The courts service announced earlier this week that a contractor has been appointed to deliver an electronic filing system for the Rolls Building jurisdictions, including the Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court and Chancery Division. The new system will allow:
- claimants to submit claims and associated court papers online and pay for them electronically;
- court papers to be electronically managed by court staff; and
- court papers to be presented electronically to judges and, where appropriate, to the public.
The new system will be provided by Thomson Reuters and is expected to be delivered, in a phased approach for the various jurisdictions, by late 2015. It replaces the electronic working system that was introduced in 2009 but was subsequently withdrawn due to serious problems with the system.