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31 August 2021

A Revised Guide to the Preparation and Service of Bundles, Skeleton Arguments and Authorities in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester has been published taking immediate effect and replacing the version published in November 2020.

27 April 2020

Mr Justice Snowden, Vice Chancellor and B&PC Supervising Judge for the North, has published this guidance to the procedure for remote hearings for B&PCs cases in Manchester:

27 April 2018
Following the official announcement made on 26 April 2018, we are pleased to announce that His Honour Judge Pearce will, from 8 May 2018, be sitting as a Specialist Circuit Judge in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester.

His Honour Judge Pearce was called to the Bar (M) in 1985 and was appointed as a Recorder in 2005 and as a Circuit Judge in 2015.

His appointment fills one of the two current vacancies at the Business and Property Courts in Manchester, with the name of the other appointee expected to be revealed some time in May.

The Chancellor of the High Court welcomes these appointments in Manchester, which is a flagship regional centre for the Business and Property Courts. He will be visiting Manchester on 21 June 2018 to meet the new judges and attend the Users Committee.