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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: The Future for the UK’s jurisdiction and English law after Brexit

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My role as Chancellor is to lead the Business & Property Courts of England and Wales, that we have just introduced in order to bring together the jurisdictions that deal with financial, business, and commercial dispute resolution. The Business and Property Courts are housed in the Rolls Building in London where some 40-50 Business & Property Courts judges hearing business and commercial cases, financial services cases, competition cases, technology and construction cases, property cases, insolvency cases, company reconstruction cases, and intellectual property cases, sit every day. That is one of the biggest dedicated business courts in the world. The Business & Property Courts also sit in 7 regional centres across England & Wales.  One of the main purposes of the creation of the Business & Property Courts has been the objective of ensuring that high quality business judges are available across the country, not just in London.

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