2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Commercial Court in London and also the 50th anniversary of the formal creation of the Commercial and Admiralty Court.
Since 1 March is the anniversary of the first day on which the Commercial Court sat, the Court launched its anniversary celebrations at the start of March 2020.
The Commercial Court 125th anniversary celebrations will be running throughout the year, with a series of events held in conjunction with practitioners in and users of the Court.
The commercial dispute resolution landmark event of the year, the Leading Litigators’ Reception, which was scheduled to take place on the 26 March 2020 at the Royal Courts of Justice was postponed due to recent events. It will be rearranged for a date later this year when it is safe to do so.
A number of events are planned to mark the anniversary, details of which may be found here (although please note that the events may be subject to change in the light of COVID-19).