Phillip Green

Present Position

Mediator, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Barrister

Professional Experience

I have 30 years of experience as a mediator, arbitrator and adjudicator. I do not litigate but work solely as mediator, arbitrator or adjudicator. I am a Fellow of AMINZ in both mediation and arbitration and a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. I am on the AMINZ Panels as Mediator, Arbitrator and Construction Adjudicator, EQC Panel member, Environmental list panel member and am a Family Dispute Resolution Provider.

I have authored and co-authored leading texts on both mediation and arbitration and have held appointment as Adjunct Professor and Director of the Massey University Dispute Resolution Centre. In 2014 I was rated by Law Fuel as amongst the top 10 commercial mediators and arbitrators in New Zealand.

Although based in Wellington I treat Christchurch in the same way, not charging any additional travel and accommodation disbursements for mediations held there. I mediate and arbitrate a large range of disputes including: commercial, trusts, relationship property, employment, RMA, Treaty of Waitangi, construction disputes and disputes involving retirees in a range of issues.

My construction experience covers all aspect s of civil construction, from home construction and reconstruction, large buildings and building projects, road and dam construction, land and soil mechanics and airport works.

I teach and train dispute resolution skills in New Zealand and Australia at Bond University, for the Law Society of New South Wales (Sydney)and the Australian Mediators' Association, (Brisbane) and have a specialist interest in how emotion impacts on negotiation and mediation decision making.

I also co-mediate where parties are looking for a multi-skilled or gender balanced mediation.

To find out more please visit my website at

To contact me please email: or phone 021 465 544

Career Summary

Phillip D. Green commenced practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1978 and went to the independent bar as a barrister sole in 1983. He has over 30 year experience in alternative dispute resolution including as a mediator, arbitrator and adjudicator. Phillip no longer litigates and works solely in the appointed positions of mediator, arbitrator or adjudicator. He is alsoa guest lecturer to universitiesin dispute resolution, toprofessional institutions and conferences both here and overseas. For more information please visit the website


Fellow (Arbitration/Mediation), Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc AMINZ Panel of Arbitrators AMINZ Panel of Mediators AMINZ List of Adjudicators Worshipful Company of Arbitrators FCIArb, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chartered Arbitrator

Advisory Board Member to the Bond University, Queensland, Australia Dispute Resolution Centre.

Panel member to the United Nations UNESCO Panel for the disputed repatriation of cultural property.


Mauets Fundamentals of Trial Techniques NZ Ed (1989) Co-Author;

Commerce Act Compliance Manual Ed (1992) Telecom, New Zealand Author;

Fair Trading Act Compliance Manual Ed (1993) Telecom, New Zealand, Author;

Brookers Arbitration Law and Practice by Green & Hunt Ed (1993 - 2010) Co-Author;

Arbitration Procedures in Asia New Zealand Section, Sweet & Maxwell (1999 - 2005) Author;

Employment Dispute Resolution LexisNexis (2002) Author;

Green & Hunt on Arbitration Law & Practice (1993 and re-published online) Co-Author.

Mediation: Principles, Process, Practice by Laurence Boulle, Virginia Goldblatt and Phillip D. Green (2009) LexisNexis Co-Author.

Mediation: Skills and Strategies by Laurence Boulle, Virginia Goldblatt and Phillip D Green ( Publishing date March 2015) LexisNexis Co-Author.

Personal Summary

Married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. My hobbies include cooking, wine, reading, music, walking, fishing and having coffee with great friends.

Speciality Areas

Phillip D. Green has experience practicing in the areas of civil law, commercial law, insurance law, construction law, resource management and local authority issues, energy, relationship property, employment law, Treaty of Waitangi claims, valuation issues, partnership issues and medical practice issues. Phillip is well versed in dealing with persons suffering from various degrees of dementia and physical infirmity, including working with them to retain independence for as long as possible.


LLB., FCIArb (London), FAMINZ (Arb/Med).

EQC Mediation Profile

Phillip mediates a broad range of commercial, construction, interpersonal, employment and Treaty disputes throughout New Zealand. He is centred in Wellington and treats Christchurch mediations as if Wellington based, not charging travel and accommodation costs to work there. Mediations scheduled to exceed one day may have the extra accommodation day charged. Phillip is skilled at helping parties find practical solutions to get the issues sorted. . Phillip also writes, trains and examines on all aspects of ADR. His background in construction disputes includes civil engineering, building construction from homes to large structures, retaining walls, tanking issues, soil mechanics, roading and infrastructure services, dam construction and airport works. Phillip has co-authored the text Mediation: Practice, Principles and Process - Boulle, Goldblatt & Green LexisNexis 2009. His latest co-authored text together with Professor Laurence Boulle and Virginia Goldblatt is entitled Mediation: Skills and Strategies and is to be published in March 2015 . For further information please refer to