From June 2017, the specialist civil courts will be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales” (the Business and Property Courts).
The Business and Property Courts will be located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff, with expansions to Newcastle and Liverpool likely in the future, to support businesses across the country.
The courts that are to be incorporated in this new structure include:
- the Commercial Court
- the Companies and Insolvency Court
- the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court
- the Technology and Construction Court.
Details can be found here.
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