Commercial Court 125 seminar: 7 September 2020

The Commercial Court, as part of the celebration of the Court’s 125th Anniversary, will be presenting its first virtual seminar in collaboration with London International Disputes Week on 7 September 2020 from 1400-1730.

The seminar: “Year 126 and onwards: planning for the future of London’s Commercial Court” will reflect on key issues for the Court’s future: the lessons from the recent use of remote hearings, and new developments in both the Disclosure Pilot and the approach to witness statements. The event will be chaired by Lord Justice Flaux, Supervising Lord Justice for the Commercial Court, and each panel will include one of the Court’s judges as well as experts from the bar, solicitors, clients and academia.

You can register for the event at

Commercial Court Autumn Seminars 2020

The Commercial Court is organising a series of autumn seminars. A seminar on arbitration will be held on 7 October 2020, followed by a seminar on State Immunity on 17 November. A further seminar on contractual interpretation is to be held in early December. Further details will be provided in due course

125th anniversary of the founding of the Commercial Court

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).