GUIDANCE AS TO BUNDLES FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: THE PDF PAGE SHOULD MATCH THE BUNDLE PAGE (SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO BE QUITE RARE IN PRACTICE)

The Practice Direction on Administrative Court Bundle Guidance is available here.  One thing it notes (and this appears to be a widespread issue for many e-bundles) is the need for the index to be counted in the page numbering.  In many bundles the pagination starts with the documents. This leads to a mis-match between the pagination on the PDF and the pages on the bundle, which makes life for advocates and the judge that little bit more difficult…

 

THE GUIDANCE AS TO NUMBERING

“4. All bundles must be paginated in ascending order from start to finish. The first page of the PDF will be numbered “1”, and so on. (Any original page numbers of documents within the bundle are to be ignored.) Index pages must be numbered as part of the single PDF document, they are not to be skipped; they are part of the single PDF and must be numbered. If a hard copy of the bundle is produced, the pagination on the hard copy must correspond exactly to the pagination of the PDF.”