Commercial Division performance

As part of the Court’s commitment to the International Framework for Court Excellence, the Commercial Division publishes updates on its quarterly performance.

Indicative time to trial

The following time periods have been assessed by the Commercial Division and reflect the time from first administrative mention to the first available trial date.

Current as at 29 June 2018 YTD 2017
General List 4 months 5 months
Expedited List 3 months 5 months
Banking and Finance List 6 months 5 months
Building List (<10 days) 6 months 5 months
Long Cases (10+ days) 7 months 8 months

Times exclude the period court is closed.

Average time to judgment from trial

The time to judgment for commercial disputes will depend on a range of factors, including the complexity of the proceedings and the workload of the trial judge.

YTD Current as at 30 June 2017
Average time to judgment (including unopposed matters) 5 weeks
Average time to judgment (excluding unopposed matters) < 6 weeks
Judgments currently on reserve 6

Judgments currently on reserve 6

Not reached cases

When a matter is marked ‘not reached’ it indicates there was no judge available to hear the matter on the day it was listed for trial. The Commercial Division actively manages its lists to keep the number of not reached cases to an absolute minimum. In the unlikely situation a case is not reached, it may be offered a judicial resolution conference before a judicial registrar and will be re-listed with priority.

Type YTD Current as at 29 June 2018 YTD 2017
Total Trials 0 0

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Page last updated: 13 September 2018