Newcastle Circuit Commercial Court

Business and Property Courts in Newcastle

Newcastle Circuit Commercial Court

Hearings: The Moot Hall, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ
Telephone: 0191 2058751

The Circuit Commercial Court in Newcastle is one of the more recent of the courts to sit full time on circuit. Notwithstanding that it sits in the oldest court in the City, the Moot Hall, it is also the most functional court in the North East with capacity for over 50 attendees.  

Newcastle has forged a reputation as a leader in digital start-ups and bio-sciences. It hosts the British or regional headquarters of a number of leading companies covering the banking, chemical industry, software and housebuilding sectors, amongst others.  

There are several specialist firms and counsel in the locality to service the work of the court. The Newcastle Business and Property Court Forum brings together the various professions which have an interest in commercial and property litigation. The development of commercial litigation in Newcastle was described in a talk to the Forum by Cockerill J. The talk can be found on the Newcastle BPCF website (external link).

The Circuit Commercial Court in Newcastle comprises separate public entrances, tiered seating and facilities for both hybrid hearings and large monitors on both sides of the court for screen sharing. 

The court is a 10 minute walk from the main line station and 20 minutes by car from Newcastle Airport which carries regular domestic and international flights.


HH Judge Davis-White KC was called to the Bar in 1984. He was appointed QC (now KC) in 2003. His practice was grounded in the fields of company, insolvency and financial services law but also encompassed a broad commercial, regulatory and governmental practice.

He was a member of the Attorney-General’s Civil “A” panel, a Senior Decision Maker of the Guernsey Financial Services Authority and, in the latter part of 2016, was appointed to be a Judge (acting) of the High Court, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court sitting in the Commercial Court in the British Virgin Islands.

He was appointed a Recorder in 2009 and a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Chancery Division in 2013. Since December 2016 he has been a TCC and Specialist Chancery and Circuit Commercial Judge, principally based on the North Eastern Circuit. He is the lead Chancery Circuit Judge for the North Eastern Circuit. He was the joint author with Professor Sandra Frisby of Kerr on Receivers and Administrators (19th Edn) and is joint author, with Professor Adrian Walters, of Directors Disqualification and Insolvency Restrictions.

Contact and other details

Address: Newcastle Circuit Commercial Court, Business & Property Courts in Newcastle

Hearings: The Moot Hall, Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Telephone: 0191 261 5100

Administration: Newcastle Civil and Family Court and Tribunal Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QF.

DX: 336901 Newcastle upon Tyne 55.

Contact: Helen Tait, clerk

Telephone: 0191 205 8755 (Helen Tait); 0191 205 8751 (BPC Team)


Emergency out of hours no: 07562 431182


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