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Highlights from the NEW edition of The Chancery Guide 2022

August 8, 2022

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

Highlights included:
• 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