Circuit Commercial Court guide

Detailed guidance for lawyers and businesses on how to bring a business dispute to the Circuit Commercial Court.


Circuit Commercial Court guide


The document includes information on:

  • writing to the other side
  • starting a case
  • what to put in the particulars of claim
  • how cases are managed
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • applying for injunctions
  • sharing documents
  • arranging witness statements
  • pre-trial reviews
  • what happens at the trial
  • orders to pay legal costs
  • representing yourself in court
  • arbitration claims

You should read the guide alongside the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions for the court.

Published 8 November 2012
Last updated 8 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Name change from Mercantile Court guide.
  2. Updated guide published.
  3. New court guide published.
  4. First published.