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