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Mediating trust and estates disputes

James Behrens discusses the use of mediation as an effective means of trust and estates alternative dispute resolution in Trusts & Trustees, published by the Oxford University Press. James assesses the full lifecycle of mediation, from the initial decision to go to mediation, through to the logistics on the day and then eventual settlement, providing insightful advice and steer for the litigation-fatigued and those interested in becoming mediators alike.

James' article can be found here.

James has conducted over 100 mediations, roughly two-thirds in the chancery and commercial fields, with the remainder covering a wide range of other subjects. Several cases have an international element or involve cultural or religious issues. He was a director of Mediation UK for three years and did pro bono community mediation for the Camden Mediation Service for five years. He is widely praised for the way he helps the parties find a solution to their disputes, his professionalism, and his success.

More information on James' practice can be found here.