As an experienced lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, Denise is passionate about finding the right option to help people resolve disputes while recognising individual needs.
Denise is the Client Director of FairWay’s commercial services which resolve disputes between businesses, families and individuals. She leads a team of talented dispute resolution professionals and is an avid supporter of their ongoing development. Our commercial services include iStudent Complaints, an independent resolution service for international students with financial and contractual disputes, and Building & Construction disputes, which resolves disputes between homeowners, builders and tradespeople.
Denise is firm believer in alternative dispute resolution, with over thirty years’ experience in the industry. She is committed to finding a way forward that maintains relationships and achieves the best outcome for all parties. She champions this as a thought-leader in dispute resolution industry and regularly publishes articles, facilitates training workshops and presents at conferences.
She has experience resolving disputes in a wide range of areas including employment, property, childcare, Trusts and estates, contractual and educational disagreements.
With a law degree, masters in conflict resolution and as a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, Denise says mediation, negotiation and litigation have always been part of her working life.