The latest edition of The Chancery Guide came out on the 29th July 2022. Significantly it is the first edition since 2016 and it incorporates substantial changes. I have not had time to digest and highlight the big changes but I was particularly interested in the changes to practices related to electronic bundles covered in Appendix X – seems like it has been named just for us.
You can find the the guide here
• No hard copy bundles, only electronic bundles should be filed with the court unless requested by the judge.
• The preparation of bundles requires a high level of co-operation. It is the duty of all parties and/or their legal representatives to co-operate to the necessary level.
• A separate core bundle should be prepared for the trial, with documents referred to most frequently.
• Bundles should contain only documents and authorities that are necessary for the hearing.
• Each bundle should be given a concise title.
• After a hearing is completed, hosting should be promptly switched off, noting that the bundle may need to be preserved in some format pending determination of any appeal.
• New requirements for continuous pagination.
It also notes significant and lengthy changes to bundle contents, bundle format, document formats, cross-referencing and delivery of bundles to court. This is likely to be a huge distraction for litigation teams, but it is very much at the heart of what XBundle does, day in, day out – XBundle is always rules compliant!
If you are unsure about the changes to electronic bundling from The Chancery Guide, please give our team a call, and we will be happy to talk you through it all. Please contact the XBundle team on 0207 871 3125 or email email@example.com.