Now in its fifth year, LIDW24 will run from 3 to 7 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, showcasing London’s position as a leading centre for international dispute resolution.
Lady Carr made history in October 2023 as the first woman to be appointed Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales and President of the Courts of England & Wales. The Lady Chief Justice will deliver her keynote speech on 4 June at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, the largest venue the conference has yet been held in.
Speaking about the event, the Lady Chief Justice 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 focus on the issues most important 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 meeting 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 and clients.
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 provides countless opportunities to engage with international peers on the topics shaping the dispute resolution landscape.
Tickets are available to purchase at here. For more information and updates, visit https://lidw.co.uk/, as well as LIDW’s social channels on X (@LIDW_) and LinkedIn (@London International Disputes Week).
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