Ian Marsh

Ian Marsh specialises in family dynamics and communication. Drawing on 40 years' experience of working with families as adviser, litigator and trustee, on his craft as a mediator, and on the principles of interpersonal neurobiology, Ian now works as teacher, coach, facilitator and mediator to families around the world, helping them to have the conversations they need to have but have never quite got around to (too difficult!), or have tried their best to have but without success (nobody listened!). Those conversations are often (but by no means always) about succession and governance.

Ian is accredited as a mediator by both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is a member of the International Steering Committee of the STEP Business Families Special Interest Group, and is the author of the Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution chapter in Business Families and Family Businesses: The STEP Handbook for Advisers published by Globe Business Publishing Limited.

Practice areas


  • Contributing Author

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