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Civil news: guidance on a model approach to civil billing

Standard approach to help turn around your work more efficiently when submitting online and paper bills.


Guidance is now available on our preferred format for files of papers, both paper and electronic.

The standardised format builds on existing best practice in solicitors’ files and helps to ensure your work is easy to locate.


A standard format:

  • makes it easy to find documentation and less likely to miss evidence within the file – reducing queries and assessments and avoidable appeals
  • assists in processing claims quicker
  • builds on existing best practice that we see regularly on solicitors’ files

Further Information

Model file submissions for civil billing

Published 6 July 2017