The Commonwealth Courts Portal provides users with secure web-based access to information about cases that are before these courts.

The Portal is a central system that enables registered litigants and legal practitioners to log on using a single user ID and password and access information from multiple jurisdictions.

This page provides information about requesting access to a law firms files in the Commonwealth Courts Portal

Select the relevant topic below for more information:

Once a law firm have received confirmation of registration, individuals can request access to the law firm's files. Access can be given to one, more or all files depending on access requirements set by the law firm.

To request access to a firm, each person must register as an individual first.

See How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal? for details on registering individuals and to view the helpful video guide.

See How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal? for details on registering individuals and to view the helpful video guide.

To request access to a firm:

Step 1. Log in.

Step 2. Select Your profile

Image of the Your profile link to make changes to your details

Step 3. Select Request access to another organisations files.

Image of the options under organisations - view associations, register an organisation and request access to another organisation's files

Step 4. Enter the name of the law firm whose files you wish to request access select  search button (enter at least 3 characters). If you are unable to find your organisation please confirm that it has been registered.

Step 5. Select the appropriate organisation and add a comment if desired then Image of the request access button.

Notification will then be sent to the administrators who will need to approve your request.

If you are a barrister and have been briefed by a law firm, you can request access to the law firm's files on the Portal.

Note: A barrister with a direct brief from a client cannot gain access to their file on the portal.

You must be a registered user to request access to a file.

See How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal? for details on registering individuals and to view the helpful video guide.

See How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal? for details on registering individuals and to view the helpful video guide.

To request access to a firm:

Step 1. Log in.

Step 2. Select Your profile

Image of the Your profile link to make changes to your details

Step 3. Select Request access to another organisations files.

Image of the options under organisations - view associations, register an organisation and request access to another organisation's files

Step 4. Enter the name of the law firm whose files you wish to request access select  search button (enter at least 3 characters). If you are unable to find the organisation you should confirm with them that they are registered on the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

Step 5. Select the appropriate organisation and add a comment requesting access to the file then select Image of the request access button.

Notification will then be sent to the administrators that you are requesting access.