In a move to cement London’s reputation as “the” global legal centre, on 4 July 2018 a new flagship court was announced by Lord Chancellor David Gauke. The new court will specialise in (among other things) cybercrime, fraud and economic crime. This is heavy investment to ensure that the UK remains the centre for tech-based litigation, and is known for its cutting-edge approach to technology and innovation in resolving disputes.
This is the product of the City of London Corporation partnering with the judiciary and will be located at Fleetbank House. Completion of the development is forecast for 2025. The new court will replace the civil court, Mayor’s and City of London County Court, and the City of London Magistrate’s Court. A new City of London police station is also on the cards. An “increasing focus on cyber security” has been cited as a motivator for the development, showing businesses both at home and abroad that London is equipped to deal with all their modern legal needs.
This is an exciting move to promote London’s expertise in cyber issues and innovation! The new court will come complete with “bespoke” state-of-the-art facilities that 21st century businesses would expect from the justice system.