Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Premium MemberCertified Online MediatorCertified Mediator

Chris LaHatte

Chris has been a lawyer for more than 40 years. He
qualified at the University of Auckland, and was admitted to the
Bar in 1978. He later obtained a Masters degree in Dispute
Resolution from Massey University. He has practiced as a
barrister in New Zealand and other countries.

Chris has a diverse
legal background and has appeared in all levels of courts and
tribunals in New Zealand. He has had cases reported in official
law reports and published many articles in legal journals. He has
also acted as a lawyer for clients in many mediations, and acted
as a mediator. As well as internet issues, he has a particular
interest in construction and building law and is a member of the
panel of Construction Adjudicators and he is also on the Panel of
Mediators held by the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New
Zealand. He is a Fellow of the Institute in Mediation and
Arbitration. He is a Family Mediator for Care of Children mediations certified by the New Zealand Law Society. Chris has presented seminars for the New Zealand and
Auckland Law Societies, AMINZ and for publishers such as
LexisNexis. He is an editor for Brookers District Court Procedure
in New Zealand. Chris is also a Costs Assessor and Mediator for
the New Zealand Law Society.

Chris is a member of the
International Ombudsman Association and an individual member of
the International Ombudsman Institute. He has published papers on
Ombudsman issues in New Zealand Lawyer and in the International
Ombudsman Association Journal.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Professional Fees
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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