Our Services


AMINZ operates a series of panels and lists in specialist areas of dispute resolution so that selection and nominations in particular areas can be made of dispute resolution professionals qualified in that specific area. Panel and list members must be Associates or Fellows of the Institute, must have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of panel or list and must evidence their continuing professional development (CPD).

The AMINZ Panels and Lists are:

  • Mediation Panel
  • EQC Mediation Panel
  • Family Dispute Resolution List
  • Arbitration Panel
  • Adjudication List
  • National Panel of Conciliators
  • Environmental List
  • Rural Dispute Resolution List

To view the panel and list members, click HERE

To understand the levels of AMINZ membership, please click HERE

Goals of the Institute

  • To set and maintain high professional standards through recognised qualifications for dispute resolution.
  • To maintain public confidence in dispute resolution through the Institute's Code of Ethics and disciplinary procedures for professional misconduct.
  • To facilitate training in dispute resolution and provide continuing professional development.
  • To consult with relevant agencies to ensure that quality dispute resolution processes are applied.
  • To promote continued growth and awareness of all dispute resolution processes.
  • To maintain links with international organizations.
  • To provide up-to-date information for members on developments both nationally and internationally.

Benefits of AMINZ membership


  • Recognition of members' experience and qualifications by peers and members of the public.
  • Membership of specialist panels and lists from which referrals to resolve disputes are made.
  • Networking and the sharing of knowledge and experience between members.
  • Access to information, seminar papers, periodicals and other publications on dispute resolution.
  • Opportunities to develop and maintain knowledge and experience in dispute resolution.
  • Member-only access to advice and information.
  • Newsletters and updates on Institute and DR developments.


  • Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • Koru Club Membership at corporate rates.
  • Legal Publications - discounts.



AMINZ started as a branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

1987 AMINZ was incorporated as the Arbitrators' Institute of New Zealand.
1995 AMINZ accredited the dispute resolution papers offered by the Dispute Resolution Centre at Massey University for Associate membership admission.
1996 As a result of mergers with the Institute of Employment Arbitrators' and Mediators' and with the Mediators' Institute of New Zealand, the Institute became the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).
2002 AMINZ was appointed an authorising nominating authority to nominate adjudicators under the Construction Contracts Act 2002.
2004 AMINZ accredited the National University of Singapore's course in International Commercial Arbitration for Associate membership admission.
2004 AMINZ accredited the University of Waikato's dispute resolution diploma for Associate membership admission.
2007 AMINZ accredited the University of Auckland Faculty of Law dispute resolution papers for Associate membership admission.
2012 AMINZ appointed to independently administer the EQC Mediation scheme.
2014 AMINZ credentialed members given reciprocal rights of membership to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
2014 AMINZ won the right to co-host, with ACICA the International Congress for Commercial Arbitration Conference in Sydney with an add-on event in Queenstown in 2018.
2014 AMINZ secured the International Academy of Mediators' Conference in New Zealand, 2016.