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By | 12th February 2014

 The Aussies have done it again!

Not satisfied with trouncing Cook’s boys 5-0 in the recent Ashes series (I prefer not to mention the one day series and the T20, poor as they were, because it is the result of the five match Ashes series which hurts), the New South Wales Attorney General has announced that a Virtual Registry is now open for business.

The press release proclaims that the Virtual Registry is open anytime anywhere making the lodging and management of civil claims faster and more efficient. Apparently there is to be no more waiting at the court registry to file documents and lawyers will no longer have to structure their day around the court’s hours.

Details are contained in the press release and more information may be obtained from the NSW Supreme, District & Local Courts Online Registry. But, in summary, lawyers and litigants in person in civil claims can use the Online Registry to:

  • File over 40 forms for civil cases
  • Receive court-sealed documents by email
  • Request copies of judgments and orders
  • Check which documents have been filed for a case
  • Publish and search NSW probate notices (mandatory advertisements relating to wills and deceased estates)
  • Check lists of subpoenaed documents and things (items brought to court to be
  • considered as evidence)
  • Pay court filing fees by credit card.

All in all, it looks like another win for Australia.