What do I need to know?

All you need to know is the name of a company, government body person or other party to a court case.

The search below covers a variety of court case records held at PROV - equity cases, civil cases, insolvency, company and miscellaneous cases and criminal prosecutions. 

It's important to note that the quantity of data for each of these collection areas varies vastly, from the full names of the companies and people who are parties to the case, to partial names, to file close file Definition An accumulation of documents relating to the same subject, person, activity or transaction that are kept together.  Documents in a file are usually, but not always, fastened together.  Files are usually arranged in an identifiable sequence (e.g. numerical or alphabetical). numbers, or date listings only. The data may also cover only a proportion of the cases of each type. We're constantly working to improve the quality and quantity of data, to make searches like this more likely to be successful.

The search covers tens of thousands of cases and may produce useful results; however, if you aren't successful, try using the court cases topic guide to establish type of case you're searching for, and the specific process or search you can use to find records.

How do I search?

Type the name of a company, government body person or other party to the case. 

What are in these records?

The content close content Definition The actual information in a record (as distinct from its context). of the records vary depending on the type of case, and when the case was heard. This page includes a search across court cases from the 1840s to the 1980s. You can find more details about specific types of case via the court cases topic page.

Visit the court cases topic page to learn more about the specific records, including their content, whether there are digitised records, whether any of the records are closed under Section 9 of the Public Records Act, and how to seek access.