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April 2022

Ula Cartwright-Finch
Managing Director at Cortex Capital


Dr Ula Cartwright-Finch is Managing Director of Cortex Capital, a consultancy that uses psychology and neuroscience to solve challenges in business and law. Ula trains and advises lawyers, arbitrators and experts on topics including virtual hearings, witness memory & interviewing, negotiation and decision-making. She also works with a range of corporate and banking clients on leadership, diversity & inclusion and wellbeing programmes.

Ula’s professional background and experience are unique. Her commercial knowledge stems from 12 years as an international lawyer specialising in international arbitration, based in London, Hong Kong and Madrid. She also has first-hand experience in regulatory, risk and compliance in investment bank and telecoms firms.

This experience is framed by a deep understanding of psychology and the science of human behaviour. She holds a MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from University College London. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Warwick University, where she conducts original research which informs her training and consultancy with the most cutting-edge ideas.

Ula served as Scientific Advisor to the ICC Task Force on the Accuracy of Fact Testimony in International Arbitration. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Agenda Sessions

  • Talking ourselves out of a job – negotiation tactics in dishonesty cases


Speakers at this event