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E-filing at the Financial Remedies Unit

Guidance issues April 2016

  • The FRU has issued guidance (as below) on e-filing in anticipation that it becomes compulsory as soon as practicable.

    All e-filing documents should be sent to cfc.efiling.fru@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk. Below is a list of documents that may be sent electronically: 

    • Form's E, El, E2 
    • Form's H, Hl 
    • Questionnaires 
    • Chronologies 
    • Statements 
    • Bundles for hearings 
    • Position Statements 
    • Valuation Reports 

    The email should be clearly marked i.e. ZC15D09023 - SMITH - PETITIONER'S FORM E. This will help the team identify the document quickly and allocate to the case folder without any unnecessary complications. 

    All the documents should be sent as PDF and not Word documents. The FRU Team will then create individual case folders on the court's shared drive, which the Judge and their clerk can access for hearings. 

    Any documents which are over 10MB can be sent to them using 'Egress Switch'. There is no fee (I created an account myself) to sign up; it operates very similar to Outlook. When you send an email from the account, the sender will get a receipt in their Outlook account. The recipient will receive an email to their Outlook account prompting them to log on to Egress; when they log on, they will have the option to download the attachment. They will keep all downloads in the e-file, which judiciary and admin staff have access to. 

Practice note, published: 21/04/2016

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  • In October 2016, a new local direction was released setting out how documents can be eFiled in the Financial Remedies Unit of the Central Family Court Practice note, 22/11/2016, members only

Published: 21/04/2016

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