About us


LegalUK’s purpose is to promote English law as an international platform, as the governing law of choice for international business and as a national asset.

LegalUK was established in 2017 by the Lord Chief Justice, as a group drawn from major stakeholders across the legal sector including solicitors, barristers, arbitrators and industry bodies. The group meets regularly and is committed to the promotion of English law and dispute resolution and its recognition as a significant platform for the wider economy.

English law facilitates global commerce and is of significant value to the UK. LegalUK’s core aims are, in collaboration with stakeholders: to promote English law as a brand, both nationally and internationally; to increase the use of English law internationally; and to enhance the UK’s position as a leading global centre for dispute resolution.

LegalUK’s directors are:

Richard Bamforth

Partner CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP and Member of the Board of London International Disputes Week

Guy Beringer

CBE, KC (Hon)

Helen Dodds

Member of the LawtechUK Commercial Dispute Resolution Taskforce, Honorary Senior Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE

International arbitrator and former Lady Justice of the Court of Appeal

Elliot Moss

Partner and Chief Brand Officer, Mishcon de Reya

Professor Richard Susskind OBE

Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Jonathan Wood

Head of International Arbitration, RPC, Chair of the Board of Trustees, CIArb, Director, London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation