Revised practice note for the use of electronic bundles and casebooks in the High Court

A revised practice note for the use of electronic bundles and casebooks in the High Court has been issued by the Chief High Court Judge to replace the Practice Note issued on 23 October 2013.

The purpose of the practice note is to continue to encourage and facilitate the use in the High Court of electronic documents for cases (both civil and criminal) with a large amount of documentary material.

The revision follows the promulgation of the Higher Courts Civil Electronic Document Protocol in April.

The 2016 Protocol now sets out the method of naming folders and documents and the requirements for filing and serving.

The new practice note uses the terminology used in the 2016 Protocol so that reference is made to both an electronic common bundle and/or an electronic casebook.

The process for considering whether electronic documents should be used and any default directions are otherwise essentially unchanged.

The High Court wishes to acknowledge the assistance of members of the profession for their assistance in developing this revision.

The revised practice note can be found on the Courts of New Zealand website.

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