Dispute Resolution

Disputes are a part of life and sometimes we need assistance to resolve them.

They can lead to litigation through the Courts and in this situation we can help.
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Court cases, however, tend to be stressful, time consuming and expensive.

Disputes are often better solved by alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, negotiation, or arbitration.

This is an area where Downie Stewart has a very strong track record of success culminating in the creation of the DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTRE.

We regularly assist with:
  • Construction and building disputes
  • Rental disputes
  • Pension and superannuation issues
  • Professional negligence
  • Contract disputes
  • Banking disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Family disputes 
  • Challenges to wills
  • Judicial review
  • Injunction proceedings

Jim Guest leads our dispute resolution team which also includes Gerard DeCourcy and David Sim.  Jim is a Fellow of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand.   Gerard and David are Associates of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand.

 Jim Guest Dispute Resolution Lawyer  Gerard DeCourcy Dispute Resolution Lawyer  David Sim Dispute Resolution Lawyer

 Jim Guest

 Gerard DeCourcy

David Sim 




Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: info@downiestewart.co.nz