New Zealand Law Society - Part-time Adjudicator for the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal - Lower North Island and South Island

Part-time Adjudicator for the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal - Lower North Island and South 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 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 the lower North lsland and the South Island although there may be a need to travel more widely on occasion. They should be based in Wellington or Christchurch and will be expected to hear cases in a range of locations for approximately 2-4 days 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 the upper North Island. There is an expectation that Tribunal adjudicators provide cover for one another 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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