What the Circuit Commercial Court does

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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
  • confidential information
  • injunctions

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 Court 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.

Court information

Contact the Circuit Commercial Court

General enquiries (London)

Circuit Commercial Court
Rolls Building
Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1NL
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 7947 6112

Opening hours and facilities:
https://www.find-court-tribunal.service.gov.uk/courts/rolls-building-business-and-property-courts-of-england-wales

General enquiries (Birmingham)

Circuit Commercial Court
Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing Centre
Priory Courts
33 Bull Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 6DS
United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 681 4441

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/birmingham-civil-and-family-justice-centre

General enquiries (Bristol)

Circuit Commercial Court
Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Redcliff Street
Bristol
BS1 6GR
United Kingdom

Telephone

0117 366 4800

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/bristol-civil-and-family-justice-centre

General enquiries (Cardiff and Mold)

Circuit Commercial Court
Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Park Street
Cardiff
South Wales
CF10 1ET
United Kingdom

Telephone

029 2037 6400

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/cardiff-civil-and-family-justice-centre

General enquiries (Leeds)

Circuit Commercial Court
Leeds Combined Court Centre
The Courthouse
1 Oxford Row
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3BG
United Kingdom

Telephone

0113 306 2800

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/leeds-combined-court-centre

General enquiries (Liverpool)

Liverpool Civil and Family Court
35 Vernon Street
Liverpool
L2 2BX
United Kingdom

Telephone

0151 296 2200

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/liverpool-civil-and-family-court

General enquiries (Manchester)

Circuit Commercial Court
Manchester Civil and Family Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M60 9DJ
United Kingdom

Telephone

0161 240 5305

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/manchester-county-and-family-court