Emily Mitcheson explores the timing requirements for filings made via CE-File following recent case law developments
The Courts Electronic Filing system (CE-File) was first introduced in 2015. The system enables parties to issue claims and file documents electronically and to pay court fees online, 24 hours a day and all year round. Following an initial pilot period, the use of CE-File became compulsory in the Business and Property Courts in April 2017. A gradual roll-out across further Courts culminated in CE-File becoming mandatory for professional users of the Court of Appeal in February 2022.
CPR PD51O (known as the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme) provides guidance on the implementation and use of the CE-File system. It runs until April 2023, although it is not expected to be withdrawn and is viewed as a pilot scheme because CE-File is...