From 2 July 2018, all documents for Common Law, Commercial Court and Costs Court matters will be required to be electronically filed using the RedCrest electronic filing platform.
RedCrest is the Supreme Court of Victoria's electronic filing system currently used for judge-managed matters filed in the Commercial Court.
The CITEC platform previously used for electronic filing of Common Law, Costs Court and some Commercial Court matters will be inaccessible after 4pm on Friday 29 June 2018. It will continue to be accessible to obtain copies of previously filed documents.
Access to electronic filing in RedCrest for these matters will commence on Monday 2 July 2018.
Matters heard at the Supreme Court are categorised by area of specialty.
Once a matter is filed for commencement in the Supreme Court it will be put into a list with other cases that deal with a similar subject area. While the majority of civil proceedings are general in nature and sit within the Civil Management List, the Court has a number of 'specialist lists' that deal with specialist areas of the law. These lists are managed by a judge with expertise in that particular area.
The specialist lists are as follows:
- Civil circuit
- Confiscation and proceeds of crime
- Dust diseases
- Employment and industrial
- Intellectual property
- Judicial review and appeals
- Major torts
- Personal injuries
- Professional liability
- Technology, engineering and construction
- Testators family maintenance
- Trusts, equity and probate
- Valuation, compensation and planning