Clive Trotman DSc PhD FAMINZ(Arb) FRSB, FNZIC FCIArb

Present Position

Principal, Dispute Science Ltd., Dispute Resolution and Consultancy in Science and Technology

Professional Experience

More than 30 years in broad based science and technology, ranging from environment and electronics to biomedical research and lecturing. Formerly associate professor at the University of Otago. Author of numerous scientific papers, popular-science book.


Adjudicator, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva. New Zealand Domain Name Commission. Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Court of Arbitration of the Czech Republic (all above in sphere of domain name/trademark disputes). New Zealand Legal Aid Review Panel. Otago District Law Society Standards Committee (complaints).


About 160 scientific papers ranging from very short to book chapters and editorial assignments. About 50 magazine articles on antique technical gadgets. Two papers on the law/science interface (DNA, and IP) Popular science book on the origin of life in the universe.

Speciality Areas

General, intellectual property, consumer, health, rural, science, technology, professional, aviation


Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Technology, Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution), Chartered Biologist, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, Fellow NZ Institute of Chemistry, Fellow Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute NZ, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

EQC Mediation Profile

Clive Trotman is an arbitrator, mediator and intellectual property adjudicator. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, and a former member of the Council of the Institute. He sat for a number of years on the Legal Aid Review Panel and is currently a non-lawyer member of the local Standards Committee of the New Zealand Law Society. Clive has an extensive background in science and technology and is pleased to handle technical or general disputes