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Court Procedure

Name Searches

Party or Litigant Name Search

Under the Rules of the Supreme Court 1971, it is possible to make a party name or litigant search. That provision is under Order 67 rule 10, and requires that a written request is made to the Court for a party name / litigation search.

If you are not a party to the matter, you a must make a written request to the Principal Registrar for the search to be conducted and there is a fee for every name requested and result located by the search. A fee is applicable for every name searched even when no result is located by the name search.

Divorce Name Search

A written request is required for party name searches of divorce matters. If you are not a party to the divorce, you must make a written request to the Principal Registrar for approval for the search to be conducted.

There is no fee for a copy of the Decree Absolute; however, a fee is applicable for a copy of any other document.

The fees are set by Parliament and are contained in Supreme Court (Fees) Regulations 2002. A party may apply to have the Court defer or reduce the fee. For additional information please refer to the Rules of the Supreme Court 1971.

Last updated: 4-Jul-2016

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