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Lord Reed, London International Disputes Week – Supreme Court
- May 16, 2022
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London International Disputes Week
Keynote Address, 11 May 2022
I am very pleased to have been invited to address you this morning. In my remarks, I am going to consider some of the factors which underpin London’s position as a leading centre of international legal services. In particular, I would like to focus on the impact of two factors on our economic performance in that field: first, international confidence in this country’s lawyers and judiciary, and secondly, this country’s reputation for respecting the rule of law. I am going to suggest that those factors are crucial to our success in the international market in legal services and in attracting international investment, and thus to our prosperity as a nation. I’m also going to suggest that the City, and you in particular as lawyers involved in the provision of international legal services, have a stake in the quality and independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, and an equally important stake in the reputation of our country for respecting the rule of law.
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