The Circuit Commercial Court was formerly known as the Mercantile Court.
We handle commercial and business disputes. Cases that we hear include:
disputes over contracts and business documents
insurance and reinsurance
sale of goods
import, export and transport (‘carriage’) of goods
professional negligence in commercial circumstances (eg solicitors and accountants)
issues relating to arbitration awards
restraint of trade
banking and financial services
agency and management agreements
share sale agreements
There are no restrictions on the size of claims which can be brought to the Circuit Commercial Court. Cases will ordinarily be heard if they are of a genuine business nature and appropriate for the court.
Who we are
We are a specialist court, part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice.
We are based at the Rolls Building in London and also at district registries across England and Wales. Cases are normally heard by specialist senior circuit judges who are authorised to sit as High Court judges. Some cases may be heard by Commercial Court judges.