The duty registrar can assist with the following:
The duty registrar can provide the following advice:
Procedural assistance by the duty registrar is primarily for unrepresented litigants. Lawyers are expected to have undertaken their own research before approaching the Duty Registrar for procedural advice.
The duty registrar does not process non-urgent applications or enter non-urgent orders or writs during duty sessions. These must be filed and processed in the registry in the usual way.
Requests for the duty registrar to process urgent applications, and requests to make urgent orders or issue writs must be substantiated in writing. Agents of solicitors must have a letter from the solicitor outlining the reasons for urgency.
The duty registrar is an officer of the Court and must remain impartial. The duty registrar is not permitted to:
For legal advice you should consult an independent lawyer.
The duty registrar is not an expert in procedures in other Courts and Tribunals and will decline to provide advice in relation to procedures in other Courts and Tribunals. You will be referred to that other Court or Tribunal.
The duty registrar will not review probate documents before they are filed.