Trust disputes are not arbitrable in India


Allowing an appeal in Shri Vimal Shah & Ors v Mr Jayesh Dinesh Shah & Ors, the Supreme Court has held that disputes relating to trusts, trustees and beneficiaries arising out of the trust deed and the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, are not capable of being decided by an arbitrator despite the existence of an arbitration clause in the trust deed.

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