Frequently Asked Questions

Event FAQs

As part of your registration you should receive an email from the LIDW event team advising you of the joining instructions. If you have not received this email please email [email protected].

You do not need to download any software to access the event. 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. 

If you are on a work network or device, you may need to speak with your IT department or network administrator to ensure access. When you do, please give them this website to whitelist Additionally, you may wish to click here to understand if any further whitelisting is required to ensure you have access to our networking area. Alternatively, you are also welcome to join the event from a personal device if your work device is still restricting access. 

If at any point you have difficulty loading the website or seeing the stream, we recommend hard-refreshing your browser (typically Ctrl and F5 or Crtl, Shift and R), and ensure that you close any other video conferencing tool you may have used recently. 

For any further technical help, either before or on the day please contact [email protected]

Registration for LIDW21 provides access to a virtual conference encompassing 16 sessions delivered by leading experts in their fields, 4 unmissable keynote addresses by high-profile dispute resolution figures, and many opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world.

The LIDW21 conference programme will also be complemented by a number of official LIDW member-hosted events on a wide range of topics spanning different sectors and forms of dispute resolution. Member-hosted events will be added to the agenda, along with more information regarding the core conference sessions (highlighted throughout the programme), in the run-up to May 2021, so keep checking back for even more opportunities to take part in LIDW21.

Official LIDW Member-hosted events will be coordinated and hosted by LIDW Members rather than by LIDW itself. As such, LIDW is not responsible for the organisation or content of LIDW member-hosted sessions.

Registration for member-hosted events will be dealt with separately from registration for LIDW21. To register for member-hosted events (when they appear on the programme), click on the relevant links in the programme for further information.

No. You will have access to all core programme as part of your ticket and more information will be included in our joining instructions for the event that will be communicated to those who have registered a week prior to the event.

For access to any other events taking place during this week please contact each individual event organiser or visit their websites to register. Details relating to these events can be found within the event programme.

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.

All core sessions will be available to view on demand shortly after they have finished. Sessions will be available exclusively to those who have purchased a ticket to LIDW21. 

Yes. Throughout the week we have scheduled time allocated to networking and this will take place in our dedicated networking area.

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 will be hosted virtually and will take place between 10-14 May 2021. Joining instructions for the event will be communicated to those who have registered a week prior to the event.

LIDW21 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 click here.

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

Registration FAQs

You can register for the LIDW21 by clicking here. The cost of registration on or before 31st March 2021 is £160. After this point, registration will increase to £200. This includes access to all sessions within the core programme and are highlighted within the event programme.

This year we will also be welcoming young practitioners and students and registration for these individuals will cost £120 on or before 31st March 2021, and £150 after. 

Firm tickets, entitling access to the event for a number of members of an organisation, are available to LIDW Members. If you are interested in purchasing a firm ticket please contact [email protected]

Registration for any other events taking place during the week is separate – please contact each individual event organiser or visit their websites to register. Details relating to these events can be found within the event programme.

All prices quoted above are excluding VAT.

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 [email protected]

All tickets for the conference are non-refundable. However, if you are no longer be able to attend LIDW21, 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 LIDW21, you may transfer your entire registration to someone else from the same organisation.

Registration will remain open throughout the event but in order to take advantage of the early bird pricing we do invite you to register on or before 31st March 2021.

Press passes are available. To find out more please contact [email protected].