The Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution (The Alliance), established by Rashda Rana SC and Lucy Greenwood, has announced the date of the formal launch in London. High Performance Counsel to act as Media Partner. 

New York, NY – (Jan. 23, 2018) –The Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution (The Alliance), has announced the date of the formal launch which is to take place at Ashurst in London on 25th January 2018. It is to be the first of a rolling series of launch events to take place around the globe over 2018. HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL™ is pleased to be one of The Alliance’s first media partners, supporting The Alliance in the long road ahead.

“Lucy Greenwood and I are delighted to be able to announce the launch of The Alliance. It is a venture that we have been working very hard to put together. We will be announcing the new Council of The Alliance at the launch,” said Rashda Rana SC, co-founder of The Alliance. “At The Alliance, we are committed to working with like-minded people and organizations in a collaborative and inclusive manner to improve and advance the position of all those in the dispute resolution community globally who are treated unjustly and unfairly.”

David Kinnear, Founder & CEO of High Performance Counsel Media Group, said, “The launch of The Alliance and initiatives of this nature are to be welcomed. This activity is indicative of much-needed change and progressive thinking in the legal industry, which itself must now shift gears. From our own inception, we have been advocates of Diversity and Inclusion – not as a check-the-box item and not simply as a philosophical feel-good item. We see this as a cornerstone of the modern legal industry – fundamentally embracing people for who they are – and reflecting the client base that is being served. Those who get it will thrive since they will also tap into a diverse and extraordinarily talented pool of individuals. In turn, this is appealing for today’s younger generations coming through. In short, it’s competitively smart.

About The Alliance

The Alliance is a not for profit organization formed to advocate for increased diversity in the international dispute resolution community. As an association, it promotes inclusivity in all aspects of the dispute resolution world. The Alliance’s core offerings are the Forum, the List and the Workshop.

The Forum is the virtual gathering space where practitioners can meet to discuss topics such as career progression, harassment, ethical dilemmas and arbitration practice and procedure.

The List is the extensive database of practicing international arbitrators to help identify the most suitable arbitrator for your dispute. The Alliance invites all members to upload their details on this database.

The Workshop is a bespoke one day training programme for international dispute resolution practitioners.  It is the only training programme to address the challenges faced by practitioners in developing a more diverse community. For more information and to join, please visit

About High Performance Counsel

HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL™ is a leading legal industry publication featuring the individuals, organizations and solutions driving innovation and change in the modern legal industry over the next decade. Delivering high quality thought-leadership and commentary, it is published online and via eMagazine formats. It has seen a significant uptick in interest in both the technical and business leadership issues raised by this sector evolution and keen readership support in the thought-leadership formats used to cover it. The #BakersDozen and #FearlessLaw interview series have proven very popular – bringing forward the leadership experience and perspective of senior figures in the sector. For more information, visit


Rashda Rana SC
Co-Founder The Alliance

Harry Buck
High Performance Counsel Media Group