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What we do

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 Mercantile 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 within the Queen’s Bench Division 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 Mercantile Court

General enquiries (London)

Mercantile Court
Rolls Building
Fetter Lane

London
EC4A 1NL

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/rolls-building

General enquiries (Birmingham)

Mercantile Court
Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Hearing Centre
Priory Courts
33 Bull Street

Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 6DS

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

General enquiries (Leeds)

Mercantile Court
Leeds Combined Court Centre
The Courthouse
1 Oxford Row

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3BG

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

General enquiries (Manchester)

Mercantile Court
Manchester Civil and Family Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West

Manchester
Greater Manchester
M60 9DJ

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

General enquiries (Bristol)

Mercantile Court
Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Redcliff Street

Bristol
BS1 6GR

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

General enquiries (Cardiff)

Mercantile Court
Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Park Street

Cardiff
South Wales
CF10 1ET

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

General enquiries (Mold)

Mercantile Court
Wrexham Law Courts
Bodhyfryd

Wrexham
Denbighshire
LL12 7BP

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

Hearings are held at Mold Law Courts but all documents and queries must be sent to Wrexham Law Courts.