Become a member

What are the membership levels and who are they for?

Corporates

  • Law firms, barristers’ chambers, arbitrators and mediators involved in litigation and arbitration in the UK courts and tribunals, and the LIDW founding and supporting members.
  • Organisations providing ancillary services to litigators and barristers. For example: litigation funders, eDiscovery providers, expert witnesses, media and publishing houses.

Individuals

  • Independent arbitrators and mediators involved in litigation and arbitration in the UK courts and tribunals.
  • Independent/sole trader lawyers and barristers, professionals providing ancillary services to litigators and barristers, academics, students.

Friends

  • Corporate in-house legal departments.
  • UK and international educational, professional and not-for-profit organisations within the legal industry. For example: law societies, institutions and bodies representing litigators and arbitrators.
  • Students and universities:  Please note that universities qualify for Friends membership if applied for by the head of the law faculty/authorised representative.  Alternatively individual academics and students may apply for individual membership at the annual rate.

How much does it cost to become a member?

As a not-for-profit organisation we ask all members for a small annual fee to cover our administrative costs. Membership and access to the LIDW community runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Corporate

£300*

annually

Individuals

£150*

annually

Friends

Free

annually

* Prices are excluding VAT

There is no pro rata reduction for entities that join late in the year. Membership is always due for renewal at the end of the calendar year. All prices above are subject to VAT and LIDW reserves the right to introduce the charging of a joining fee for new members in due course. For new members joining during the current introductory period the joining fee is waived.

What benefits do members get?

All members gain:

  • A listing in the members directory.
  • The right to mention the LIDW membership in marketing materials.
  • Priority booking for formal LIDW events.

Please fill in the form below to apply for membership

Following approval of your membership application, the membership secretary will send you LIDW’s bank details for payment by BACS.

Membership Form

Please fill in the form below to apply for membership. Following approval of your membership application, the membership secretary will send you LIDW’s bank details for payment by BACS.
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Covid-19 Update - LIDW POSTPONED

To all our colleagues, friends and partners in the international disputes community.

In light of Covid-19, the LIDW events that are currently scheduled to take place in September will be postponed until the week of 10 May 2021.

While this is disappointing, we are keen that the international disputes community is able to make the most of the exciting programme of sessions that we have lined up so we can build on the momentum that LIDW2019 created. We look forward to developing that with you when it is safer for us all to be together in person.

We have been greatly encouraged by the response to the programme and look forward to the rescheduled event delivering crucial insights into the future of the business and law of international dispute resolution. Any ticket purchases already made for the 2020 event will carry over to 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in person in May 2021.

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