Recent advocacy testimonial

‘Mr Islam was able to present a very complicated set of facts in a clear and persuasive manner in advocating the claimant’s claim at a recent hearing. This demonstrated his thorough preparation prior to the hearing with the preparation of the appropriate written submissions. A very committed advocate in the cause of his client and I would thoroughly recommend him to you.’

Faizal Essat FCILEX

Consultant Chartered Legal Executive

Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

Summerfield Browne Solicitors

24 September 2021

See also: Art of persuasion in court – Advisory Excellence

I passed the Mediator Training course provided by the Society of Mediators for the Bar Council of England and Wales on 30 July 2021 with a score of 96% on the exam

On 22 September 2021 I completed my required number of mediation observations and applied yesterday for full accreditation as a Panel Member with the Society of Mediators in London. August and September were busy months!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Partner Private Client Dispute Resolution and Joint Head of Private Client Division of the leading UK and international law firm who arranged for me to observe these contentious probate and Inheritance Act mediations, who is one of the top five mediators in the country in the field of Contentious Probate, Inheritance Act and Trust disputes. It was both an honour and a privilege to have been provided with the benefit of his over 12 years of experience and wisdom as a mediator.

I am attending the Zoom Mediations (i.e. controls) course provided by the SOM in Januaury 2022. Please note that I will be conducting all pre-mediation meetings, and mediations by Zoom from my home office in Leicestershire.

Provided the amount in dispute (including costs) is within the limit of my PI Cover), as a Certified Mediator, I can be appointed to act as either a solo or co-mediator in a Zoom mediation about a dispute anywhere in the world, including the following trust law jurisdictions: Australia; Bahamas; Bermuda; BVI; Canada; Cayman; China (; Dubai; Guernsey; Gibraltar; India; Jersey; Malaysia; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Republic of Cyprus; San Marino (The Court for Trusts and Fiduciary Relations – Corte Trust) (i.e. for trusts holding art, cultural heritage, and luxury assets located in Italy); and the United States.

See also the menu of my blogs and articles at the bottom of the page at: Contentious Probate, Inheritance Act & Trust Disputes – Carl Islam

In 2022 I am planning to co-author an article provisionally entitled, 
Tools and Strategies for Mediating International Family Trust Disputes.’

I am also developing the litigation, mediation, and arbitration of Art and Cultural Heritage disputes as a niche practice area, see: