PRESS RELEASE: 8 February 2024, London
London International Disputes Week (LIDW) has today announced the Rt Hon. the Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, will address delegates at this year’s Core Conference. Tickets are now available on the 2024 event website.
In its fifth year, LIDW24 will occur across five days from Monday, 3rd, to Friday, 7th of June. Under the theme, ‘Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity’, this year’s series of keynote lectures, panel discussions, and networking events is poised to be the most expansive yet. The week showcases London’s position as a leading centre for international dispute resolution.
The Lady Chief Justice will deliver her keynote speech during the Core Conference Day on Tuesday 4th, June, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre – the largest venue the conference has been held in to date.
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, on her keynote at the conference, said:
“I am pleased to be addressing delegates at LIDW24 this June.
The international dispute resolution community is fundamental to upholding the rule of law, the proper functioning of society, the facilitation of international trade and investment, and supporting the global economy.
LIDW has an ambitious programme, and I look forward to taking part as Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales.”
The focus on ‘uniting’ as a core element of LIDW24 sets the stage for increased international and in-house attendance and private practice lawyers. The week’s agenda will be bigger and better as LIDW attracts a broader range of participants. This includes the introduction of two networking hubs to provide more opportunities for delegates to connect, on top of dozens of member-hosted events, which will offer the chance for more in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics and a dedicated day on international arbitration.
LIDW’s Core Conference promises to capture the most important issues to disputes professionals. The agenda will cover topics such as how to think about Artificial Intelligence in the law, risk and reputation, the future of disputes funding, and cross-border enforcement issues. There will also be a discussion with senior in-house lawyers about achieving client dispute resolution needs in today’s international business environment. Panel discussions will be led by internationally renowned experts – including senior judges, arbitrators, lawyers, experts, clients and more.
Henrietta Jackson-Stops, Co-Chair of LIDW, said:
“We are thrilled to announce the release of tickets for LIDW24 and our first keynote speaker, the Lady Chief Justice, Lady Carr. This year’s conference encourages discussion, debate, and collaboration across all aspects of dispute resolution, including the growth of mediation, which I am personally delighted to see will be topically discussed during the week.”.
With almost 500 speakers and over 100 panel sessions, LIDW23 brought together 3,000 in-person delegates, over 1,000 virtual delegates, and nearly 800 international delegates. The world-class programme of events and opportunities to engage with international peers on the topics shaping the dispute resolution landscape.
LIDW will be announcing further topics and the full agenda in due course.
Tickets are available to purchase at https://2024.lidw.co.uk/