CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courts
CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courts

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

  • CE-File—electronic filing and case management in the Rolls Building and other courts
  • Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on CE-File and case management
  • How do I issue a claim electronically using CE-File?
  • How do I file a document using CE-File?
  • When is a document deemed to have been filed?
  • What happens after you have filed a document electronically using CE-File?
  • What happens where an electronically submitted document fails acceptance?
  • How do I electronically file a bundle for case management, cost management and other directions hearings?
  • How do I electronically file a bundle for interim applications?
  • How do I file a trial bundle electronically?
  • more

This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document electronically, deal with rejected electronic filings, issue a claim electronically, file electronic bundles (eBundles) for case management, costs management and other directions hearings, interim applications and trial.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further: Court specific guidance.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with:

  1. Practice Note: CE-File—introduction to electronic filing in the Rolls Building and other courts—for guidance on which courts use CE-File electronic working and to which proceedings CE-File applies, how to get started using CE-File including paying fees and inspecting the record electronically

  2. Practice Note: Electronic filing and communications

  3. Court specific guidance—see below

As from 25 April 2017 until 6 April 2021, CE-File electronic working is mandatory in the following Rolls Building jurisdictions in London (the Rolls Building Jurisdictions): the Chancery Division, the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), the Circuit Commercial Court and the Admiralty Court (the Rolls Building Jurisdictions). From 1 January 2019 until 6 April 2021, CE-File electronic working also operates in the Central