Interesting to see what the court now regards as a case suitable for the High Court.
The governing principle is that a case should only be allocated for hearing by a High Court judge if it is exceptionally complex or there is another substantial ground for the case being heard at that level and that allocation to that level is proportionate. Such allocation is rarely likely to be proportionate unless the net assets exceed £7.5m. In determining whether the governing principle is satisfied the following are relevant considerations: (1) The overall net assets exceed £15m; and/or (2) The overall net earned annual income exceeds £1m. In a case falling within (1) or (2) the governing principle will likely, but not necessarily, be satisfied. There will be some relatively straightforward cases falling within (1) or (2) where a transfer to High Court judge level will nevertheless not be proportionate.