Royden is the President of AMINZ. He practices at Bankside Chambers in Auckland.
LLB (Hons) (Canterbury, 1982)
LLM (Cambridge 1985)
Royden is an experienced commercial arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator and advocate.
He was a litigation partner at Simpson Grierson before moving to the bar in 1996. In 1999/2000 he acted as Counsel Assisting in the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry. He became a Fellow of AMINZ in 2001, and received the Sir Ronald Davison Award for award writing in that year.
From 2002 to 2011 Royden was Chair of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
Since returning to practice in late 2011, Royden has routinely been engaged as arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator in a wide variety of commercial matters. He has delivered in excess of 90 awards, rulings, construction adjudications and other determinations. He is a member of both the Mediation and Arbitration Panels of the Institute, and has been a Council member since 2011. He has also been the Institute's Director of Professional Studies since 2015.
Royden is a Principal Arbitrator, Evaluator & Mediator with the New Zealand Disputes Resolution Centre, and a Resolution Institute accredited mediator.
Royden also teaches in dispute resolution at AUT University.