Guidance

Queen's Bench hearing and trial dates

Details of the earliest available dates for hearings and trials at the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, based on how long they are expected to last.

All criteria of cases other than media and communications

Estimated duration of case Next available date for hearing
trials up to 3 days 1 to 30 July 2021 then 1 October 2021 to 30 November 2021
trials up to 5 days 11 January to 13 April 2022
trials over 5 days but under 10 days 1 February to 13 April 2022
trials over 10 days but under 20 days 1 February to 13 April 2022
trials over 4 weeks but under 8 weeks 28 February to 27 May 2022
trials over 8 weeks 26 April to 29 July 2022

Media and communications cases

Estimated duration of case Next available date for hearing
trials up to 5 days 8 June to 30 July 2021
trials over 5 days but under 10 days 5 July to 30 July 2021 and 4 October to 12 November 2021
trials over 10 days but under 20 days 4 October to 21 December 2021

For enquiries please contact qbjudgeslistingoffice@justice.gov.uk

Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 14 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Trial dates updated.

  2. Hearing and trial dates updated.

  3. Updated 8 January 2021

  4. Dates updated.

  5. Trial periods updated.

  6. Hearing and trial dates updated.

  7. Hearing and trial dates updated.

  8. Dates updated.

  9. Listings updated.

  10. Trial periods updated.

  11. Times updated.

  12. Trial dates for media and communications cases amended.

  13. Trial periods updated

  14. Times updated 20 August.

  15. Removed 'March 2019' title and updated windows

  16. Updated final line 18.6.19

  17. Updated trial windows 17.5.19

  18. Updated 16.4.19

  19. First published.