ECSC E-Litigation Portal
The ECSC Electronic Litigation Portal will be live from Monday 11th March, 2019 in the Territory of Anguilla for the following proceedings filed:
- All new proceedings in the Court of Appeal; and
- All new High Court civil proceedings, excluding Non-Contentious Probate and Administration of Estates, Family and Admiralty.
Please note that all of the above proceedings will be restricted to mandatory electronic filing through the E-Litigation portal. This means that absolutely no manual filings for such matters will be accepted through the Registry.
Although a Notice of Registration was posted on the court’s website and disseminated through the High Court Registry and the Bar Association, some legal practitioners have not yet registered their law firms on the E-Litigation Portal. Practitioners who have not registered their law firm as yet are therefore urged to do so as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience when ready to file. Please see the guidelines on the court’s website on how to Register your law firm.
Once law firms have been registered, a record of the law firm will be created in the E-Litigation Portal which will allow legal practitioners to create their user accounts within the E-Litigation Portal and will allow persons to associate themselves with their law firms. Law firms that have not already done so are urged to do this so as to avoid any inconvenience when ready to file their matters.
Law Firms are also encouraged to top-up their accounts ahead of the commencement date. The details for wire transfer can be found on the court’s website. Remember these transactions are not instantaneous so ensure that your account is financially ready to file. Filing will be hindered by the unavailability of funds on an account.
Please review the ECSC Electronic Litigation (Filing and Service Procedure) Rules 2019 and the Guidelines document (for Legal Practitioners) which can be found on the court’s website, as these contain pertinent information on the use of the ECSC E- Litigation Portal.
Dated 6th March, 2019