Alan Broadbent is a recently retired family court lawyer. Alan spent his last years in legal practice specialising in older people’s law and capacity issues. Raised and educated in Auckland, he has a law degree from Auckland University.
Alan has been a mediator in disputes since 2008. He has a wide variety of mediation experience but particularly in family issues including relationship property, marriage, children, elder persons, and disputes arising out of personal conflict in a church environment.
Alan trained in mediation and negotiation with Auckland and New Zealand Law Societies, Resolve (2004), Accord Group – David Newton (2008) and AMINZ (he has been an Associate member since 2014). Alan has also acted as lawyer for parties in mediation for over twenty years and had regularly participated in family court mediations.
A follower of Jesus Christ since teenage years, he says “I seek to live life ‘walking in the light’”. He and his wife, Heather have one adult son.
Alan is based in Whangarei.