Speech by Lord Chief Justice: Launch of Electronic Filing in the Queen’s Bench Division

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The benefits of CE Filing are perhaps obvious. It will enable parties to issue claims and applications with ease. Pleadings and other court documents will be filed on line. Parties will be able to access the court file electronically. Non-parties will have access to those parts of the files which are properly available to the public.   But there are many additional benefits for the court service. There will no longer be any need to process and deal with vast volumes of paper. Court staff will be able to devote their time to more productive tasks than receiving paper at court counters, issuing claims and applications by processing documents, opening envelopes and filing documents on the correct file and so on.