Burford Asks: A conversation with Helen Dodds Part I

 An edited transcript of their conversation appears below. Michael Redman: Helen, as we celebrate International Disputes Week here in London, what are some of the key themes that you expect to emerge from the sessions? Helen Dodds: Following last year’s theme, which was “global, sustainable, ethical”, this year’s theme is “adapting to a changing world”. […]

Governing Law Risks in International Business Transactions by Philip Wood CBE KC

‘The Oxera Report was the first serious report into the economic value of English Law as a platform for international business transactions. Philip Wood’s book is another important first: it is the first serious analysis of the risks which international businesses should be considering when they choose a legal platform for their commercial transactions. Legal […]

A round up of London International Disputes Week (LIDW)

Following an engaging week of topics, debate and discussion, we reflect on LIDW 2022. Leading figures in the judiciary, UK Government, and more covered current global issues in dispute resolution, including: sustainability; corporate social, ethical and environmental responsibility; the wellbeing challenges of ‘winning at all costs’; climate change disputes; witness recollection; trade challenges in a […]

The global reach of English Law

What can data science tell us about the role of English law in driving global commerce and the threats and opportunities for Global Britain? There has been growing discussion among legal scholars over the past two decades of an emerging “global community of courts” composed of a network of judicial dialogue across national borders.  Improved international travel and new […]

English law – another great trade for Singapore and the UK

LegalUK’s Helen Dodds has written an article for Singapore’s Business Times about the value of English law. She states that while the ground-breaking UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement published on Dec 9 enables these 2 nations to reach across the globe to share valuable information and technology services, there is another, much older, business platform that […]