A Guide to Assembling a Court Bundle

When presenting a case at Court or Tribunal, it is vital that the bundle is in order. The bundle should enable all parties, and most importantly – the judge, to easily navigate through the relevant documentation. Below are some tips for preparing a Court bundle:

  • Where possible use chronological order.
  • Do not duplicate documents within the bundle.
  • Ensure your documents are relevant to the case.
  • Use a binder which is both easy to access and well fitting with the documents.
  • Ensure all the pages are the same way up.
  • Use simple ordering such as “1, 2, 3, 4.”
  • Remember not to skip or double up numbers on your pages.
  • Do not repeat e-mails; simply use one chain of all the e-mails you are using as evidence.
  • Always use A4 paper.
  • Do not highlight sections of the text yourself.
  • Do not use an excessive amount of dividers within the bundle.
  • Where possible use (an agreed) typed version of a handwritten document.
  • Avoid four-ringed binders; this makes it simpler to add extra pages in Court.
  • Do not staple documents unless necessary.

Dion McCarthy, Litigation & Employment Solicitor Advocate

dmccarthy@astonbond.co.uk


Dion McCarthy specialises in litigation and employment law matters. To contact Dion, who is based in Slough, please call 01753 486 777 or email info@astonbond.co.uk. Alternatively, you can visit our offices at 135 High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1DN.