New Business and Property Courts open in Liverpool

The inauguration of the Business and Property Courts in Liverpool took place at the Liverpool Civil and Family Court on 9 February 2018, in the presence of the Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, and other members of the senior judiciary. The Liverpool launch follows the introduction of Business and Property Courts on 4 July 2017 in England and Wales, and the launch of the Business and Property Courts in Bristol on 15 January 2018.

The benefits of these specialist courts, as highlighted by Sir Geoffrey Vos at the Bristol launch, include the continuation of ‘world class dispute resolution services’ after Brexit, along with:

  • the creation of a ‘super-highway between London and the regions’ for business dispute resolution
  • the flexible deployment of judicial capacity
  • building on the reputation and standing of other courts, such as the Commercial Court, while retaining familiar procedures and practices of those jurisdictions

Source: Press release: Inauguration of the Business and Property Courts in Liverpool


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