18 August 2021 | COVID Update


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to casemanager@fdrc.co.nz

If you need to courier documents, please contact our case management staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

For updated guidance from the Ministry of Justice on shared care of children during COVID-19 alert levels please click here

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Kirsty Swadling

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

Kirsty has been a lawyer for over 30 years, specialising in Family Law since 2004. After regularly using mediation to achieve resolution of clients’ disputes in a wide variety of fields, Kirsty trained as a mediator have been mediating since 2009. She trained and experienced in Collaborative Separation, a process designed for parties to resolve their disputes without using Court proceedings. Kirsty is also available as an arbitrator.

Kirsty regularly undertake appointments as lawyer for child for the Family Court as well as Hague Convention appointments and appointments as lawyer for subject person in PPPR matters.

She is currently chair of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society (2017-

Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise:
  • Adult Family and Elder Care
  • 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:
  • Chinese
  • Protestant