This breakout session will examine how the legal profession interacts during the life of a dispute – from our clients through to the judiciary. Controversially, the panel will also examine how we engage with opposing counsel. For example, should any regard be had to the personal commitments of others when requiring a brief to be prepared by Monday morning? Amid increasing talk about mental wellbeing in the legal profession, questions like this cannot be ignored.

The session will also explore the practical steps can clients, solicitors, counsel and the judiciary can take to reduce the pressure on lawyers, at all levels in the legal profession. Its speakers will discuss whether there is a role for senior legal professionals (and the judiciary) in setting the tone, helping to eradicate stigma and ensuring that lawyers have the self-awareness and confidence to seek help where needed.

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Plenary Session I: Corporate Counsel Roundtable on the Dispute Resolution Issues that are at the Forefront of Their Agenda

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Breakout 1B: Dispute Resolution and the Game of Attrition. Is ‘Winning at all Cost’ Really Consistent with Well-being and Mental Health in the Legal Profession?

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Breakout 1D: ‘Drop the pilot’/ Prague Rules/IBA Rules/ Tainted Evidence/Questions about Evidence in Dispute Resolution

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Breakout 2A: Paying for Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Alternatives to an Hourly Rate System Pricing / Fee Structures / Funding of Dispute Resolution

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Covid-19 Update - LIDW POSTPONED

To all our colleagues, friends and partners in the international disputes community.

In light of Covid-19, the LIDW events that are currently scheduled to take place in September will be postponed until the week of 10 May 2021.

While this is disappointing, we are keen that the international disputes community is able to make the most of the exciting programme of sessions that we have lined up so we can build on the momentum that LIDW2019 created. We look forward to developing that with you when it is safer for us all to be together in person.

We have been greatly encouraged by the response to the programme and look forward to the rescheduled event delivering crucial insights into the future of the business and law of international dispute resolution. Any ticket purchases already made for the 2020 event will carry over to 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in person in May 2021.

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