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.

March 2019

All criteria of cases other than media and communications

Estimated duration of case Next available date for hearing
trials up to 3 days 3 February to 8 April 2020
trials up to 5 days 21 April to 31 July 2020
trials over 5 days but under 20 days 21 April to 31 July 2020
trials over 4 weeks 1 October to 18 December 2020

Media and communications cases

Estimated duration of case Next available date for hearing
trials up to 5 days 1 October to 21 December 2019
trials over 5 days but under 10 days 1 October to 21 December 2019
trials over 10 days but under 20 days 13 January to 8 April 2020

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Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 17 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated trial windows 17.5.19
  2. Updated 16.4.19
  3. First published.