Figures for last year show that there has been a drop in the number of claims issued in the English High Court. More and more parties to High Court disputes are not domestic businesses yet they choose to contract under English law and see the benefits of the English court service.

Despite this, litigation generally  is on the rise and, whilst the courts are still busy, the trend is for clients to instruct litigation lawyers for more pre-action, advisory work as regulation across a swathe of professional services continues to tighten its grip.  

Law firms with a strong international client base such as Bargate Murray are in an excellent position to market the advantages of the highly-regarded English court system and to advise on alternatives such as mediation and arbitration.