Earlier this week officials announced the plan to open a “state-of-the-art” court in the City of London to replace the Mayor’s and City of London county court and magistrates’ court. The Old Bailey is set to remain, however there is speculation whether Southwark Crown Court’s workload will shift to this new establishment. Discussing the location of the new court, Partner Neil Swift comments: “London is the financial hub of the country and has a high concentration of the key economic crime enforcement agencies, lawyers and other specialists. There is undoubtedly a need for such a court, and it is the obvious place to put it.”

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