6 February 2023
The Process of Issuing Orders
Further to an online post about how orders are issued, we have been working with the Court to provide clarity on the process which we thought you might find interesting and have outlined for you below.
Contrary to some opinion, Issuing orders is not as simple as ‘just printing’ a sheet of paper.
When a Judge or ACO has made a decision, they make an order which is either handwritten on the case notes or typed and saved electronically on a shared drive. They do not have access to any software tools that can generate auto populated orders, so they do have to type or write them up.
Once the files are returned to the admin team, staff will:
1. type up any handwritten orders and format the electronically saved orders
2. insert calendar dates as indicated (the draft will specify a time from the date of issue)
3. attach electronic seals where appropriate
4. print the required number of copies
5. attach the embossed seal to printed orders where appropriate
6. update CASREC (the database), the case notes and the e-file caselog
7. produce a letter of issue
8. prepare the postal bundle where appropriate (addressing, franking etc)
Issuing an order takes on average 30 minutes but cases with multiple orders will take significantly longer.