- Broad-ranging mediation experience in New York, London, and throughout New Zealand. Particular expertise in property, construction, professional negligence/breach of fiduciary duty, insurance (including natural disaster insurance, income protection insurance and liability insurance), product liability, general commercial (including retail and real estate), partnership, company, general contract, tort and trust disputes.
- Barrister sole of the High Court of New Zealand (admitted 2004, barrister sole since 2016). Formerly with Russell McVeagh and Gilbert Walker, specialising in civil litigation, particularly contract, negligence and insurance litigation.
- Legal academic, teaching and research in dispute resolution, civil justice, evidence and advocacy.
Nina Khouri first began mediating in 2005 at the Brooklyn Night Court, while she was reading for her LLM at NYU School of Law. She then worked in the United Kingdom at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), one of the largest commercial mediation organisations in the world. There she qualified as a CEDR mediator and was fortunate to work and mediate alongside some of the UK’s top commercial mediators. She then returned to commercial litigation practice in New Zealand, specialising in contract, negligence and insurance litigation and representing clients in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court and in numerous mediations. She became a pro bono mediator of complaints against lawyers for the New Zealand Law Society, and began lecturing in dispute resolution at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law. In 2011-2012 she spent a year as a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in Canada, where she taught dispute resolution and contract law. She returned to New Zealand in 2013 to a permanent senior lecturer position at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law, where she taught dispute resolution (at undergraduate and Masters level), evidence and advocacy and researched in the areas of dispute resolution and civil justice. During this time she was increasingly instructed to mediate civil and commercial disputes throughout New Zealand. She now mediates full time but maintains an academic connection with the University of Auckland Faculty of Law. (See Legal Academia below.)