Event FAQs

What is London International Disputes Week (LIDW)?

  • In late 2017, a group of London-based legal professionals collaborated to discuss how to globally promote 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 TMB Events, a leading UK event management company and Portland Communications, a leading strategic communications firm, specialising in litigation and disputes.
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Where is LIDW taking place?

  • This year LIDW’s one-day hybrid conference will be hosted at 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 16 May 2023.
  • The International Day on Monday 15 May 2023 will be hosted at three locations, all within a short walk of one another to enable delegates to attend the sessions they wish. The venues are: Mayer Brown’s offices (201 Bishopsgate), Herbert Smith Freehill’s offices (Exchange House, Primrose Street) and Allen & Overy’s offices (One Bishops Square).
  • LIDW member hosted events are taking place at a number of locations across London from Wednesday 17 May– Friday 19 May. They will be predominantly hybrid events. A variety of social events are also taking place throughout the week at venues across central London.

Who is attending LIDW23?

  • LIDW23 brings together lawyers, judges, arbitrators, academics, clients, government officials and others involved with dispute resolution from around the world spanning many sectors.

What is the difference between the main conference and member hosted events?

  • The main conference will be held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, is organised by the committee, and will host a series of sessions throughout the day. There will also be extensive networking opportunities and a drinks reception.
  • The member hosted events will be held at various venues around London. They are typically shorter sessions often accompanied by further networking opportunities. Delegates can build their own agenda, suited to their interests, from the schedule of member-hosted events.

Do I need to pre-book my place onto specific sessions?

  • Both in-person and virtual tickets will provide you with access to all the sessions that form part of the main one-day hybrid conference.
  • You will need to pre-register for all other events running throughout the week. You will be able to do this through the LIDW23 website.

What time zone is LIDW23 being held in?

  • The times of all sessions stated within the event programme will be BST

Will you be offering translation services?

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

Will there be any networking opportunities available?

  • Yes. At all events throughout the week there will be extensive networking opportunities.

Joining Instructions

  • Pre-event instructions for the one-day hybrid 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 LIDW23.
  • If you have not received instructions by Friday 12 May 2023 please email LIDW@tmb-events.com

How do I get to 8 Northumberland Avenue?

  • We would recommend travelling by public transport as there is no parking at the venue.
  • The nearest underground stations are Embankment and Charing Cross. The nearest mainline station is Charing Cross.

What technology/software do I require to participate in LIDW23 virtually?

  • You do not need to download any software to access the main one-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 make sure you have a stable and good internet connection. We suggest disconnecting from any VPN connection and join using a hardwire wherever possible.
  • For any further technical help, either before or on the day, in relation to the main one-day hybrid conference please contact LIDW@tmb-events.com . Please note, any LIDW member hosted sessions will communicate their requirements separately.

What is the dress code?

  • The dress code for this year’s one-day hybrid conference at 8 Northumberland Avenue and official drinks reception on Tuesday 16 May 2023 is business attire.

Can I attend the Tuesday drinks reception without having been to the Conference?

  • The drinks reception following the conference is for delegates only due to limited capacity.

Registration FAQs

How does registration work?

Is there an option to attend member hosted events in-person?

  • The majority of member-hosted events (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) will be available to attend in person, subject to availability and capacity. Registration for these events is available via the LIDW23 website.

Will I be given an invoice for the event?

  • 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@tmb-events.com

What is your cancellation policy?

  • All tickets for the conference are non-refundable. However, if you are no longer be able to attend LIDW23, you may transfer your entire registration to a colleague from your organisation.

When do I need to register by?

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

I am a member of the press. Can I register for a press pass?

  • A limited number of in person press passes are available. We are also able to provide online access to members of the press. To find out more please contact LIDW@portland-communications.com

General FAQs

I am travelling from abroad, where is the best place to stay?

  • There is also a hotel at 8 Northumberland Avenue – Club Quarters hotel. Bookings can be made here
  • As 8 Northumberland Avenue is located in central London, just off Trafalgar Square, there is a wide selection of hotels nearby to suit all budgets.

Can I sponsor LIDW?

  • Yes, LIDW has various sponsorship opportunities on offer for the week. For more information, please email LIDW@tmb-events.com.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • 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.