ADR and Trusts

An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes

By Grant Jones, Peter Pexton

Settling trust disputes without litigation can save all parties legal costs and maintain confidentiality (reducing the risk of unwelcome publicity). ADR and Trusts has been written to help professional advisers who want to help their clients to avoid litigation. It is a development from the authors' accredited mediation training course for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). The first section of the book introduces 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, as well as the tools and techniques for mediation. The book examines the ways to avoid 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 a close study of the developing approaches in Canada and the UK. The second section examines 27 jurisdictions and how trust law and ADR operates in each. The jurisdictions covered include: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cyprus, England/Wales, Florida, France, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, the 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. [Subject: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Trust and Estate Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 1/5/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781907444586

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