Guidance

Commercial Court hearing and trial dates

The earliest available dates (lead times) for hearings and trials at the Commercial Court, based on how long they are expected to last.

The Commercial Court handles the most difficult and high value business disputes.

Smaller and less complex cases are handled by the Circuit Commercial Court which has its own lead times.

The lead times show how long the current wait for a hearing or trial is, based on how long they are expected to last.

Lead times for hearings and trials at the Commercial Court

Availability for applications and case management conferences

Length of hearing Availability
30 minutes 29 October 2021 then Fridays from 19 November 2021
1 hour 29 October 2021 then Fridays from 19 November 2021
1.5 to 2 hours 29 October 2021 then Fridays from 19 November 2021
Half a day 29 October 2021 then Fridays from 19 November 2021
1 day 23 and 24 February 2022, week of 28 February then from 22 March 2022
2 days or more From 4 April 2022

Availability for trials

Length of trial Availability
1 to 2 days From 4 April 2022
2 to 3 days From 4 April 2022
1 week From 4 April 2022
2 to 3 weeks From 7 November 2022
4 weeks or more From April 2023
Published 12 August 2015
Last updated 21 July 2021 + show all updates
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