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Long Trials Working Party

The Commercial Court Working Party on Long Trials was set up after the experience of two very large claims led to well publicised criticisms of the procedures used in long and complex trials.

Without pre-judging any of those criticisms, the Commercial Court organised a Symposium on the topic in October 2006 and in January 2007 the Commercial Court Users’ Committee set up the working party which consisted of Commercial Court judges, barristers and solicitors who practise regularly in the court and two clients with wide experience and who have been involved in large cases in the court recently.