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Business & Property Court Launch Event


Business & Property Court Launch in Leeds on 10 July 2017 registration from 5pm start 5.30pm

This is an important event for users of the Chancery, Mercantile and Technology and Construction Courts in England and Wales.
The Business and Property Courts will be the new name for England and Wales’ international dispute resolution jurisdictions and will act as a single umbrella for our business specialist courts.
Leeds Law Society are delighted to be organising this event, and welcoming to Leeds a number of senior judges including: The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Lady Justice Sharp, Mr Justice Norris, the Vice Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr Justice Coulson, and Mr Justice Males. They will be joined by the specialist judges in Leeds, HHJ Raeside QC, HHJ Davis-White QC, and HHJ Klein, and District Judges who work in the Chancery Division.
There will be a presentation from each of the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor, to explain the new arrangements and the consequences for Court users. There will then be an opportunity to ask questions. Where possible please submit questions in advance (it may be possible for additional questions to be raised on the evening).
If you have any queries about the event or if you want to submit any questions please send these to Sue Harris at
Further information about the changes can be found at the courts and tribunals judiciary website:
Date: 10 July 2017
Time: 5pm for registration. Event starts at 5.30pm and lasts about 1 hour. Opportunity to network afterwards over a drink and canapés from 6.30pm until 7.30pm
Place: BPP University, Whitehall 2, Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR
Who should attend? All solicitors including in house counsel, members of the bar, court users such as directors of companies, members of Chamber of Commerce and members of Institute of Directors, Insolvency Practitioners and those involved in Administrations and Liquidations.
SRA competency (solicitors): A2
Free for all attendees
Sponsor of the drinks and canapés: Thomson Reuters - Practical Law

The civil courts specialising in international dispute resolution will be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales” from June 2017.

The courts to be classed as the “Business and Property Courts” are: the Commercial Court (including the Admiralty Court), the Technology and Construction Court, and the courts of the Chancery Division (including those dealing with financial services, intellectual property, competition, and insolvency). 
The existing practices and procedures of these courts will continue as before, but there will be more scope for “flexible cross-deployment of judges with suitable expertise and experience to sit on appropriate business and property cases”, according to the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. There will also be Business and Property Courts in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff, with expansions to Newcastle and Liverpool likely in the future. 

Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, said: “Cross deployment of judges across the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions for the purposes of the Financial List has demonstrated the real value of flexible deployment in appropriate cases.”

Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales, said: “Modernising the courts through innovation and flexibility can bring benefits to international and domestic businesses.”
Date: 10/07/2017 (17:00 - 19:00)

Status: ACTIVE | 5 or more places remaining

Members: from FREE | Non-Members: from FREE

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More than 5 business days prior to event: fully refundable less £5 administration fee.
Within 3- 5 business days prior to event: non-refundable but someone may attend in your place or you may transfer to a future event.
Within 2 business days prior to event: non-refundable but someone may attend in your place.

If you do not attend without notifying Leeds Law Society in advance, the full fee is payable.
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