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! 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 disputes

Employment disputes

Termination of employment

Environmental disputes
(RMA & District Plan problems, neighbours)

Care of Children
(Family Dispute Resolution)

Separation & divorce

Division of property

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

     Decide clear goals

     Identify issues

     Exchange documents

     Maintain civility

     Meet with those concerned

     Contribute to meaningful discussions

     Sign a document that lists the agreements

You are 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 (including family mediation) 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. The statement of outcomes is issued to the parties concerned.

Moderate & certain costs

For most business disputes the charge is $120 per hour for contact-time and report writing. There is no charge for travel.

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.

Care of Children (Family Dispute Resolution) costs: A fixed fee per
party of $448.50 is set by the Government. That will be your
only cost and the time available is set.

Find out more

You may contact Dr Shaw at any time. He works throughout New Zealand.

Please send a text or an email (use the form below) and suggest a time for Dr Shaw to telephone you.


Dr Robert Shaw


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