104.  Documents which must be filed, served, delivered or otherwise conveyed using the Electronic Filing Service

(1) Pursuant to Order 63A, Rules 1 and 8 of the Rules of Court, the Registrar hereby specifies that all documents to be filed with, served on, delivered or otherwise conveyed to the Registrar in all proceedings other than criminal proceedings (which are governed by Part XIV of these Practice Directions and the Criminal Procedure Code (Electronic Filing and Service) Regulations), subject to the exceptions which appear later in this paragraph, must be so filed, served, delivered or otherwise conveyed using the Electronic Filing Service.

(2) It shall not be necessary to use the Electronic Filing Service in respect of the following proceedings:

(a) any proceedings commenced by a writ of summons before March 2000, subject to the provisions in sub-paragraphs (c), (d), (e) and (f);

(b) any proceedings commenced by an originating summons before 18 December 2001;

(c) any proceedings for taxation commenced by a bill of costs, including proceedings resulting or arising from such proceedings, filed before 18 December 2001;

(d) any proceedings commenced by an originating summons or summons for interpleader relief, including proceedings resulting or arising from such proceedings, filed before 18 December 2001;

(e) any notices of appeal under Order 55D, including proceedings resulting or arising from such appeals, filed before 18 December 2001;

(f) any notices of appeal under Order 57, including proceedings resulting or arising from such appeals, filed before 18 December 2001;

(g) any proceedings commenced by a petition for the admission of advocates and solicitors filed before 18 December 2001;

(h) any proceedings for winding up of a company commenced  by a petition filed before 28 May 2002;

(i) any proceedings commenced by an Admiralty writ in rem or in personam filed before 28 May 2002;

(j) any proceedings commenced by an originating motion filed before 28 May 2002;

(k) any proceedings commenced by an originating petition filed before 28 May 2002;

(l) any proceedings commenced by a petition of course filed before 28 May 2002;

(m) any proceedings or applications under the Bankruptcy Act (Cap. 20) or Bankruptcy Rules (Cap. 20, Rule 1) filed before 28 May 2002;

(n) any proceedings for a grant under Order 71, Rule 5 of the Rules of Court filed before 28 May 2002;

(o) any applications to deposit an instrument creating a power of attorney filed before 28 May 2002; and

(p) any proceedings commenced by a petition under Part X of the Women’s Charter (Cap. 353) filed before 15 December 2003.

(3) Documents which are filed pursuant to Order 34, Rule 3A(1) may, instead of being filed through the Electronic Filing Service, be filed in accordance with the procedure outlined in paragraph 71(3) to (7).

(4) In respect of appeals under Order 55D, it shall not be necessary to file, serve, deliver or convey any document at the High Court using Electronic Filing Service if its filing, service, delivery or conveyance is not required under Order 55D.