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Civil electronic document protocol for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court

The Senior Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol 2019 revokes and replaces the Senior Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol revised as at 22 May 2017. The 2019 Protocol comes into effect for casebooks created after 1 March 2019.  It  changes the requirements for creating an electronic case book to make casebooks simpler to construct and use.  Practitioners should note the altered architecture, new numbering convention, and the use of a single folder.  A clarification to clause 1.6 was made on 15 May 2019:

The Court of Appeal released a Practice Note " Electronic Document Practice Note 2017 ", effective on 1 October 2017.
The High Court has a practice no te for the use of electronic common bundles and electronic casebooks in the High Court.  It can be found in the Practice Notes for the High Court .

Archived

  • Higher Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol (27 May 2016, PDF 393 KB). Following a series of seminars with the profession a revised Civil Electronic Document Protocol was issued by the Higher Courts in May 2016, replacing the protocol issued in April 2016. The purpose of the protocol is to encourage and facilita te  the use of electronic documents for civil cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.  The protocol describes the  te rm "casebook" and how it is to be used for High Court trials.  It gives grea te r guidance about how to name and place ma te rials within the electronic format.  Naming conventions for descriptions including da te s have changed. In May 2016 para 7.2 was modified. 
  • Higher Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol  effective 12 April 2016 (PDF, 345 KB)
  • Higher Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol  effective 10 December 2015 (PDF, 319 KB)