London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is a forward-thinking forum which aims to:
Explore and contribute to the future of international dispute resolution
Celebrate London as a leading centre for handling the resolution of international disputes, whatever the sector or form of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, litigation and mediation
Represent London’s dispute resolution community
Demonstrate legal London’s genuine commitment to diversity, inclusion and the rule of law
LIDW aims to achieve these goals by bringing together all the stakeholders in London’s dispute resolution community to debate and explore the key issues and topics, and to help drive awareness and best practice globally.
LIDW encourages membership from across the disputes community including law firms, barristers’ chambers, arbitrators and mediators involved in litigation and arbitration in the UK courts and tribunals, and organisations providing ancillary services to litigators and barristers including litigation funders, eDiscovery providers, expert witnesses, media and publishing houses.
The support of its members allows LIDW to continue its mission to represent, celebrate and demonstrate London’s important role as a leading centre in the resolution of international disputes.
London International Disputes Week Limited was incorporated as a private company in 2019 (see Companies House) and is run on a not-for-profit basis by the board and LIDW’s steering group. The members of the LIDW board and strategy group, and its various sub committees and working groups, are drawn from member firms and all are volunteers.
Day-to-day administration costs, including a part time administrator and company secretarial services, are covered by membership subscriptions. Costs of LIDW’s annual conference are covered by a number of sponsors – we are grateful for their support.