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 22 and 29 October 2021, 19 November 2021, 3, 10 and 17 December 2021, Fridays from January 2022
1 hour 22 and 29 October 2021, 3, 10 and 17 December 2021, Fridays from January 2022
1.5 to 2 hours 22 and 29 October, 3, and 17 December 2021, Fridays from January 2022
Half a day 22 and 29 October 2021, 3 and 17 December 2021, Fridays from January 2022
1 day Weeks of 11 April 2022, then from 27 June 2022
2 days or more From 11 July 2022

Availability for trials

Length of trial Availability
1 to 2 days Weeks of 4 and 11 April 2022, 16 and 23 May 2022, 13 and 20 June 2022, then from January 2023
2 to 3 days Week of 4 April 2022, 16 and 23 May 2022, 13 June 2022, then from January 2023
1 week Weeks of 16 and 23 May 2022, then from January 2023
2 to 3 weeks From January 2023
4 weeks or more From March 2023
Published 12 August 2015
Last updated 13 October 2021 + show all updates
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