From 1 November 2022 until 28 April 2023, professional Deputies appointed by the Court of Protection, their legal representatives and other legal professionals involved in Court of Protection cases are able to submit bills in respect of general management and other applications where the relevant authority has been obtained from the Court of Protection in electronic spreadsheet form, known as the E-Bill.
Approved templates for use are available via the judiciary website, https://www.judiciary.uk/guidance-and-resources/electronic-bills-in-court-of-protection-cases-pilot-in-the-senior-courts-costs-office/ and E-bills are to be filed using CE File. When filing an E-Bill, the options titled ‘COP-E’ in CE File should be selected, and once assessed by the Costs Officers, the bills will be returned electronically.
In accordance with the start of the pilot scheme due to commence on 1 November 2022, the Costs Team at Clarion will be fully prepared for this change and will proceed with drafting E-Bills on behalf of our clients.
Please read Stephanie Kaye’s blog ‘The COP E-Bill – the good, the bad and the technical’ for further information regarding how the E-Bill will work, how to prepare the bill and the impact on COP practitioners.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Maidie Deighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.