Denise Evans

Denise Evans

Since completing the LEADR course in the early 1990s, Denise Evans has been involved in many mediations which have involved Employment, Commercial Property, Relationship Property, Protection of Personal and Property Rights, Children’s care and contact, Shareholder disputes, Trust and Estate matters. She has also been appointed by the Family Court initially as Counsel to assist under the Guardianship Act 1968 and latterly under the Care of Children Act to conduct family meetings/mediation.

She is a tutor in Massey University’s Dispute Resolution programme and has presented at a number of conferences and training workshops for new mediators.

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Articles and Video:

Kickboxing Provides a Lesson for Mediators (03/02/19)
There are three aspects of being, which the martial arts aim to develop: Body, Mind, and Spirit. This article draws the parallels between these concepts in kickboxing and mediation.

Lest We Forget (07/06/18)
After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.

Doing Commerce Requires Relationship: Why Relationship is an Important Part of Commercial Dispute Resolution (09/09/16)
Commerce is a relationship activity – it makes no sense if mediators fail to address relationship in resolving commercial disputes.

What Can Mediators Learn from Einstein? (03/26/16)
Mediators have much to learn from scientists’ way beyond understanding the neuroscience which impacts on how individuals in conflict might behave as a result of the external pressures in their lives.

Framework for Mediators to Engage Parties in Mediation (12/18/15)
Almost all mediations start with the parties being very positional and sometimes we may think that the positions between the parties are so stark that there is no prospect of matters being resolved at mediation.

Would Mediation Help Resolve the Dispute Between Taranaki and Tongariro? (06/01/15)
The article is about what if ?mediation had been an option in Maori legend as a metaphor for disputes between family members.