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How to present a Detailed Statement/ Court Bundle please?

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NoMoreMrRight Sun 24-Jan-16 20:55:17

Self representing for my Leave to Remove application and unsure as to how present my detailed statement when sending it to the court/CAFFCAS officer. Do I use a lever arch folder, or do I just staple everything together? Also, can I use dividers to differentiate the main statement and the exhibits? I want it to look as professional as possible. If it makes any difference, I'm currently on about 60 pages including exhibits.

Also, should I include the Position Statement I presented at the first hearing in the folder or do I keep it separately so I can hand it over to the usher on the day as I did at the initial hearing?

Many thanks in advance.

staghunter Sun 24-Jan-16 20:59:09

Lever arch file, number the pages, dividers are good too. An index is very helpful and put a copy of the position statement in the front and a seperate copy for the usher/ judge and one for the other side.

NoMoreMrRight Sun 24-Jan-16 21:17:23

Excellent thank you Stag so much.

Quick last question .... will it reflect badly on me if I didn't present my XH's copy to him on a lever arch file but just all pages handed in person on an envelope?

staghunter Sun 24-Jan-16 21:26:34

That would really not be a problem !

If you can give him a copy with the same numbering it helps as everyone can refer to the same thing at the same time.

NoMoreMrRight Sun 24-Jan-16 21:28:10

Thank you smile

NoMoreMrRight Tue 09-Feb-16 11:23:08

Just one more (potentially very daft) question. .... I have now completed my court bundle (approx 60 pages) and have put each copy in big lever arch folders. It looks very neat and professional but a bit ridiculous as it's a big folder and supposed to fit more than my 60 pages.

Can't exchange the folders as I threw the receipt away. Will it annoy the judge if I still use them?

Thank you.

Mumblechum1 Tue 09-Feb-16 12:57:22

No the judge would rather have lever arches like that than ones which are over stuffed.

Have you agreed the index with the other side btw?

NoMoreMrRight Tue 09-Feb-16 15:31:17

We are in no speaking terms so we were ordered to submit detailed statements separately; knowing him, he will be sending a page or two stapled and after the deadline. ... the bundle is just my position statement, first (detailed) statement and exhibits.

Should we be sending a joint one? We're both litigants in person. ..

NoMoreMrRight Tue 09-Feb-16 15:31:56

Oh and thank you Mumblesmile

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