Author(s): Grant Morris; Annabel Shaw
Mediation in New Zealand is a significant new text which is designed to be specifically relevant to New Zealand s mediation professionals, academics, and students. In achieving this objective, authors Grant Morris and Annabel Shaw explore New Zealand s mediation landscape from four different, but interconnected perspectives. The first six chapters examine New Zealand mediation s historical and theoretical context. Chapters 7 to 9 provide a skills-based analysis of mediation practice, and provide practical advice for mediators and mediation advocates. This is followed in chapters 10 to 13 by a systematic overview of prominent mediation specialist areas (including the first evidence-based analysis of commercial mediation in New Zealand). The final chapters examine professional issues relating to mediation, such as accreditation, confidentiality, and the rise of online dispute resolution. These features of Mediation in New Zealand ensure that the book will be a standard reference work for professional mediators, lawyers representing clients in mediation, parties to mediation, professionals who have some engagement with mediation, academics, law and ADR students, and those seeking to become accredited mediators.