Local Bundles PD Issued
Advocates and Judges alike will be aware of the recent implementation of all parts of FPR PD27A, and in particular, the requirement that court bundles be limited to 350 pages. Further information can be found here.
I propose to issue a local practice direction in order to assist advocates and the court in managing the new expectation that there be separate “Court Bundles” and “Advocates’ Bundles” with the intention of standardising practice and assisting with advocates’ payments under the Legal Aid Family Advocacy Scheme.
The Local Practice Direction is to be applied from 1st September 2014 and can be found here. The PD is also available to download from the Resources page. I welcome any comments and feedback about its effectiveness. I will be meeting with the two area Local Authorities prior to the Practice Direction’s implementation to canvass their views.