Rolls Building to be rebranded ‘Business and Property Courts’

New arrangements allow for more flexible cross-deployment of judges

13 Mar 2017

The Rolls Building is to be rebranded the ‘Business and Property Courts of England and Wales’ from June of this year in a move to shore up the jurisdiction’s reputation post-Brexit and to enhance the connection between the regions and the capital.

The Business and Property Courts will act as ‘a single umbrella’ for business specialist courts across England and Wales, housing the Chancery Division, the Commercial and Admiralty Court, and the Technology and Construction Court.

The courts will also sit in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, and Cardiff, with future expansions to Newcastle and Liverpool described as ‘likely’. It is hoped these new arrangements will enhance the connect...

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