Common Law Division registry

The Common Law Registry works with the judiciary, legal practitioners and court users to progress matters before the court.

The Common Law Registry acts as a liaison between the judiciary, the legal profession and Court users. It supports the progress of cases to trial, managing correspondence and consent orders for matters listed for:

  • administrative mentions
  • trials
  • other interlocutory steps.

Pre-trial officers of the Common Law Registry provide procedural advice on the civil litigation process including the administration of the following:

  • adoptions and parentage procedures
  • applications under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996
  • transfer of Common Law proceedings between courts
  • compromise
  • confiscation.

Orders

When submitting consent orders, correspondence and requests for directions hearings, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Parties requiring authentication of orders are referred to Order 60A of the County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2008.

Correspondence

Correspondence for the Common Law Registry should only be sent via email. Parties are advised to direct all correspondence to the following email address: commonlaw.registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au

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Page last updated: 18 October 2018