(1) A document is filed if:
(a) it is lodged with the Court in accordance with rule 2.21(1); and
(i) for a document in an existing proceeding--it is accepted in the proper Registry by being stamped as 'filed'; or
(ii) in any other case--it is accepted in a Registry by being stamped as 'filed'.
(2) A document in an existing proceeding is taken to have been filed on the day when it was received by a Registry that is not the proper Registry if the document:
(a) is presented to a Registry other than the proper Registry; and
(b) is sent by the Registry to the proper Registry; and
(c) is filed in accordance with subparagraph (1)(b)(i).
(3) If a document is faxed or sent by electronic communication to a Registry, the document is, if accepted by a Registry under subrule (1), taken to have been filed:
(a) if the whole document is received by 4.30 pm on a business day for the Registry--on that day; or
(b) in any other case--on the next business day for the Registry.
Note 1: Business day is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2: File is defined in the Dictionary as meaning file and serve.
Note 3: Because of the Court's computer security firewall, there may be a delay between the time a document is sent by electronic communication and the time the document is received by the Court.