MORE ON BUNDLES: THERE IS MUCH TIME & MONEY TO BE SAVED YET

I have often commented (and been surprised) by the fact that a post on preparing trial bundles is always the most popular page on this blog.  Following a prompt from Dominic Regan it was interesting to watch the live feed of the Coventry case and the problems that were taking place with the different pagination of the bundles. Sedley’s Laws were making themselves known even in the highest court in the land. If problems with bundles happen at this level, how common are they throughout the other courts?

RECENT ARTICLE

There is a short  and very useful comment article by Rachel Rothwell in the Law Society Gazette which reports on a talk by Judge Simon Brown QC.

STAGGERING SAVING IN COSTS

In the recent case of Jackson -v- Thompsons & others [2015] EWHC 218 (QB) the claimants obtained permission to serve a bundle electronically. The reduction in costs is rightly described as “staggering”.

  • The printing costs would have amounted to £21,600
  • The e-bundling costs amounted to £3,400.

FURTHER SAVINGS IN COSTS

Rachel reports that whilst those using paper bundles took around 15 seconds to find a page this contrasted with one second done by using the mouse.

SO WHAT HAPPENED IN COVENTRY?

I couldn’t watch the entire case, but in the (short period) I watched there were several references to different pagination systems on bundle. E-bundling has yet to arrive it seems…

 

 

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