Guide to Business and Property work at the County Court at Central London

Guide to Business and Property work at the County Court at Central London

The County Court at Central London has published a guide to the Business and Property Work undertaken at the court (dated January 2020). It includes details of the scope of the Business and Property work undertaken at the court, details of the judiciary at the court, how cases are managed, how interim applications are to be issued (including urgent applications), how to contact the court (including for insolvency and company cases), how trials are conducted (including preparation of time estimates, skeleton arguments and bundles), preparation of draft orders, information for litigants in person and details of the independent mediation service which is administered by CEDR.

Guide to Business and Property work at the County Court at Central London

The County Court at Central London is the venue for the Business and Property work done in London and the South East outside the High Court.

The court has published a guide to the Business and Property Work undertaken at the court (dated January 2020). It includes:

  1. details of the scope of the Business and Property work undertaken at the court
  2. details of the judiciary at the court
  3. how cases are managed including draft directions
  4. how interim applications are to be issued (including urgent applications)
  5. how to contact the court (including for insolvency and company cases)
  6. how trials are conducted (including preparation of time estimates, skeleton arguments and bundles)
  7. preparation of draft orders
  8. information for litigants in person
  9. details of the independent mediation service which is administered by CEDR

It also includes three annexes:

  1. Annex A—draft directions template
  2. Annex B—skeleton argument protocol
  3. Annex C—claim for an order extending time for registering a charge

The guide states that its aim is to give practical help to parties and representatives but notes that it does not have the force of law and is not a substitute for the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Practice Directions.

To see the guide, click here:

Guide to Business and Property work at the County Court at Central London—January 2020

This information was first  published on Lexis®PSL Dispute Resolution on 6 February 2020.

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Melissa is a member of the LexisPSL Dispute Resolution team.  She focuses on the law and practice of commercial litigation with a particular interest in the procedural aspects of starting and managing civil claims up to and including trial.