Practitioners are advised that the Supreme Court Amendment (Electronic Lodgment) Rules 2013 commence on 25 September 2013.
The abovementioned Rules establish an electronic lodgment pilot project that will be evaluated after 6 months.
The pilot project involves the electronic lodgment of documents for filing with the Court by way of email attachment; and also provides for exchange of filed electronic documents between the parties (provided all parties agree to deal electronically).
During the pilot period, approval has been given, pursuant to Rule 87A(1), to a limited number of law firms to participate. The four law firms approved to participate in the eFiling pilot project are:
· Rae & Partners;
· Shaun McElwaine & Associates;
· M+K Dobson Mitchell & Allport; and
· Murdoch Clarke
Depending on the evaluation at the conclusion of the pilot project, further approvals will be granted.
J A Connolly