International dispute resolution forum to make virtual return

The UK justice secretary is set to be the keynote speaker

International dispute resolution forum to make virtual return

The organising committee of London International Disputes Week (LIDW) has announced that the forum will be returning in May as a fully virtual conference.

The forum was first held in 2019 as a collaboration between over 60 founders and supporting member institutions, including law firms, barristers’ chambers, experts, academics, legal commentators, and dispute resolution organisations.

The upcoming edition will be held from May 10 to 14 with a program that will draw on current global issues facing the sector, including the role of London in a decentralised world, digital advocacy, social and environmental responsibility and issues, the mental health challenges faced in the legal profession, and the role of technology.

Additionally, UK justice secretary Robert Buckland will discuss London’s position as a major international seat for dispute resolution as keynote speaker.

“We are pleased to once again bring LIDW to the international disputes community, through this virtual conference,” said Richard Bamforth, chair of the LIDW organising committee. “This year has solidified the importance of discussing the future of disputes resolution in an ever-changing world, both in London and globally. By evolving the conference into a virtual-only event, we are able to ensure that we can engage with audiences across the globe.  We look forward to welcoming our speakers and engaging with our peers and drive forward the resolution of international disputes.”

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