Partner Simon Bushell comments in Legal Business in relation to the judiciary’s announcement that a number of specialist civil courts in the High Court will become the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales from June 2017.
This article was first published in Legal Business, 14 March 2017. Read the full article here.
“City litigation heavyweights have backed the judiciary’s decision to rebrand specialist civil courts within the High Court, creating an umbrella establishment called the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales…
Simon Bushell, commercial litigation partner at Signature Litigation, added: ‘Our judiciary is clearly alive to the importance of reaching the widest international commercial audience.
‘I suspect that the majority of practising litigation lawyers are concerned to ensure that the terms “business” and “property” are not intended to set parameters for the commercial context in which our courts have for many years now succeeded in attracting the most complex and high stakes disputes.'”