Archive of news

3rd full meeting of SIFoCC planned for March 11-12 2021

2 March 2021

Find out more about global efforts to share judicial best practice

Speech by Mr Justice Foxton: The relationship between public and private law

1 March 2021

Speech is on the role of public law illegality in private law claims

New witness statements Practice Direction approved

18 February 2021

The PD will apply to witness statements in the Business and Property Courts

Roundtable between the Commercial Court and the Italian Supreme Court

February 2, 2021

Judges from the Commercial Court have discussed their experiences of working online with a delegation from the Italian Supreme Court

Second edition of the SIFoCC Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement launched

16 December 2020

Commercial Courts outline how a judgment in one jurisdiction could be enforced in another

Commercial Court Users Group minutes (November 2020)

3 December 2020

The Commercial Court’s User Group met virtually on 25 November 2020. The minutes of the meeting are available to view

Watch the Institute of Maritime Law 38th Donald O’May Lecture online

18 November 2020

How does the lecture help bridge the three branches of maritime law?

Commonwealth Commercial Courts – Establishing the new normal

11 November 2020

Virtual seminar brings together judicial office holders around the globe

The Witness Evidence Working Group

28 October 2020

At its meeting on 22 October 2020, the Business & Property Courts Board received the Implementation Report of the Witness Evidence Working Group and endorsed the Working Group’s recommendation

Opening of the Legal Year: Commercial Court event

20 October 2020

Hear about judges’ experience of remote working during the pandemic

Time estimates for pre-reading and hearings

14 October 2020

A new Direction – Time estimates for pre-reading and hearings – has been issued by Mrs Justice Cockerill, the Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court

Opening of the Legal Year online seminar: comparative perspectives of international commercial courts

September 28, 2020

Go online for more information and to book your place

Commercial Court 125th Anniversary Seminar Series: October – December 2020

17 September 2020

Find out which ‘hot topics’ in commercial law are included in these virtual seminars

Commercial Court looks to the future with its first virtual seminar

28 July 2020

Find out more in the blog and register for the event on Monday 7 September 2020

Pro bono legal work being extended to the Commercial Court

July 24, 2020

Read more about the scheme’s extension to the Commercial Court

Bilateral meeting with judges in France goes virtual

14 July 2020

Senior judges from England and Wales and France meet virtually to exchange their experiences of working during the current pandemic

Virtual international meeting of the SIFoCC Judicial Observation Programme

6 July 2020

SIFoCC judges from eight different countries share their work experiences

Commercial Court user’s group: latest minutes

24 June 2020

The minutes of the Commercial Court Users Group meeting (June 2020) are now available to view

New Memorandum published detailing the response of the World’s Commercial Courts to COVID-19

29 May 2020

A Memorandum has been launched detailing the way courts from across the world are responding to the COVID 19 pandemic

Case Management best practice – working presumptions produced by first SIFoCC International Working Group

27 May 2020 

The product of SIFoCC’s first international working group is available on its website

Witness Statements: Notice from the Judge in Charge

11 March 2020

The Judge in Charge, Mr Justice Teare has released a Notice concerning the issue of lengthy trial witness statements and the approach which the Court will be adopting

Exhibition kicks off a year of celebratory events marking the Commercial Court’s 125th anniversary

2 March 2020

2020 is also the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Commercial and Admiralty Court

Commercial Court Annual Report 2018-19

27 February 2020

The Court continues to attract legal disputes from many countries of the world

Supervising Lord Justice of the Commercial Court

6 February 2020

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon has appointed the Right Honourable Lord Justice Flaux as the Supervising Lord Justice of the Commercial Court

Commercial Court User’s Group: latest minutes

3 February 2020

The minutes of the Commercial Court Users Group meeting (November 2019) are now available to view

A Unique Gathering of Commercial Courts

15 May 2017

On Friday 5 May 2017, commercial courts from five continents gathered in London

New Admiralty rules: Electronic Track Data in Collision Claims

21 February 2017

These new Admiralty rules come into force on 28 February 2017