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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Nigel Dunlop

Family Law Arbitration | Family Law Arb-Med | Family Law Mediation | FDR Mediation | General Mediation

Nigel is a barrister who practised family law for 30 years. He was appointed by the Family Court as lawyer to represent children in hundreds of cases. Nigel was an advocate in the Youth Court for many years, as well as practising criminal law. Nowadays he sits on a range of statutory complaint, adjudication and appeal bodies, being appointed amongst others by the Governor General and Minister of Health.

Nigel has mediated some 700 disputes of many kinds involving thousands of parties. He is the author of the online module about Family Dispute Resolution for a major legal publisher. He has had many articles about Family Dispute Resolution published in legal journals. He was involved in the training of mediators in readiness for the advent of Family Dispute Resolution, and appeared before the Justice select committee to give evidence about Family Dispute Resolution.

Nigel is accredited for FDR by all three credentialing agencies.

Languages: English
Areas of Expertise:
  • Adolescent/Teenage Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Extended Family Issues
  • Illness and Disabilities
  • Multi-Cultural Relationships
  • 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:
  • Catholic
  • Chinese
  • Fijian
  • Fijian Indian
  • Gay
  • Hindu
  • Indian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Lesbian
  • Muslim
  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Pentecostal
  • Protestant
  • Samoan
  • Tongan