New Zealand Law Society - Part-Time Adjudicator for the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal - Auckland and Upper North Island

Part-Time Adjudicator for the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal - Auckland and Upper North Island

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Minister of Justice, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is searching for a part-time adjudicator for the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal.

The Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal was established under section 82 of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003. The role of the Tribunal is to enquire into and resolve disputes filed by consumers in respect of alleged breaches of the responsibilities of registered and unregistered motor vehicle traders.

Applicants must have at least five years of experience as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (judicial, tribunal or dispute resolution experience is an advantage) and have, or be able to obtain, a current practising certificate.

In addition, an ideal candidate should have:

  • experience in hearing management and people management
  • knowledge or understanding of consumer, fair trading, and credit laws
  • a high standard of written communication
  • experience in working with a range of people from different
  • backgrounds and with different perspectives.

The part-time adjudicator will hear and determine cases primarily in Auckland and the upper North lsland, although there may be a need to travel more widely on occasion. They should ideally be based in Auckland and will be expected to hear cases in a range of locations for approximately 1 day per month and typically spend approximately 2 days preparing or writing decisions for each day of hearings. That workload may vary depending on the volume of claims before the Tribunal.

There is a full-time adjudicator who has primary responsibility for hearing cases in Auckland and the upper North Island. The part-time adjudicator will also provide cover for the full-time adjudicator during absences and periods of increased workload.

Find here the position description and click here to apply. 

Applications close on Friday, 07 May 2021.

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