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 3 December 2021, then Fridays from 14 January 2022
1 hour 3 December 2021, then Fridays from 14 January 2022
1.5 to 2 hours Fridays from 14 January 2022
Half a day Fridays from 14 January 2022
1 day 3, 8, 9, 15 and 17 February 2022
8, 17 and 31 March 2022
3 and 12 May 2022
8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 23, 27 and 28 June 2022
4, 11, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 July 2022
then from October 2022
2 days or more Week of 25 July 2022, then from October 2022

Availability for trials

Length of trial Availability
1 to 2 days Weeks of 16 and 23 May 2022
13 and 20 June 2022
7 November 2022
then from January 2023
2 to 3 days Weeks of 16 and 23 May 2022
13 and 20 June 2022
then from January 2023
1 week Weeks of 16 and 23 May 2022
13 June 2022
then from January 2023
2 to 3 weeks From January 2023
4 weeks or more 24 April 2023 onwards
Published 12 August 2015
Last updated 12 November 2021 + show all updates
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