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The Commercial Court and the Chancery division are gearing up for a record year as companies tighten their belts as a result of the economic downturn.
Although the number of claims this year is thought to increase, it does not necessarily mean that will convert into trials. As we've already seen this year with The Accident Group litigation, big-ticket disputes are settling before reaching court. Perhaps it shows that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) actually work.
The move towards ADR has also opened up the market to litigators outside of the UK, with the US firms jostling for position within the market, an issue explored in this special report, along with the burning question of whether wigs in civil cases are really needed and whether there actually is any difference between the Commercial Court and Chancery division. It also examines how the interplay between criminal and civil proceedings is on the increase.