In brief: Independent body to resolve disputes

An independent alternative to the courts has been set up to assist people involved in share valuation disputes. The Resolution Service (TRS) is the first of its kind in the business arena, and will provide a “scrupulously impartial and independent service,” according to founders Mick Ruse and Paul McKeown. They set up TRS as a way to resolve disputes without resorting to courts. Ruse and McKeown claim they aim to provide impartial valuation opinions and a mediation service which will grow in reputation until it is as well regarded as that of the Academy of Experts, to whose professional guidelines TRS adheres.