Another answer cites the Birmingham mercantile court. I've never heard of a mercantile court before despite having researched the English court system before. What is this court and where does it fit into the overall system?

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From the Circuit Commercial (Mercantile) Court Guide:

The Circuit Commercial Courts (formerly the Mercantile Courts) operate in eight regional centres throughout England and Wales as part of the Queens [King's] Bench Division of the High Court. They decide business disputes of all kinds apart from those which, because of their size, value or complexity, will be dealt with by the Commercial Court. As well as large cases, the Circuit Commercial Courts decide smaller disputes and recognise the importance of these, particularly to small and medium sized businesses. They form part of the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.

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