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The 110th Practice Direction update, effective from 7 October 2019, extends the application of the Electronic Working Pilot scheme in CPR PD 51O to the SCCO. There are changes to CPR PD 51O and CPR PD 47 to effect the required changes.
CPR PD 51O, para 1.1(1)(c)(iv) provides that the pilot scheme will apply in the SCCO as follows:
to detailed assessment proceedings in which the request for a hearing is filed on or after 7 October 2019
to applications filed on or after 7 October 2019, and
to proceedings started in the Costs Office on or after 7 October 2019
CPR PD 47, para 5.1B provides that if an electronic bill is filled with the Costs Office, using the Electronic Working Pilot scheme, a copy of the full electronic spreadsheet version and a pdf version must be uploaded. The electronic bill cannot be filed by any other means.
Electronic Working may be used by a party, whether legally represented or not, to start and/or continue any relevant claims, detailed assessment proceedings or applications (CPR PD 51O, para 2.2D).
Documents may be uploaded to the court file using CE-File as follows:
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