Articles & Seminars

Below are some recent articles and seminars by Mark. Please note that they are only intended to state the law at the time of publication, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice.

Webinar, April 2020

Mediation During Lockdown

Presented as part of the AMINZ series “Doing Business Differently”

Seminar, February 2020

Being a good negotiator

Presented as part of the ADLS Seminar “Don’t Just Sit There – Negotiate”

Seminar, February 2020

“An overview of the Act”

Presented to the AMINZ/RI/MPI Farm Debt Mediation Day

Seminar, September 2019

Alternatives to trial in IP cases

Co-presented for IPSANZ with Lauren Lindsay and Clive Elliott QC

Seminar, March 2019

“Mediation”

Presented to the NZILA/ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Law Talk, November 2018

Intellectual Property and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Seminar, November 2018

Farm Debt Mediation

Presented to the AMINZ Rural Day

Seminar, June 2018

The Art of the Deal? – Negotiation tips for lawyers in JSC’s

Presented as part of the ADLS CPD Seminar “Judicial Settlement Conferences: Perspectives and Practical Guidance”

Mark’s part of the paper is attached

Webinar, February 2018

Assesing Court Risks: what mediators need to know

Co-presented, on behalf of AMINZ, with David Clark and Deborah Hart

Law Talk, October 2017

I’m not biased, they are

Seminars, September 2016 – October 2017

Disaster Mediation Schemes

Mark has presented on this topic to:

  • The National Mediation Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2016;
  • The AMINZ Conference, Auckland, July 2016;
  • The Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore), as one of the Maxwell Lectures, October 2017; and
  • The APAC Insurance Conference (Singapore), October 2017.


The latest edition of his paper is attached.

Law Talk, July 2016

No case too big to mediate

NBR, April 2016

Quake recovery faults show mediation scheme needed

Seminar, March 2016

The gatekeepers to commercial mediation

Presented to the AMINZ Conference, Queenstown

Seminar, September 2015

Construction mediation – local and international developments and issues

Presented to the New Zealand Society of Construction Law

Seminar, July 2015

Tailored commercial mediation options

Presented to the AMINZ Conference, Wellington

Seminar, May 2015

Trends and developments in IP mediation

Presented to IPSANZ, 27 & 28 May 2015

Law Talk, May 2015

Putting the “commercial” into commercial mediation

Seminar, March 2015

Reporting back on the Mediating Disputes course at Harvard Law School

Presented to AMINZ, Auckland Branch

Seminar, March 2015

Medico-legal Issues – minimising the risk & what to do when they arise

Presented to the Resident Doctors Association training course

NZ Lawyer, March 2015

The case for mandatory mediation of civil disputes

Law Talk, December 2014

Recent developments in commercial mediation

Seminar, July 2014

Recent developments in construction law

Presented in-house to three of New Zealand’s leading boutique firms

Seminar, May 2012

Challenging the powers that be: are registration boards above the rules of natural justice?

Presented to the Association of Professionals & Executive Employees (health professionals and managers) delegates training conference