Mediation within the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal

Parliament is considering the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill, which would establish a tribunal to help people resolve residential insurance claims related to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Read about the Bill and how the Tribunal might work on the Ministry of Justice website(external link).

The Tribunal proposed in the Bill includes an independent, funded mediation service provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which is experienced in delivering mediation in the housing and tenancy sector.

Mediation allows the parties to agree the process and outcome and is less formal than a hearing. It provides an opportunity for early resolution and is therefore likely to be less costly.

Learn more about how mediation within the Tribunal might work. The Tribunal’s final form will be known once the Bill is passed.