Frequently Asked Questions

Event FAQs

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. 

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. 

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.

All sessions will be in English and there will be no translation.

Yes. Throughout the main two-day hybrid conference we have scheduled time allocated to networking. 

Pre-event instructions for the two-day hyrbid conference will be communicated to you in a separate email in the week prior to the event and the organisers for our member hosted sessions, as well as GAR Live and this year’s party for the young and young at heart, will be in touch with you separately prior to LIDW22.

If you have not received instructions by Friday 6 May 2022 please email lidw@firstevent.co.uk.

You do not need to download any software to access the main two-day hybrid conference. However, we do recommend that for the best experience you use a PC / Laptop with Google Chrome browser. If you do not have Google Chrome on your laptop/computer, you can find instructions on how to download the application by clicking here.

To ensure the best experience please do make sure you have a stable and good internet connection. We suggest disconnecting from any VPN connection and join using a hardwire where ever possible. 

For any further technical help, either before or on the day, in relation to the main two-day hybrid conference please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk. Please note, any LIDW member hosted sessions will communicate their requirements separately. 

The dress code for this year’s two-day hybrid conference at Central Hall Westminster and official drinks reception on Tuesday 10 May 2022 is business attire.  

General FAQs

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.

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.

LIDW22 brings together lawyers, judges, arbitrators, academics, clients, government officials and others involved with dispute resolution from around the world spanning many sectors.

Yes, LIDW has various sponsorship opportunities on offer for the week and these are available to organisations who are suppliers to and supporters of the London/UK dispute resolution infrastructure. For more information, please email lidw@firstevent.co.uk

For any law firms or chambers wishing to become involved with LIDW, please click here to find out more about our membership.

LIDW will adhere to local government guidelines and maintain high health and safety standards so that all attendees that come to our events can continue to do business effectively and network with their peers safely. For the protection and wellbeing of all event attendees, we do recommend that you perform a lateral flow test before attending the event, although this is not a specific requirement. If you test positive for covid, feel unwell or have any covid symptoms, please do not attend the event. Please note our entry policy is subject to change at any time based on a change in local regulations.

Registration FAQs

You can register for the LIDW22 by clicking here.

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.  

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. 

A debit/credit card payment will be required to complete your registration and upon completion, a receipt will be available. If you have any questions, please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk

All tickets for the conference are non-refundable. However, if you are no longer be able to attend LIDW22, you may transfer your entire registration to a colleague from your organisation.

No, you cannot share your pass with anyone else. However, if you are no longer able to attend LIDW22, you may transfer your entire registration to someone else from the same organisation.

Registration will close on Friday 6 May, at 12:00.

Press passes are available. To find out more please contact Michael@byfieldconsultancy.com