The Commission for Equality and Human Rights has applied for the committal of Mr Griffin, deputy Simon Darby and party officer Tanya Lumby over allegations that the BNP has failed to remove potentially racist clauses from its constitution.
Mr Griffin, who is representing himself, has countered with an application for the cases to be thrown out.
At a brief hearing in London before Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, it was agreed the actions should be heard by two judges and be transferred to the Divisional Court for a two-day hearing starting on November 8.
Note: Eddy Butler's blog reports the following:
'Nick Griffin turned up half an hour late and submitted his skeleton argument late (yesterday afternoon) and the judge gave very strict instruction that a submission of legal argument and evidence prior to the hearing in November due to Griffin's history of very late submission of papers. The costs will be added onto the final bill.'