Litigation is action taken in court to resolve a dispute. Courts are the dispute resolution service provided by the state.

The courts of the UK are comprised of different levels of authority. Within each level there are different divisions which deal with different areas of law. A decision made in a higher level authority court binds the lower level courts.

As far as construction related cases are concerned, smaller cases may be heard in the County court but the majority will be heard in a specialist court called the Technology and Construction Court. This is part of the Business and Property High Court.

The Technology and Construction Court in London is at 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1NL although it does sit and hear cases outside London at various locations around the UK.