As of 25 April 2017, for courts within the Chancery division of the High Court in London, the filing of all applications, forms and documents must be performed electronically. This includes the Bankruptcy and Companies Courts within Greater London. It does not apply to the High Courts outside London.
Where once a lawyer might expect to physically go to court to have their documents stamped, the entire process is now controlled by the courts’ new CE-Filing process. An update to Practice Directive 510 (PD510) that governs electronic filings is due to be published imminently. The Courts working out of the Rolls Building have attempted to provide a service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year which will not only incidentally do away with the need for out of hours filings but is intended to streamline the entire process of filings at court. Continue Reading