The Common Law Division has a broad jurisdiction that includes workplace, transport accident and medical negligence claims, and claims by a beneficiary under a will.
There are 10 lists within the Common Law Division, each with its own judge in charge. The lists are: General; Adoptions, Surrogacy and Name Changes; Appeals and Post Sentence Application; Applications; Confiscation; Defamation; Family Property; Medical; Serious Injury; and WorkCover.
The Common Law Registry works with the judiciary, legal practitioners and court users to progress matters before the court.
Parties can request a directions hearing if they are unable to resolve a matter in its preliminary stages.
Access a wide range of guidance material designed to help you represent yourself in legal proceedings.
In certain circumstances Common Law proceedings between the Magistrates, County and Supreme courts can be transferred.
A compromise application is filed in proceedings where a settlement has been reached but a party to the proceeding is either deceased, has a disability preventing them from making decisions or is a minor.
Learn about legal documents compelling a witness to attend Court to give evidence, or a person (or company) to produce documents for evidence.