When a party delivers a list of documents to the other party, that party must also indicate where the other party can inspect the documents and make copies. However, it is rare that in practice a party attends in person to inspect the documents and make copies, unless special circumstances. Instead, the parties will exchange “books of documents”. A book of documents generally has a table of contents listing the documents in the book by tab. Each tab in the book corresponds to a document. The pages in the book of documents should be numbered consecutively.
The rules state that a party must pay for the cost of reproduction and delivery of the documents in advance. However, in practice, the various costs related to the litigation are generally left until the end for accounting.
Last updated: October 4, 2015