer in Napier from 1988 to 2010. His legal practice was broad based and encompassed:

  • Commercial and property transactions
  • Strategic business advice
  • Succession planning
  • Childcare issues and child advocacy
  • Relationship property
  • Contested estates
  • Trusts and asset planning
  • Elder issues

For several years, Bryan was the Firm’s Managing Partner and Trust Account partner. He was also a Director of Lawlink.

At the end of 2010, Byran left legal practice and since then has operated his own Dispute Resolution practice. From February 2011 to July 2013, Bryan was contracted on a part time basis to the Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust as the Trust’s Transition Manager, assisting with the implementation of their Treaty settlement.

Bryan is an Accredited LEADR Panel Member. He is an Associate Member of the Arbitrator’s and Mediator’s Institute of New Zealand and has undertaken specific AMINZ training on the mediation of family disputes. He achieved a First Class pass in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) – Massey University and co-presented the nationwide NZLS CLE workshops on “FDR for Mediators” a prerequisite programme for NZLS accredited FDR Providers.

Bryan continues to hold a Barrister’s Practicing Certificate and can continue to take appointments as lawyer for child.

Bryan has completed over two hundred mediations, principally involving family disputes but including many commercial/ property based disputes. He has also arbitrated a number of disputes – including several “bespoke” arb-med processes.

LLB | GradDipBusStuds (Dispute Resolution)
Languages: English
Areas of Expertise:
  • Adolescent/Teenage Issues
  • Adult Family and Elder Care
  • Extended Family Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Multi-Generational Issues
  • Parenting/Care and Contact Issues
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Relationship Property
  • Relocation
  • Re-Partnered/Blended Family Issues
  • Separation
  • Wills and Estates
Experience with specific cultural, religious, ethnic, or gender groups:
  • Māori