HR & Dispute Solutions was set up by Megan Williams in 2001.
The business has had notable successes in both the Employment Relations Authority and the ACC Appeal Court.
HR & Dispute Solutions is not a law firm – it is an alternative dispute resolution, Human Resource Management and Advocacy service.
In real terms, this means we will find the best solution for you at a reasonable price.
HR & Dispute Solutions are able to advise you on how to take a matter to the appropriate review, tribunal or court, if other means fail
Elizabeth is welcomed by the directors of Dispute Solutions to associate with them. Her particular experience will enhance the service Dispute Solutions can offer to persons who are not satisfied with a decision made under the Accident Compensation Act 2001, whether employers who dispute a work injury or levy matter, or claimants who dispute a decision about cover, treatment, rehabilitation, weekly compensation, lump sum and other entitlements. Alternatively, before a decision is made, Elizabeth is able to help claimants to talk with ACC or their accredited employer to get a fair and appropriate outcome for each.
Trained as a physiotherapist and with a degree in psychology, Elizabeth earned a post-graduate diploma in Rehabilitation to fit herself for work as an ACC case manager . Some 10 years later ACC appointed her to represent the Corporation at Review , and that role has enabled Elizabeth to develop a detailed understanding of most aspects of the ACC legislation, considerably refined by her on-going study for the Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution. Elizabeth has applied for graded membership of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).
Additionally Elizabeth offers advocacy services and/or support to draft submissions for adjudications relating to construction contracts, resource management, employment matters, deficient products or service. She is able to draft submissions for presentation to a grants committee.
When she is not developing reasoned arguments, Elizabeth shifts plants around her lifestyle block west of Hastings, cares for an assortment of animals, vicariously experiences brave new things through her adult children, and is an active member of her church.
Karen is an accredited mediator and professional member of the Resolution Institute of New Zealand. She has more than 15 years experience in advocacy and social work in the government, community and health arenas. She has years of experience working with people with disabilities and communicating with youth. Karen believes individuals and families are empowered when they have information and options, when they have a voice, and when they are able to be heard. She sees her role as an advocate and mediator as an enabler of that voice.
Demonstrated skills include preparing for and facilitating meetings, attentive listening, creative problem solving, attention to detail, and a strong desire to succeed.
Karen is also a volunteer interviewer at the Citizens Advice Bureau. She loves supporting members of the public to access information and options in order to find a way forward. She is a partner, mother, grandmother and in her downtime she enjoys cycling our many bike paths and getting away in the caravan. She is a welcome member of the Dispute Solutions team focusing on ACC advocacy, Family Dispute Resolution Mediation, Voice of the Child and Preparation for Mediation.