New Business & Property Court opens in Birmingham
“No Claim is too big” for the new Business and Property Court in Birmingham which, from October 2017, will do “What it says on the tin” hearing Business and Property Disputes from the regions, nationally, and further afield.
The launch recognises the expertise of the current local Judiciary, the flexibility of the Judiciary to assign London Judges to the regions, and a move to signify that large cases no longer have to be heard in London.
To help our clients and contacts find out more about how the courts can help them, we recently held an evening event with HHJ Purle QC and Ed Pepperell QC as guest speakers. There are photographs of the event in the attached gallery. Sarah Clarke QC and Catherine Calder (Director) both of Serjeants Inn London also travelled up to support the event for which we are most grateful.
“Network”, “Facilitation,” and “Superhighway” between the Business and Property Court Centres were words which were being used the initial launch event at the Court, with a recognition that less user friendly and intelligible language will be assigned to “the dust-bin”.
There is a clear message that the Business and Property Courts are open for business, with a quality and enviable Judiciary providing certainty of decision making, capacity to hear significant disputes outside of London, and perhaps what was a wider message to Europe that the Courts of England and Wales intend to continue their reign as the jurisdiction of choice post Brexit.
Emms Gilmore Liberson’s Commercial and Property Litigation departments are active both in the Birmingham District Registry and the Royal Courts of London.
For more details of the Courts please download the guide by clicking this link Business & Property Courts – Birmingham