DEBORAH CLAPSHAW (BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) LLM FAMINZ

Qualifications


BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM Cambridge, FAMINZ
 

Career Summary2121

 
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer - Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet and Co, 1982 - 1988
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer - Mckenna and Co, Hong Kong, 1989-1991
  • Senior Associate - Simpson Grierson, 1992-1993
  • Consultant - Brookfields, 2000
  • Barrister specialising in mediation and facilitation from 1994
  • Member Human Rights Review Tribunal from 2003 to 2010
  • Lecturer in Dispute Resolution, Auckland University Law School 1994-2004

Appointments

 
  • Founding Member LEADR NZ 1993
  • Board Member and Chair LEADR NZ 1993-2004
  • Board Member LEADR 2013-2014
  • Convenor Auckland District Law Society Mediation Month Working Group 1998
  • NZLS Dispute Resolution Committee and Convenor, 1997-2001
  • AMINZ Disciplinary Committee since 2002
  • Human Rights Review Tribunal 2003- 2010
  • Auckland High Court Mediation Panel 2009
  • Family Court Review Reference Group 2011-2012
  • Real Estate Agents Authority, Complaints Assessment Committee  2013-2016
  • State Housing Appeal Authority Chair from 2013
  • Contractor Mediator for Employment disputes with MBIE

Professional Memberships

 
  • NZLS
  • ADLS
  • Fellow International Academy of Mediators
  • Advanced Mediation Panel of LEADR (now Resolution Institute) since 1998
  • Fellow and Mediation Panel Member AMINZ since 2002
  • Health and Disability Commissioner Mediation Panel 2004
  • Weathertight Homes Resolution Service Mediation Panel since 2003
  • Domain Names Commission Mediation Panel since 2005
  • Family Court appointed mediator
  • FDR provider on Fairway Resolution Panel
  • NZDRC Mediation Panels
  • MBIE Employment Mediator 

Dispute Resolution Training and Conferences

 
  • End Dispute Mediation workshop (Hong Kong) 1991
  • LEADR Mediation workshop 1993
  • Harvard Programme on Negotiation workshop 1996
  • Baruch Bush “Mediation as a Transformative Process” workshop 1997
  • CDR Associates Effective Dispute Management Systems Training Programme 1997
  • Public Conversations Project (Sally Roth) workshop 1997
  • LEADR “Personality, Mediation and Mediators” workshop 1998
  • Trillium Group & University of Melbourne Negotiation and ADR workshop 1999
  • LEADR Advanced Mediation workshop 2001
  • Bond University Mediation Masters Class 2003
  • CDR Associates Multi Party Mediation workshop 2004
  • Public sector Mediator Forum Judy Mares Dixon 2005
  • WHRS Mediator training with Gary Fitzpatrick 2005
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section Conference on the Golden State of ADR 2005
  • Ken Cloke Mediation workshop October 2006
  • Dr Turchin Workshop Psychology of Mediation and Negotiation 2006
  • Family Mediation workshop 2009
  • Robert Benjamin Masterclass 2011
  • Dr Sandra Fenton High conflict Personalities workshop 2011
  • Shoshana Faire Dealing with High Emotion workshop 2011
  • LEADR /IMI Cross Cultural workshop 2011
  • Powell and Quinn Neuro competency workshop 2012
  • Dr Fiona Howard Supervision workshop 2012
  • Family Dispute Resolution workshops 2014
  • Nina Harding Mediation Business Planning Workshop 2015
  • Allan Parker Negotiation workshop 2015
  • International Academy of Mediators Conference Harvard Boston 2006,
  • Portland Oregon 2007, London 2009 , Washington 2012, San Francisco 2015, Queenstown 2016.
  • LEADR and AMINZ Conferences in New Zealand and Australia over the past  20 years

Training

 
  • Trainer, coach and accreditation assessor for LEADR (now Resolution Institution) since 1995
  • Trainer and FDR Accreditation assessor AMINZ
  • Coach and mediation supervisor for government agencies and private individuals
  • CDR Workshop coach for the original Employment Mediators appointed under the ERA 2000
  • Trainer for Malaysian Government Mediators (2006)
  • Trainer with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission Delegation to business and government in the Cook Islands (2007)
  • Mediation trainer for law firms, the judiciary, local authorities and companies
 
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