The City Disputes Panel (CDP) creates and supplies bespoke conflict management and dispute resolution solutions. We provide services that are tailored to meet the needs of the City and the financial services industry, commercial corporations and all who do business with them, in the UK and internationally.


What we do

We offer innovative approaches to conflicts in business, that provide tangible benefits by preserving commercial relationships, protecting corporate image and allowing leaders to focus resources on core activities.  We can provide assistance in all forms of commercial dispute and offer effective solutions for:


  • Insurance and reinsurance matters
  • Insolvency situations
  • Commercial property issues
  • Market regulatory and supervisory bodies
  • Relationship issues with key executives
  • Multiple & Group claims and class actions


Key partnerships

The City Disputes Panel was founded in 1994 with the support of the Bank of England, the City of London Corporation, the CBI, the Financial Services Authority and Lloyd’s of London.


The CDP’s distinguished panels of judicial, financial sector and field specific expertise are now supplemented by the many specialist practitioners within the international membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a registered charity that acts as a global professional standards body. 


CDP continues to provide traditional excellence as a specialist in large or complicated disputes and as a source of advice and expertise to the City. It is a key resource for City businesses and practitioners, who can obtain impartial advice on conflict management and dispute resolution and explore innovative, cost effective solutions that provide alternatives to conventional referral to the courts.