Tax & Trusts

The law relating to tax and trusteeships is incredibly complex and from time to time, it is inevitable issues and arguments between one or more parties will arise. Disputes of this nature are often between family members and litigation through the court system is rarely the best option for a successful, mutually agreeable outcome.

Global Mediation works with trustees, beneficiaries and executors to resolve tax, trust and estate disputes sensitively, expediently and cost-efficiently. Our highly-skilled team of mediators are experienced in handling detailed disputes, including those for high net worth individuals, both in England and Wales and also tax, trust and estate disputes that cross borders and involve multi-jurisdictions.

For more information on Global Mediation’s tax and trusts mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.

Examples of cases mediated

  • £26m constructive trusts claim where there was a disagreement between the parties surrounding the privilege of self-incrimination
  • A dispute between a government body and an individual regarding the seizure of computer hard drives
  • A case involving the taxation of solicitor’s costs
  • A number of constructive and resulting trust property claims
  • Multi-party dispute relating to trust funds valued at £200m
  • Claim against a solicitor for breach of duty of care regarding a trust fund valued at £300,000
  • Construction claim regarding damage to a property held in trust
  • A dispute between a government body and a commercial party whereby the government body made attempts to challenge the domicile of offshore companies

Mediators that specialise in Tax & Trusts

Alan Newman QC


A highly experienced Queen\'s Counsel appointed in 1989 and Recorder Judge qualified to practise law in the USA, Alan is a very highly regarded and much sought after mediator with extensive experience across all forms of mediation, including complex and high profile cases in the UK and abroad.

Edward Culver


A practising barrister, Edward works hard to make the atmosphere during mediation as conducive to constructive dialogue as possible, making sure that each party can participate and contribute fully, enabling all areas of disagreement and conflict to come to a mutually agreeable resolution.

Gareth Thompson


Gareth creates trust and confidence with his ability to get parties to \"buy in\" to the mediation process and to take ownership and responsibility for generating a successful outcome. He deals confidently with multi-layered personal dynamics and is highly skilled in managing diverse, complex issues.

Jane Gunn


An internationally regarded mediator, Jane has a natural affinity with users of mediation and provides valuable insight and wisdom into how to identify and manage conflict before it escalates. She tests parties? positions using diplomacy skills and reality checking as encouragement to settle.

Phillip Hackett QC


A leading Queen\'s Counsel, Phillip\'s renowned legal career allows him to provide incisive case analysis in highly complex disputes. He is adept at assisting in the amicable search for resolution and persuasively enables parties to overcome their differences in the most challenging circumstances.