All mediators within Southern Mediation Services have current accreditation and are qualified to deal with a wide range of dispute resolutions.
Accreditation is held through an approved dispute resolution organisation – Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), Resolutions Institute or the Law Society.
All our mediators are contracted to deliver the Ministry of Justice Family Disputes Resolution Service (FDR). The FDR service was created in response to the Family Justice Reforms, underpinned by the Family Dispute Resolutions Act, 2013 and the Care of Children Act, 2004. This occurred when the Ministry of Justice, as part of their 2014 Family Justice reform established a Family Dispute Resolution Service.