In a recently published judgment by Mr Justice Mostyn, referring to a complex land trust dispute, he drew attention to the advantages of arbitration.

“Where parties are agreed that their case should be afforded total privacy there is a very simple solution: they sign an arbitration agreement.

“Arbitration has long been available in proceedings such as these. Recently arbitration has also become available in financial remedy proceedings by virtue of the much-to-be-welcomed scheme promoted by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators.

“In those proceedings also privacy can now be guaranteed.”

IFLA member Marylin Stowe has commented on the judgment on her blog here.