Printing out and assembling an Application Bundle


1. If you have a suitable fast colour printer which can print double-sided you might choose to print out the bundle on your own printer or, alternatively, you might use a high street print shop to do this for you. The bundle must be printed in colour: this is not only because some pages may contain photographs or colour-coded plans but because the page number on every page is in red and red printed in greyscale can be difficult to see. Be careful to ensure that any A3 (and larger) pages are printed on the correct size paper and either fold them or use a larger binder for them. 

2. The Index is in one PDF and there is a PDF for each section on the bundle. The index PDF should always be printed single-sided but each section PDF should be printed double-sided if possible. 

3. When you have printed out all the bundle pages, hole punch them and file them in one or more lever arch file/ring binders, depending on how many pages there are (to be easily usable a lever arch file should not contain more than 300 sheets). The Index must be at the beginning followed by the sections - make sure that the page numbers are consecutive and that everything listed in the Index is actually in the bundle.

4. The very first page of the Index PDF might be a title page giving the name and number of the case and the title of the bundle (e.g. Application Bundle) in tramlines, so that the Index itself actually starts on the second page of the PDF. The first page filed in the ring binder should always be the first page of the Index (i.e. the second page of the PDF if the first page of the Index PDF is actually a title page) so that the index can be seen immediately on opening the file without having to turn over a page which merely contains the title of the case. If there is an initial page containing only the title it is intended to be stuck on the outside of the front cover of the volume, though you can write your own sticky label to put on the front of the volume, containing the same information, if that is easier, rather than use any title page. As well as sticking the title page to the front (or using a sticky label on the front) you should put a sticky label on the outside spine with the case number and case name in large writing. 

5. It will assist everyone if tabs are inserted in front of each section, as shown in the picture above. The name written on each tab should be the same as the section name (as shown in the index) but when writing on each tab you can abbreviate the words "witness statement" to "w/s".  

6. Repeat the above steps to produce as many copies of the bundle as required. 


Disclaimer

The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques, software or services described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software or service is reliable.

There is some variation between the procedural requirements of different tribunals and courts for different types of case. The above explanation of procedural rules relating to bundles is only an overview and in order to be reasonably concise I have had to leave some details out - details which are likely to affect what the procedural law would say about your own situation. So please do not rely on the above but contact me for advice.


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