Hayden Wilson

Present Position

Partner & Mediator, Kensington Swan

Professional Experience

Hayden is a partner in Kensington Swan’s Wellington office and leads the Litigation and Government and regulatory teams.

He has extensive experience as a litigator dealing with complex commercial and public law disputes and has appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court and a range of tribunals.

Building on that extensive experience Hayden now works as a mediator specialising in the solution of complex commercial, public law and employment disputes.

In addition to New Zealand based training as a mediator,Haydenattended the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, California completing the highly respected Mediating the Litigated Case programme in 2013. In 2017 he completed Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation course, Advanced Mediation, Mediating Complex Disputes.


AMINZ Mediation Panel

Speciality Areas

Commercial and contractual disputes

Public sector and public law disputes

Employment disputes


Harvard University Program on Negotiation – Advanced Mediation (2018)

Pepperdine University – Mediating the Litigated Case (2013)

LLM, Victoria University of Wellington (2008)

BA (Politics) Victoria University of Wellington (2000)

Barrister and Solicitor of High Court Of New Zealand (2000)