Who is hearing my case?

Who is hearing my case?

Commonly used references in the Royal Courts of Justice

The offices and courts within the Royal Courts of Justice hear a wide variety of different cases. A number of different case references are used.

Please use this guide to help identify which court is hearing your case. Contact telephone numbers can be found in the CourtFinder database.

Common Reference Numbers

Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive and is for guidance only.

Court of Appeal Criminal Division

Example reference number:  2011 01234 (A, B, C or D)1

Court of Appeal Civil Division

Example reference number: (A, B, C or D)1/2011/1234

Administrative Court

Example prefixes
CO
DTA
CJA
PTA

Chancery Judges / Chancery Appeals

Example reference numbers:
HC11C01234
1234 of 2011
CH/2010/0123

Admiralty & Commercial Court

Example reference number: 2011 Folio 1234

Queen's Bench Judges / Queen's Bench Appeals

Example reference numbers:
TLQ 11/0123
TLJ 11/0123
IHQ 11/0123
QB/2011/0123

Family Division

Example prefixes
FD
COP

Technology & Construction Court

Example reference number: HT-11-01

Intellectual Property & Enterprise Court - Rolls Building Patents

Example reference number: IP14MO1234

Intellectual Property & Enterprise Court - Thomas Moore Small Claims Track

Example reference number: IP14SO1234

Central London County Court

Example reference numbers:

CL1399AA999
CLA99AA999

Business and Property Court

Chancery

Example reference numbers:

BL-2018- 000000
FS-2018- 000000
PE-2018- 000000
CP-2018- 000000
IL-2018- 000000
IP-2018- 000000
HP-2018- 000000
PT-2018- 000000
RL-2018- 000000

Commercial

Example reference numbers:

CL-2018- 000000
LM-2018- 000000
FL-2018- 000000

Admiralty

Example reference number

AD-2018- 000000

TCC

Example reference number:

HT-2018- 000000

Insolvency & Companies

Example reference numbers:

BR-2018- 000000
CR-2018- 000000

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

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