ELECTRONIC FILING IN THE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION: “LONG OVERDUE MODERNISATION”

You can read the Lord Justice’s speech on the launch of Electronic Filing in the Queen’s Bench Division by following the link here. “It will enable parties to issue claims and applications with ease. Pleadings and other court documents will be filed on line. Parties will be able to access the court file electronically….Court staff will be able to devote their time to more productive tasks than receiving paper at court counters, issuing claims and applications by processing documents, opening envelopes and filing documents on the correct file and so on. “

 

SELECTED EXCERPT

“We must be the last organisation in the country to operate a paper-based
system which for all intents and purposes has remained the same for many
decades if not longer. It is welcome that the court service has finally been
provided with the resources to undertake this long overdue modernisation.
Within a few years, if not months, I suspect that we will look back and wonder
how on earth we managed for so long living in the past”