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High Court approves first application to transfer case to shorter trials scheme

The High Court has approved the first application to transfer a case started in the normal way into the shorter trials scheme. Under the scheme, cases are managed by a docketed judge, with trials limited to four days and summary costs instead of costs budgeting.

February 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

City lawyers back £10m threshold for Rolls Building ‘financial list’ cases

The lower limit for claims heard by specialist judges at the Rolls Building through a new ‘financial list’ should be £10m rather than the £50m proposed, the City of London Law Society has suggested, in response to the judiciary’s consultation.

June 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

Judges unveil streamlined trial procedures for commercial cases

A committee of High Court judges, joined by a leading QC and City solicitor, has revealed its recommendations for faster trials of commercial disputes – through new ‘shorter trial’ and ‘flexible trial’ procedures.

May 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

New Rolls Building IT system to allow round-the-clock litigation

A new IT system in the Rolls Building will allow litigants to file their claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week and from anywhere in the world, the Judicial Office has said.

May 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Chancery Division review highlights cost to judiciary of Jackson reforms

The Chancery Division of the High Court is in danger of waiting times for trials and hearings becoming unacceptable, in part due to greater judicial time being required by the Jackson reforms, according to a major review.

December 18th, 2013 | No Comments »