What is the difference between being mentioned on the commercial HC list and then somethinggoing to a full hearing? Is it just the amount of time allotted to the case or are there specific things address in a full hearing rather than being on the list.
1. There is a huge difference between being "For mention" in the commercial Court List and being "For Hearing". If you are "For mention", then your case is listed for some form of case management, such as to ensure that the pleadings have been properly exchanged or to see how long will be required should discovery be necessary, or to assess what length of time the hearing will take. It is a short hearing (10-15 minutes) with the emphasis being on properly preparing the case for trial.2. If you are "For Hearing" in the HC Commercial Court List, then it is the actual hearing of the case which will occur, or the actual hearing of the Motions which are set down for hearing. At the end of a hearing, a decision will be taken which will impact upon the case and the rights of the parties to the case. A hearing can take anything from half an hour, for short Motions, to a number of days, if the case is being heard. When a case is for hearing, then you ought to address all arguments which are relevant to your case and to the matter at hearing. Please ACCEPT the Answer. I will remain available to answer any further queries you may have.
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