A new IT system in the Rolls Building will allow litigants to file their claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week and from anywhere in the world, a spokesman for the Judicial Office has said.
The system, supplied by Thomson Reuters, is expected to be in place by the end of next year, coinciding with the celebrations to mark 800 years of Magna Carta.
A Judicial Office spokesman said the new IT would put the Chancery Division, the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court “in the forefront of modern court technology on the world stage consistent with the high standard and international reputation of London as a business dispute resolution centre”.
He said the system would allow round-the-clock online filing of claims, statements of case and other documents, together with electronic listing and production of orders.
Thomson Reuters said the choice of its electronic filing system C-track by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) followed an extensive procurement exercise.
“The deployment of Thomson Reuters C-Track solution will enable the legal profession to adopt more efficient and cost saving working practices by using digital technology in their dealings with the Rolls Building jurisdictions,” a spokesman said.
C-Track is designed specifically to capture, track, process and report on court information and keep cases moving through the judicial process.
Susan Taylor Martin, legal business president of Thomson Reuters, said: “I am confident that the combination of our innovative technology and deep industry experience will make a significant contribution to HMCTS and its partners as they seek to deliver a more effective, efficient and high performing courts and tribunals administration.”