The rebranded Business and Property Courts are now operational. Created as a single umbrella for specialist civil jurisdictions across England and Wales, in London these specialist civil jurisdictions form the largest specialist centre for financial, business and property litigation in the world. Business and Property Courts have also been established in the five main centres outside London - Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester and will shortly be established in Newcastle and Liverpool. The main centre for the Courts in Wales is in Cardiff, but judges of the courts will sit in other venues in Wales when appropriate and practicable.
Although the various specialist civil work has been brought together under one umbrella, the courts themselves will continue to operate in the same way as at present.