Guidance

Trial date windows for Chancery division

Details of dates when trials are likely to take place at the Chancery division of the High Court.

About trial date windows

Chancery cases are usually given a five-day window during which they are listed to start at the High Court.

Most trials begin on the first or second day of the window.

Length of trial Trial held within these dates Final day for appointment to fix trial date
1 to 2 days April 2021 to July 2021 7 December 2020
Between 2 and 5 days November 2021 to January 2022 7 December 2020
Between 5 and 10 days January 2022 to April 2022 7 December 2020
Over 10 days February 2022 onwards 7 December 2020

Next available date to list an application hearing before a High Court Judge:

Time estimate Next hearing date Final day for appointment to fix application date
Half a day or less January 2021 7 December 2020
1 day February 2021 7 December 2020
More than 1 day February 2021 7 December 2020
Published 22 November 2016
Last updated 6 November 2020 + show all updates
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