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Courts Furniture – an overview

Courts was one of the leading furniture retailers in Britain and also had stores in the Caribbean and in Asia.  Founded in 1850, Courts provided furniture to British homes for many years before going into administration in 2003.

Until the late 1990s Courts had also sold electrical goods. It was known for an advertising campaign in the 1980s and 1990s that featured popular British entertainer Bruce Forsyth dressed as a judge; adverts that contained the slogan “I’ll see you in Courts!”

This concept was later dropped, and was followed up with a campaign using a singer singing the “Courts you can” song instead.

Courts had 350 stores worldwide with 100 in the United Kingdom which were mostly located in retail parks with some on high streets.  The sudden descent into administration left many furious customers failing to receive goods they had already paid for.