Professional Details

Chris LaHatte
Certified
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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7th Floor 276 Lambton Quay
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Wellington, 6143
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Chris has been a lawyer for more than 37 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.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2008    AMINZ Fellowship    Fellowship AMINZ
2007    Massey University    Master Management (Dispute Resolution)
2014    Law Society/Fairway Resolution    FDR Family mediation training 5 days

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

Professional Services

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

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.