ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes (Paperback)

ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes By Grant Jones, Peter Pexton Cover Image

ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes (Paperback)


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Settling trust disputes without litigation can save all parties legal costs and maintain confidentiality (reducing the risk of unwelcome publicity). ADR and Trusts is a development from the authors' accredited mediation training course for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Part A introduces the reader to the different forms of dispute resolution, and examines the differences between arbitration and mediation of trust and fiduciary disputes. The mediation process is explained, including: the role of professional advisors, and the tools and techniques for mediation. The authors examine ways of avoiding disputes, cross-border aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the psychological factors affecting mediation, the mediator's powers to mediate and settle disputes, and ethical issues in Trust ADR. Islamic and Sharia Trust ADR is also considered, with close study of the developing approaches in Canada and the UK.

Part B examines 27 jurisdictions and how trust law and ADR operates in each of them. The jurisdictions covered are: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cyprus, England and Wales, Florida, France, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Panama, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Each profile addresses: arbitration law and practice, trust law, the mandatory requirements for mediation and the enforcement of ADR awards.

Mediators, arbitrators, trust and estate planning practitioners, trust managers and anyone involved in trust disputes should all benefit from reading this book.
Grant Jones is an insolvency accountant partner with Cooper Parry LLP. He also practises as an attorney, in-house with a UK hedge fund and as a consultant to the UK firm of Taylor Vinters and the Gibraltar firm of Ellul & Co, as well as having his own arbitration practice. He is a member of the Governing Council of the ICAEW, President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants and a Special Professor of Law at Nottingham University.

Peter Pexton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP]. Founder chairman of the Jersey Branch and immediate past chairman of Verein STEP (Switzerland), he now chairs the Membership Committee of STEP Worldwide. Specialising in offshore trusts, estates and tax planning, Peter practised as a partner in the Jersey firm of Ernst and Young, then as a director of Royal Bank of Canada Trustees Limited and more recently as a director of Ganten Group in Liechtenstein.

Product Details ISBN: 9781907444586
ISBN-10: 1907444580
Publisher: Spiramus Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2015
Pages: 412
Language: English