History of LAWorld

LAWorld was established in 1997 when several prominent European lawyers, all members of the International Bar Association, met in London at the invitation of an English law firm, Kenneth Elliott & Rowe. These firms formed LAWorld, a legal network of mid sized European law firms who were able to communicate quickly and effectively using the latest internet technology. Email was a critical route to connect these lawyers to quality cost efficient legal advice for their international clients throughout Europe.

LAWorld Ltd is a company registered in the UK.

In 1999 the network was expanded to welcome member firms from The Americas and Asia/Pacific regions and has continued to grow every year since.

To facilitate overall administration and to develop marketing initiatives for the network, the network has an Executive Office based in Europe.

Members meet in person at least once a year at the annual conference and AGM and also at Regional meetings and through the International Bar Association Conferences.

The future

The principal aim for LAWorld is to focus on strategic member expansion in new jurisdictions, develop effective marketing programmes for its members and continue its commitment to delivering quality legal services anywhere in the world.


LAWorld News

Nexsen Pruet expands litigation practice in South Carolina, USA

Two experienced property subrogation lawyers have joined Nexsen Pruet, LAWorld’s member firm in Charlotte, South Carolina, USA, which expands the scope of business litigation services provided to clients.

Hunter Quick has been a trial lawyer for 34 years and has tried more than 80 cases and arbitrations to verdict or award and obtained multiple million-dollar recoveries. Lee Falls has nearly a decade of experience that also includes litigating construction disputes. 

“Hunter and Lee take our litigation practice to the next level,” said John Sowards, Nexsen Pruet Board Chairman. “Not only do they bring significant experience in the area of subrogation, but they have also represented clients in a range of industry sectors on a range of issues. They underscore our commitment to being able to handle any challenges that any business faces.”

 Both attorneys come to Nexsen Pruet from Charlotte-based Quick, Widis & Nalibotsky, PLLC.  Quick was in the Charlotte office of Cozen O’Connor from 1990-2006, handling large property loss subrogation cases.  In addition to their subrogation practice, they bring experience in handling complex multi-party liability cases, as well as copyright and trademark infringement and cases involving contracts, royalty disputes, libel and First Amendment issues.

Quick earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College, his master’s degree from Marshall University, and his law degree from West Virginia University. Falls earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from the Duke University School of Law.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.  For further information, contact Val Stieglitz at vstieglitz@nexsenpruet.com 

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Upcoming Events

LAWorld Annual Conference (Cape Town) from 5pm on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2016 to 2pm on Friday the 8th of April, 2016

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Bratislava) from 5pm on Friday the 5th of February, 2016 to 5pm on Saturday the 6th of February, 2016

North and South America Regional Meeting (Miami) from 6pm on Wednesday the 11th of November, 2015 to 2pm on Friday the 13th of November, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Milan) from 5pm on Friday the 18th of September, 2015 to 5pm on Saturday the 19th of September, 2015

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