Amendment to the Admiralty and Commercial Courts Guide: The electronic Claim Information Form (“CIF”)

The Admiralty and Commercial Courts Guide has been amended to include the following direction for cases issued or transferred on or after 1 April 2014:

“Within 7 days of issuing a Claim Form or when a case has been transferred into the Commercial Court, the receiving of the new claim number, the claimant(s) should complete an electronic Claim Information Form (“CIF”) and file the same electronically to the following email address” (Section B 4.1 b)

The Admiralty and Commercial Court has advised that the purpose of this form is to collect statistics concerning the work done so as to help promote the efficient conduct of business in the Commercial Court.