David Hurley LLM is a mediator with the Department of Labour based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been full time in dispute resolution since 1991 formerly as a Member of the Employment Tribunal (mediations and adjudications) but has been focussed on mediations since 2000. Whilst mainly involved in employment matters he has also mediated family and commercial cases and for the Waitangi Tribunal. The last involved an intra-cultural case that he co-presented to the then SPIDR AGM in Los Angeles in 1996 with his co-mediator the late Sir Hoani Turei, a Tribunal Member. He has contributed articles and papers to LEADRNZ, AMINZ and NZ Law Society conferences and periodicals and contributed a chapter “Restorative Justice in the Civil Jurisdiction” to “Restorative Justice and Practices in NZ: Towards a Restorative Society” (2007 Maxwell and Liu ed., Institute of Policy Studies VUW). He is a tribal associate of Ngati Rangiteaorere, has been a Vice-President of the NZ Law Society and has chaired a number of charitable organisations. His contact is [email protected].