CE File—background to the electronic system in Chancery [Archived]
CE File—background to the electronic system in Chancery [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CE File—background to the electronic system in Chancery [Archived]
  • What is CE File?
  • Court document retention policy
  • 'New claims'—ie those issued on/after 1 October 2014
  • 'Old claims'—ie those issued before 1 October 2014
  • Claim management from 1 October 2014
  • Original documents
  • Exhibits to witness statements
  • Hearing bundles
  • Provisional allocation to the multi-track
  • more

ARCHIVED: this archived Practice Note is not maintained and is for background information purposes only. Further, some of the links may not direct you to the provisions as at the date the guidance in this Practice Note was published.

NOTE: THIS PRACTICE NOTE PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON CHIEF MASTER MARSH'S PRACTICE NOTE DATED 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 ON THE CE FILE INTRODUCED TO THE CHANCERY DIVISION IN LONDON AS FROM 1 OCTOBER 2014 ONLY. GUIDANCE ON DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THAT TIME, INCLUDING IN RELATION TO THE ROLLS BUILDING MANDATORY E-WORKING SCHEME AND THE FEBRUARY 2016 REVISED EDITION OF THE CHANCERY GUIDE, CAN BE FOUND IN OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING PRACTICE NOTES: CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courts, CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courts AND Electronic filing and communications. AS SUCH, PLEASE BE AWARE THE CONTENT BELOW IS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST ONLY.

What is CE File?

CE File is the system for creating and maintaining an electronic court file in place of the old paper file system which was introduced to Chancery Chambers on 1 October 2014. At that time, it was introduced as a 'back-office' system only. However, despite the fact that, at that time, parties were unable to electronically file documents themselves the introduction of this system did have an impact on