Litigating in the Commercial Court

The Commercial Court has established particular practices designed to manage and try cases efficiently. Its practices are governed by Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Practice Direction 58 and it has its own Guide and Forms.

The Commercial Court Guide: This is in practical terms the key point of reference for those litigating in the Commercial Court. Now in its 11th edition published in 2022, it provides a comprehensive guide to the procedures of the Commercial Court. For further information about the guide, including answers to frequently asked questions concerning Commercial Court procedures and links to CPR 58.

Fees Filing and Forms: To find out more about fees payable, filing of documents, including electronic filing, and the forms used in the Commercial Court.

Preparing for hearings in the Commercial Court: For an outline of the stages involved in preparing for a hearing in the Commercial Court.

Litigants in person: The Commercial Court sees an increasing number of litigants in person. Guidance for them, including help specific to the Commercial Court.