Specialist in
Commercial mediation

  • Partnership / Joint venture
  • Contract / Negligence
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Franchise agreements
  • Insurance
  • Property / Leaky homes

Who’s Who Legal 2022 described Deborah as “a highly esteemed mediator who is regularly sought after by contractors, franchisees, insurers, tech companies and healthcare providers.” In 2023 Who’s Who Legal recommended Deborah for Commercial Mediation specifically.

Specialist in
Family mediation

  • Relationship property
  • Wills, trusts and estates
  • Family protection claims

Since 2014 Deborah has been recognised by WHO’s WHO Legal as one of New Zealand’s leading mediators. Selection was “based on comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and mediation lawyers in private practise.” In 2021 Deborah was singled out for her “considerable expertise in commercial and family mediation.”

Expert commercial or family mediation assistance to achieve effective, efficient dispute resolution.



Build trust and rapport from our initial contact so we can get on with the task at hand.


Get to the heart of the matter and isolate the real issues to focus on their resolution quickly


Mediation is a process designed to suit your needs.


Informed decision making in mediation will ensure a durable agreement.

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30+ Years’ Specialist
Mediation Experience

Named by NBR as one of the top 10 commercial and family mediators in New Zealand in 2014 and 2016, and by Law Fuel as one of the top 4 commercial mediators in 2016, I have proven experience in commercial and family dispute resolution and mediation.

Since 2014 I have been recognised as a leading and recommended mediator in NZ in Who’s Who Legal. I take pride in an open communication style, facilitating better conversations and ensuring mediation leads to durable agreements.

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“Deborah has a rare quality of being able to work out the legal and technical issues in the case and at the same time is able to support the parties, who are often in an emotional and vulnerable state.”

“Deborah has the ability to understand complex issues and structure a process that enables the issues to be fully discussed in a systematic and efficient manner.”

“… I can speak very positively of your skills, particularly after that last mediation, in which you managed a minor miracle.”

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A personal &
supportive approach
to mediation

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