Senior Courts (Access to Court Documents) Rules 2017

  • A correction has been made to rule 7(2)(g) on 1 July 2019 under section 25(1)(j)(i) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
6 General qualifications on all rights of access under rules

Any right or permission given by or under these rules to access a document, a court file, or any part of the formal court record is subject to—


any enactment, court order, or direction limiting or prohibiting access or publication; and


rule 7 of these rules (which prohibits access to a document, court file, judgment or order relating to proceedings brought under specified enactments, except access by a party to those proceedings); and


rule 8(3) (which prohibits access to specified documents relating to criminal proceedings without the permission of a Judge); and


the payment of the prescribed fees (if any) for access.