CE-File—electronic filing in the Senior Court Costs Office
CE-File—electronic filing in the Senior Court Costs Office

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

  • CE-File—electronic filing in the Senior Court Costs Office
  • Extension of the Electronic Working Pilot scheme to the SCCO
  • CPR PD 51O—Electronic Working Pilot scheme
  • CPR PD 47—detailed assessment
  • Voluntary use of CE-Filing in the Costs Office—from 7 October 2019
  • Mandatory use of CE-Filing in the Costs Office—from 20 January 2020
  • Do litigants in person have to use CE-File?
  • Cases commenced prior to 8 July 2019
  • Cases commenced between 8 July 2019 and 20 January 2020
  • Cases commenced on or after 20 January 2020
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Extension of the Electronic Working Pilot scheme to the SCCO

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—Electronic Working Pilot scheme

CPR PD 51O, para 1.1(1)(c)(iv) provides that the pilot scheme will apply in the SCCO as follows:

  1. to detailed assessment proceedings in which the request for a hearing is filed on or after 7 October 2019

  2. to applications filed on or after 7 October 2019, and

  3. to proceedings started in the Costs Office on or after 7 October 2019

CPR PD 47—detailed assessment

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.

Voluntary use of CE-Filing in the Costs Office—from 7 October 2019

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:

  1. detailed assessment proceedings in which a request for a hearing is filed on

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