Andrew Hazelton

Andrew Hazelton LLB (Hons) MSc
DDI [04] 472 7596
construction • insurance • environmental






Barrister & Solicitor New Zealand 1995, solicitor England & Wales 1990. Fellow Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand 2018. Dispute Review Board Foundation Advanced Training 2019. MSc (Construction Law and Arbitration) Centre of Construction Law and Management, Kings College, University of London 1994. LLB (Hons) University of Wales 1988. 


Member of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council of New Zealand (2003-2015). Appointed to Engineering New Zealand committee to review its code of ethics. Awarded the MacLean Citation by Engineering New Zealand 2016 for exceptional and distinguished service to the engineering profession. 

Honorary Solicitor to The New Zealand Building Subcontractors Federation (2000-2016). 
President - Society of Construction Law 2016-18, Vice President – 2014-2016. 
Certified as a Commissioner under the Resource Management Act 1991 (2008-2021). 


Andrew founded Hazelton LAW in 2000 and has over 30 years experience in construction claims. 

Andrew sits as an arbitrator and as an adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. In 2018 AMINZ awarded him the Sir Ron Davison prize for award writing. He is a member of the arbitration and adjudication panels of AMINZ, The Building Disputes Tribunal Limited and the New Zealand Arbitration Centre. He has sat as an adjudicator on over 100 occasions, as an arbitrator in a number of significant construction arbitrations, and related matters such as dilapidations arbitrations under make good provisions of leases and unit title disputes. Andrew has also been appointed as Expert under standard form contracts and he chaired approximately 30 appeal hearings as a Member of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council. 


Fellow of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of NZ. 
Member Dispute Review Board Foundation. 
Founding Member and Society of Construction Law and committee member 2010-18.