Last Updated July 15, 2019

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Signature Litigation LLP has offices in London, Paris and Gibraltar specialising in complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. The firm has no transactional practice, and seeks to minimise the constraints posed by commercial and legal conflicts of interest. Its lawyers have trained and previously worked at other top-tier UK, US and international law firms. Its multi-award winning team has advised on some of the most significant and complex disputes in recent legal history, spanning a range of sectors including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, pension, private equity, trusts and insurance.

The timeframe for the court to deal with any application will be determined by the quantity and complexity of the issues to be considered. Applications on paper, which are heard without a hearing, can generally be dealt with in a shorter period. Where the application requires a hearing, the court generally requires an estimate from the parties as to how much time will be needed.

Some courts, such as the Commercial Court, publish estimates of the waiting time for application and trial hearings by reference to the length of the hearings. 

The process for listing urgent applications varies between the different courts (and the relevant court guide should be consulted); however, it is generally required that an applicant should certify that the application is urgent business and give reasons for this. Urgent applications are dealt with on an expedited basis and may even be heard during court vacations.

Signature Litigation LLP

138 Fetter Lane
London
EC4A 1BT

+44 0 20 3818 3500

+44 0 20 3818 3501

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Signature Litigation LLP has offices in London, Paris and Gibraltar specialising in complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. The firm has no transactional practice, and seeks to minimise the constraints posed by commercial and legal conflicts of interest. Its lawyers have trained and previously worked at other top-tier UK, US and international law firms. Its multi-award winning team has advised on some of the most significant and complex disputes in recent legal history, spanning a range of sectors including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, pension, private equity, trusts and insurance.

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