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CPR, Guide and Forms

Civil Procedure Rules

CPR 58 applies specifically to the Commercial Court. It sets out the jurisdiction of the Court and how claims should be commenced and proceeded with. CPR 58.3 gives general effect to the CPR unless a part or practise direction of CPR 58 says otherwise.

View the  Civil Procedure Rules on the MoJ website

Commercial Court Guide

The Admiralty and Commercial Courts Guide sets out detailed information on how litigation is conducted in the Admiralty and Commercial Courts and has been written by the judges of the Commercial Court in conjunction with members of the Court’s Users’ Committee. Parties should refer to the guide when involved in a commercial claim.

The guide is regularly updated to reflect rule changes and suggestions for improvement from users. The 10th edition was published in September 2017.

Suggestions for changes to the guide from users are welcomed and can be emailed to the Commercial Court listing office at

Direction from The Honourable Mr Justice Popplewell the Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court:

Electronic filing of applications to be dealt with without a hearing


The forms contained in the link below are used to start claims in the Commercial Court, apply for interim relief, or are used in other aspects of proceedings.

Commercial Court forms

If you are experiencing issues with the website or require further help in relation to the forms, please contact the Commercial Court listing office at