Jim Guest is a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ and is on all of the panels of recommended arbitrators and mediators maintained by the Institute (this includes specialist Construction and Rural panels).
He is a Member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Mediators Panel and is regularly appointed as mediator by the Court to mediate in Family Court disputes.
He is the author of Brookers Practice & Procedure Alternative Disputes Resolution (a leading online resource for NZ lawyers) and a contributing author to Heath & Whale Insolvency Law of New Zealand.
Jim is a is a partner at Downie Stewart Lawyers. He has wide litigation experience, involvement in alternative dispute resolution for 20 years, and regular appointments as arbitrator, mediator, and construction disputes adjudicator.
His specialty areas are commercial and general property disputes (for example, trusts, estates, securities, relationship property), insolvencies, family law, rural and farming disputes.
He is a longstanding insolvency and family lawyer as well as an experienced and well regarded mediator and arbitrator.
Phone 03 479 4400
Mobile 0274 575 574