Dr Robert Shaw
Business facilitator & Mediator

New Zealand wide

Robert assists people with a dispute to find their own solutions to problems - the win-win outcome!

Conflict management

Conflict management coaching

Meeting facilitation

Workshops for staff (designed around your goals)

Problem solving

Confidential, personal advice/coaching

Performance development in sport & business

Personal counselling

Mediation works best for practical people who want to resolve issues and move on with their lives. Mediation is an alternative to slow, expensive and uncertain court decision-making.

Business development

Employment disputes

Termination of employment

RMA & District Plan problems, neighbours

Care of Children
(Family Dispute Resolution - see "Home Truths about Separation")

Separation & divorce

Property agreements

Contract disputes

Tenancy disputes

Education disputes

A clear process

Success requires speed and determination to resolve issues. Robert can help everyone to:

     Commit to the process

     Identify issues

     Decide clear goals

     Exchange documents

     Maintain civility

     Meet with those concerned

     Contribute to meaningful discussions

     Sign a document that lists the agreements

You stay in control


     Control the process

     Make your own decisions

     Will not be coerced

     May exit at any time.

About Dr Shaw

Dr Robert Shaw JP BSc BA MPhil(Hons)(Auck.) MPubPol(Vict.) PhD(Auck.) MNZPsS AAMINZ MRSNZ.

Dr Shaw is a Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and the Society of Counselling Psychology. He is an Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner accredited by the Ministry of Justice.

He has worked extensively with Māori, Pasifika and Chinese people.

     "I can help you to resolve your
      problems with other people.

      Let us strive to be kind,
      just, and to find peace."

Dr Shaw is empathetic, pragmatic, creative, and tactful. He believes in getting a result that works for everyone.

Ethical standards

Your mediation will be conducted in accordance with the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) Mediation Protocol and Code of Ethics.

Support persons

You may invite your lawyer or other support persons to meetings with the agreement of the parties concerned. The speaking rights of support persons are decided early in the process.


Professional standards of confidntiality apply. Everything associated with a mediation is confidential. This includes the initial discussion by telephone, all documents, and the statements made. A statement of outcomes is issued to the parties concerned.

Moderate & certain costs

The usual charge is $130 per hour for contact-time and report writing. There is no charge for travel in the North Island.

Mediation is a fixed-fee service. You pay regardless of the outcome. To keep costs down, everyone should work quickly, prepare carefully, and focus on the future.

Each party pays the cost of mediation in advance of the meeting. They pay incidental costs (venue, extra days) later.

The costs will be shown the Agreement to Mediate which everyone must sign.


You may contact Dr Robert Shaw at any time:


Text/phone: 022 02 09 779