Covid-19 Update

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Following the updated guidance and measures introduced by the UK Government, we are monitoring the situation closely. At present, our intention is to proceed with the running of this event as planned in September 2020, but in line with best practice, we are keeping this under review as the situation develops. We will provide further updates in due course and we would like to reassure all our members and supporters that should the coronavirus pandemic result in disruption to LIDW 2020, all necessary steps and decisions will ​be taken at the appropriate time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

The main event will take place at Central Hall Westminster. The evening drinks reception will take place at Banqueting House, approximately a 10-minute walk from the main conference venue. There are also several fringe events taking place around the main conference that are being co-ordinated by different organisations. For fringe event location information, see relevant event site.

LIDW2020 brings together lawyers, judges, arbitrators, academics, clients, government officials and others involved with dispute resolution from around the world spanning many sectors.

Due to our data policies, it is not possible for us to provide a list of registrants.

The dress code is smart business attire.

Yes, LIDW is launching an app for LIDW2020. Look out for details by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn. The app will put details of the different sessions and access to the various social media hubs at your fingertips throughout the event.

If you have any access requirements, please contact us at lidw@firstevent.co.uk as far as possible in advance of the event so that arrangements can be made.

Yes, LIDW has various sponsorship opportunities on offer for the week. To discuss these further and receive more details please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk

Event FAQs

All speaking opportunities for LIDW2020 have been filled. To enquire about getting involved next year, please contact us at lidw@firstevent.co.uk.

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available throughout the conference. Details will be provided at the venue.

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

There are no current plans to stream the sessions live.

Yes, key materials from the conference will be available on the event app.

Yes, refreshments will be provided throughout the conference and drinks reception. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk.

Registration FAQs

You can register for the main conference through the LIDW2020 website. The cost of registration on or before 15th May is £300. After this point, registration will increase to £350. This includes access to all sessions at the main conference and the drinks reception.

As some sessions are being held simultaneously, you will be given the option when registering to select the sessions you most wish to attend (you may be able to modify these choices nearer the time of the conference, subject to availability). Whilst we will do our best to ensure individuals are able to attend their first choices, we cannot guarantee that this will always be possible.

Registration for the Young Lawyers DR Conference is separate and costs £75 on or before 15th May, and £100 after. This includes access to the morning sessions and lunch but does not include access to the rest of the main conference.

Registration for any other events taking place during the week is separate – please contact each individual event organiser or visit their websites to register.

All prices quoted above are excluding VAT and subject to a booking fee of £10 +VAT.

Yes, at checkout once the order is confirmed and the payment has been processed an invoice will be automatically generated.

All tickets for the conference are non-refundable. But, if you are no longer be able to attend LIDW2020, you may transfer your entire registration to a colleague from your organisation

No, you cannot share your pass with anyone else. But, if you are no longer able to attend LIDW2020, you may transfer your entire registration to someone else from the same organisation.

There is no deadline for registration. But capacity is limited and we are expecting a high demand for tickets. Tickets are  offered on a first-come-first-served basis,  so register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Press passes are available. To register interest for a press pass, please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk

Travel FAQs

For more information about local hotels please contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk.

You may need a VISA to visit the UK. To find out more, please visit the UK Government website here. LIDW can provide a visa letter if needed. Please  contact lidw@firstevent.co.uk with your details and to arrange this.