Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical?

8 May 2022 - 12 May 2022
London International Disputes Week


London International Disputes Week 2022 is an opportunity for dispute resolution professionals from around the globe to gather physically and virtually to discuss and debate the future of dispute resolution and London’s place at the centre of that. We are coming to terms with the reality that we are not going to return to the world as it was in early 2020 and our clients expect us to look far more carefully at what we do and how we do it. With a two-day hybrid conference at Central Hall Westminster at its centre, LIDW22 will also feature a series of events hosted by LIDW members around our theme of Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical? This year, LIDW will feature for the first time a day dedicated to international discussion of dispute resolution across a number of jurisdictions as we “follow the disputes sun” from Asia through to the West Coast.

The programme for 2022 drew on current global issues driving the practice of dispute resolution. Drawing on London’s position as a major international disputes hub, LIDW22 will engage with international perspectives across all sectors and explore how the industry can adapt, evolve and progress in the light of current global challenges.

LIDW22 builds on the success of our inaugural year in 2019 and our fully virtual event in 2021. LIDW strives to be forward-thinking and inclusive, demonstrating legal London’s commitment to diversity. London holds international appeal as a global centre for dispute resolution – whether through its courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination or negotiation – built upon a rich tradition of English law dating back to the Magna Carta.

We look forward to welcoming you to LIDW in May 2022.


With its theme: Dispute Resolution-Global, Sustainable, Ethical?, LIDW22 will, through a series of events held both physically and virtually, take a critical look at the future of dispute resolution and its place in the post pandemic world. The centrepiece of the Week will be a two-day conference held at Central Hall Westminster at which leading practitioners, judges, arbitrators and all those involved in the dispute resolution business will consider the important matters that affect our clients. We will look not only at how disputes will be resolved in the future, considering matters such as witness recollection and how negotiation strategy is changing, but also about our place in the business world, as ESG and wellbeing are increasingly on the agenda. The nature of international trade and therefore disputes is also changing: we will look at cyber and crypto issues and the rise of class actions. The conference will also feature keynote addresses from leading figures in the judiciary, UK Government, and more.

The week will also feature for the first time a day dedicated to discussion of dispute resolution across a number of jurisdictions as we “follow the disputes sun” from Asia through to the West Coast of the US as well as our regular member organised events covering a wide range of topics, some familiar and some new for this year, reflecting our changed market.

The LIDW22 conference programme will also be complemented by social events to enable our delegates to make new connections and to re-make those that have been lost over the last 2 years, including a drinks reception at a prestigious central London location and an event, featuring the ever popular Law Rocks, organised for our young and young at heart delegates.

We look forward to welcoming you to LIDW in May 2022.

11:00 - 12:30 (BST)
11:00 - 12:30 (BST)

Our sponsors

LIDW is pleased to welcome and partner with our sponsors for LIDW22. Please click on the sponsor logo for additional sponsor information.

We thank all our sponsors for their invaluable support.

Platinum Sponsors

Our supporters

LIDW is pleased to have the support of the following institutional supporters and government departments

Institutional supporters

Government departments


Event FAQs
  • LIDW22 core conference sessions and member-hosted events

    Registration for LIDW22 provides access to a two-day hybrid conference at Westminster Central Hall at its centre and a series of events hosted by LIDW members around our theme of Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical?

    Registration for all of this years sessions will be done centrally.

  • Do I need to pre-book my place onto specific sessions?

    Both in-person and virtual tickets will provide you with access to all of the sessions that form part of the main two-day hybrid conference. The drinks reception, GAR and LIDW member hosted events will require pre-booking as part of your registration and will be subject to capacities.

  • What time zone is LIDW22 being held in?

    The times of all sessions stated within the event programme will be BST.

    You can check what time(s) this will be for you by clicking here.

General FAQs
  • What is London International Disputes Week (LIDW)?

    In late 2017, a group of London-based legal professionals  collaborated to discuss how promote globally English law and London as a leading centre for international dispute resolution and to celebrate its rich heritage.

    This group developed to an association of over 60 founders and supporting institutions who joined together to present the inaugural LIDW event in May 2019.

    In October 2019, representatives from the group incorporated ‘London International Disputes Week Limited’ under the Companies Act 2006 as a private, not-for-profit organisation.

    The day-to-day activities of LIDW are led by member volunteers, made up of a core committee and sub-committees. LIDW is supported in its work by First Event, a leading UK event management company and Byfield Consultancy, a leading legal communications company.

    For more information, click here.

  • Where is LIDW22 taking place?

    This year LIDW’s two-day hybrid conference will be hosted at Central Hall Westminster on Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 May 2022, with LIDW member hosted events being pre-demoinantly hosted virtually.

Registration FAQs
  • How does registration work?

    The cost of registration for the main conference includes in-person attendance at the main LIDW conference and drinks reception, plus virtual access to all events of interest throughout the week, subject to capacities is £450 for a standard ticket and £350 for LIDW members. To check if your company is a member please click here.

    Please note, corporate in-house general counsel and government lawyers will have complimentary access.

    This year we will also be offering a virtual only ticket costing £100, which offers you the chance to attend the entire week, inclusive of the main LIDW conference with the exception of the drinks reception virtually. Again, corporate in-house general counsel and government lawyers will have complimentary access.

    All prices quoted above are excluding VAT. Additionally, access to GAR Live and this year’s party for the young and young at heart have supplmentary costs.

  • Is there an option to attend member hosted events in-person?

    All member-hosted events (Monday, Thursday & Friday) will be available virtual. However, some of the sessions will be offering the opportunity to attend in-person, subject to availability and capacity.

    During registration, for both an in-person ticket of any kind and a virtual ticket, you will be asked if you’d be interested in attending these events in-person should the option be available. If the option is available to you, for any of the sessions you selected, the organiser(s) will be in touch accordingly.