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Preparation of Court Bundles for Family Proceedings

If you need to create a court bundle for family law proceedings, then you’ve come to the right place. Bundledocs has everything you need to prepare, format and lodge your family law bundle. Ready to see how it works?

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Paper Bundles or Electronic Court Bundles

One of the best things about Bundledocs is that you don’t have to choose to create an electronic court bundle or a paper bundle - you can have both. As a 100% cloud based product all bundles created using Bundledocs will be immediately available in electronic PDF format. However, if your court requires bundles to be lodged in paper format then that’s possible too. It’s simple - just print!

In some cases, there may be a limit to the number of pages or sheets of A4 paper that are included in either your electronic court bundle or your paper bundle. With Bundledocs you don’t have to go counting pages, we do this for you so you can see at-a-glance how many pages are included in each section of your bundle.

Don’t believe us? We offer a free 30-day trial so you can try for free and see.

Format of the Court Bundle

When it comes to formatting your court bundle, Bundledocs court bundle software has a wide range of features to make it simple to customise your bundle so it looks just right. If you’re unsure what needs to be included in your bundle, how it’s formatted or how it’s ultimately logged then make sure to check out your courts practice directions. For example, the www.justice.gov.uk website contains Practice Direction 27A that outlines the court bundle requirements for family proceedings.

 

Unable to view? Watch now on YouTube - Create a Trial Bundle in Minutes

 

Add documents: With Bundledocs you can upload all the key documents relevant to your bundle. There is no document limit and most files types are supported. Including word documents, PDF, emails, images, maps etc. Plus, if your bundle requires your documents to be created in a specific font type or line spacing, this can all be done before uploading your documents into Bundledocs.

Read More: What types of files and documents does Bundledocs support?

Arrange your bundle in order: You can easily arrange your documents in chronological order i.e. in accordance with the time sequence in which they occurred. Bundledocs makes moving documents easy and it all can be done by simply dragging and dropping your files into place.

Video: Moving Bundledocs Documents Made Easy

Add sections: Each bundle can be divided into separate sections. With Bundledocs you can create as many sections and sub-sections as needed.

Index your bundle: Most bundles now require that an index page is included at the beginning of the bundle that lists all items in your bundle. Bundledocs automatically creates your index page and it’s fully customisable so it appears just as you like it.

Paginate your bundle: When preparing your bundle you will need to make sure it is paginated i.e. your pages are numbered correctly. Each page can be numbered individually and consecutively starting at Page 1. Bundledocs automatically handles pagination so your bundle is fully numbered with a single click. You can customise to suit and if any changes are needed, you simply re-generate and the page numbers are automatically updated.

How To: Restart page numbering for each section

Lodging the Court Bundle

One of the most important things to remember when preparing a court bundle for family proceedings is that it’s lodged and submitted to the courts on time. Regardless of whether you choose to print your bundle, send it to the court by post, DX, courier or provide it electronically. Again, refer to practice directions to see what methods are acceptable.

Does Bundledocs offer a way to share a paginated index to all parties before the hearing? Yes! Bundledocs offer a paperless way to easily share your paginated index with third parties, other side council etc. Check out our ‘Securely Send the Index Page to Other Side Counsel’ post to discover how this is done.


Interested to learn more about Bundleodcs? Get in touch today to arrange your free online demonstration or start your free 30-day trial today and give it a try for yourself.

Trial Bundle Preparation Made Easy - Video

A few years back we wrote a post all about trial bundles. We covered everything from what a trial bundle is; what is their purpose and why they’re important. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, here is it: “Trial Bundles: Everything You Need To Know“. In that post we briefly touched on the steps needed to create a trial bundle. As we know that trial bundle preparation is a struggle for so many, we wanted to create a post to show you the simple way to prepare bundles using Bundledocs. Let’s jump right in…

How to Prepare a Trial Bundle using Bundledocs

(Don’t fancy reading today? Watch our short 2 minute video to see how it works!)

STEP ONE: CREATE & STRUCTURE YOUR TRIAL BUNDLE

To prepare our trial bundle we first need to create the structure. Easily create sections, sub-section and even volumes. You have complete control and can name the sections as you like. Need to make a change? Just double click! Bundledocs even offers the ability to create templates for your trial bundles which will save you even more time.

STEP TWO: ADD & NAME YOUR TRIAL DOCUMENTS 

Now that we've created the structure for our bundle, the next step is to add our trial documents. Using the upload button you can access your documents and upload them into your sections. You can upload documents from anywhere - your local pc, an online storage system (like Dropbox or Box); and we even have integrations with case/document management systems such as iManage, Tikit Partner for Windows, NetDocuments, Dropbox, Actionstep - to name just a few. Discover more about our integration partners.

STEP THREE: CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIAL BUNDLE

Now that we’ve created our sections and added our documents, we’re ready to customise our bundle to make sure it fits our firms house style, meets practice directions etc. There are many ways you can customise your trial bundle, however, if you need any help getting it just right then get in touch with our team.

Here are a few ways you can customise your trial bundle using Bundledocs:

Cover Page: Upload a custom cover page or let Bundledocs generate one for you.

Index Page: The days of manually creating an index page for your trial bundle is over. With a single click your index (or table of contents) page is created for you. It’s even hyperlinked too so you can quickly and easily search your casebook. Click and you're there!

Page or Bates Numbering: Paginating your trial bundle is done instantly. There are a number of ways you can customise it to make sure you get it just right.

STEP Four: DOWNLOAD OR SHARE ELECTRONICALLY

That’s it! When you are ready to complete your trial bundle, simply click the Generate button. Your bundle will be instantly available and can be shared electronically directly from Bundledocs, or downloaded, printed and saved. Do whatever works for you.


Interested to learn more about Bundledocs trial bundle software? We offer a free online demonstration where we take you through exactly how it all works. There’s no obligation and it only lasts about 15 minutes. Otherwise, we can get you setup with a FREE 30 day trial account so give it a try and see if it suits.

Bundledocs New Feature Release - December 2018

Can you believe we’ve come to our last New Feature Release post of the year. We’ve gathered together some of our exciting new updates for you to check out so keep on reading.

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Double sided printing just got easier

Making the move to a less paper office is simple. Whether you want to go completely paperless or would prefer to still use paper copies of your bundles, with Bundledocs there is no choice - you can do it all.

It’s easy. All bundles are automatically produced in electronic format that can be easily printed with the click of a button. But what if you need to print double sided?

From speaking with our clients, we know double sided printing can be a pain. That’s why we introduced our vacat pages feature earlier this year. This allows you to force the first page of each section to the right (if it doesn’t already appear there).

Following on from this, it is now possible to apply vacat pages to each document in your bundle. Similarly, this will force the first page any document to the right. Magic!

Make sure to download a copy of our Bundledocs User Guide for full details.

What does this button do again?

Collaborating with others on your bundle is simple with Bundledocs. We offer a wide range of features from securely forwarding your bundle to anyone (regardless of file size), working in groups or collaborating with anyone on your bundle.

When it comes to securely collaborating with external third parties, we have introduced some handy new features to help make it easier for first time users.

Now if you don’t know what a button/option does, simply hover over the button and a simple description will appear. The best bit? As there are only 6 buttons, getting familiar with using Bundledocs will be a breeze!

Sound good? Login to Bundledocs now and give it a try for yourself.

Numbering just how you like it

At Bundledocs we want to ensure you have everything you need to create the perfect bundle. Whether you want to change your index, change your page numbering or change the export options, it can all be done.

In our latest release, we have added another enhancement to our index customization option. So what can you do now?

As you may be aware, section numbering currently can be set to either numerical or alphabetical. For example it can appear as Section A, B, C or as Section 1, 2, 3 etc.

Moving on from this, we wanted to give you even more flexibility. Now you can set a ‘First Display Order Number‘ for your bundle. So whether you want to begin at Section 7, Section D, or Section 77 - it’s all possible with a click of a button.

Have you a specific format you want to create or any queries on the type of bundle you need to create? Get in touch with our awesome support team today!

That’s a wrap for 2018! If you would like to review any of our previous New Feature Release posts, then we’ve included some of our latest below for you to check out. If there is anything else you need to know, then get in touch with us today. We love to hear from you!

Bundledocs Sponsor Tikit P4W National User Group Conference 2018

We’ve great news! We are thrilled to announce Bundledocs, a Tikit P4W partner, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming Tikit P4W National User Group Conference 2018 which takes place at the BT Centre, London next month.

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Following on from our exhibition at the NetDocuments Elevate and the London Law Expo, we are excited to be hitting the road again to showcase at the 2018 Tikit National User Group conference.

Tikit recently announced this year’s event has more people than ever signed up to attend, so it is certainly not to be missed. The agenda is jam packed covering everything from the Tikit user AGM, workshops, updates on new feature releases, enhancements and exploring the product road-map, to name just a few.

Are you attending the Tikit P4W National User Group this year? If so, then do drop by our stand. We will be exhibiting alongside other P4W conference partners including InfoTrack, The Link App, Perfect Portal and will be on-hand to show how simple it is to create a professional bundles from anywhere!

Tikit P4W National User Group Conference Details

If you’re attending the Tikit P4W National User Group Conference next month, here's what you need to know...

When: Thursday, 15th of November 2018 - Friday, 16th of November 2018

Where: BT Centre, London

Time: Day One begins at 09:00am and Day Two begins at 09:30am.

Conference Passes: Visit Tikit’s Events page for full details on Delegate Tickets and prices.

Bundledocs Sponsor Tikit P4W #NUG18 Dinner

That’s not all. We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Tikit P4W NUG Conference Dinner which will take place the evening of Thursday November 15th. It will be held in the 5* Mondrian Hotel on London’s iconic South Bank. The evening will kick off with a drinks reception, with dinner starting from 8pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

What's New at Bundledocs - October 2018

It’s been a busy few months for the Bundledocs team. If you don’t follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter you may have missed what’s been happening. Not to worry. We’ve gathered together a few of our highlights for you to check out. Let’s take a look…


Bundledocs is an Approved UK Government G-Cloud 10 Provider

Great News! We’re delighted to have been selected as an approved court bundle software provider in the UK Gov G-Cloud Framework.

If you’ve not heard of the G-Cloud framework before - it’s a UK Government initiative to help UK public sector bodies easily research and procure cloud solutions. We’ve been selected as an approved supplier over the last number of frameworks and are thrilled to have been approved once again.

If you’re a local authority or in-house legal team looking for a solution to help with the creation of court bundles, then this is for you. Head over to the Digital Marketplace to see our profile in full.

Late Inserts Just Got Better

As you may be aware, Bundledocs have developed a unique and powerful feature that we like to call - Late Inserts. This works great at times where your don’t want to disrupt the existing index page and page numbering. With Late Inserts you can then add alternative numbering sequence to your bundle and Bundledocs will automatically update your index page and page numbers.

In our latest release, we’ve made our late inserts feature even better. It’s now possible to make your late inserts either alphabetical or numerical. Customising your bundle to match court requirements or practice house styles is now simple.

Want a quick recap of how late inserts work? Check out our Bundledocs Late Inserts Explained - Feature Focus post for a quick recap.

Want to give it a go for yourself? If you’re already a Bundledocs user simply sign in to your account. If not, then avail of our free 30-day trial to see for yourself.

Proud Sponsor of NetDocuments ndElevate 2018

In September, we were delighted to sponsor NetDocuments ndElevate 2018 in London. This event was jam packed with presentations from the likes of NetDocuments CEO Josh Baxter, CTO Alvin Tedjamulia, VP of Product Strategy Peter Buck and many many more.

A great session on the day was the NetDocuments Customer Panel. It was great to hear from firms such as - Shulmans LLP, Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Cuatrecasas, Higgs and Sons; Kerman & Co; Sackers Pensions - and hear how they’re using NetDocuments within their practices.

If you were unable to attend ndElevate this year then don’t worry. We’ve created a short video to show you how easy it is to create electronic bundles from anywhere using NetDocuments and Bundeldocs. Check it out…

Trouble viewing? Visit our Bundledocs YouTube Channel to catch all our latest videos.

Come join us at the London Law expo 2018

Following our successful sponsorship of ndElevate EMEA, our team are hitting the road again. Next stop? The London Law Expo!

Having showcased at the event last year, we know it’s one not to be missed. Each year NetLaw Media bring together some of the most respected names in the legal and commercial world. If you’re attending then make sure to stop by and say hello to our team. We will be at Stand #A22.

Check out our London Law Expo 2018 announcement post for full details on the event.