Viewa case: user guide
After selecting the mandatory criteria and, where appropriate, certain optional criteria to refine the search, please run the search to obtain your results.
The criteria available will vary depending on whether or not you are a subscriber to Infogreffe.
If you are not a subscriber to Infogreffe
You must specify:
• the Commercial court: the Commercial courts available are displayed in a drop-down menu. If a Commercial court is not available, please contact the registry office of the competent Commercial court. View the full directory of registry offices
• the numéro de rôle [cause list], is the registration number in the general directory of Court proceedings.
You could also specify:
• both parties: you should enter the name of a claimant and the name of a defendant;
• the hearing date, or failing that, a period (optional criterion): this can be the date the case was registered, an adjournment date, judgement adjourned for further consultation of judges, or an earlier date to monitor cases;
• Please select from the following three types of proceedings: Litigation on the merits of the case, summary proceedings, insolvency proceedings ( optional criteria).
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If you are a subscriber to Infogreffe
You must specify:
• the Commercial court (mandatory criterion): the Commercial courts available are displayed in a drop-down menu. If a Commercial court is not available, please contact the registry office of the competent Commercial court. View the full directory of registry offices here.
• both parties: you should enter the name of a claimant and the name of a defendant.
Only current cases and cases that have been closed or judged in the last 6 months will be displayed if the search only include the court and the name of one of the parties.
You could also specify:
• the case number, which is the registration number in the general directory of Court proceedings. If this criterion is filled in, no account will be taken of other criteria already entered;
• the hearing date, or failing that, a period: this can be the date the case was registered, an adjournment date, a judgement adjourned for further consultation of judges, or an earlier date to monitor cases. If you specify the date of the hearing or a period of interest, all the current cases, judged or de-registered on this date or during this period, will be displayed.
• Please select from the following three types of proceedings: Litigation on the merits of the case, summary proceedings, insolvency proceedings.
On the results page of your search, you can immediately see if a ruling has been passed, if the phrase 'judged on (date) " is present.
The information provided will tell you the current status of the proceedings (e.g.: "Case is completed, decision given" or "judgement reserved for a case" ), , the registration date in the general directory of the court cases, the classification of a decision (e.g.,: "Deemed made in the presence of both parties and is subject to appeal" ), and its purpose (e.g.: "total acceptance of the petition" ).
By default, the cases will be sorted by the date of the next hearing (chronologically), and then by the registration number . The completed cases can be found at the end of the list.
You can also sort the cases by type of proceedings/registration number or by the date of the next hearing/registration number.
From the list of results, you can:
• change the search by going back to the criteria selection page using the link "Refine Search" or the "Search" link in the breadcrumb/navigation path;
• perform a new search using the link "New search" ;
• print each page.
The maximum number of cases displayed is 100. Beyond 100 cases, the list cannot be displayed online. Please refine your search by adding selection criteria to reduce the number of cases found.
When viewing the detail of a case, you will see:
• the case or file name displayed as 1st claimant/ 1st defendant. By selecting this link, you can view the details of the case, including;
• the numéro de rôle [cause list], which is the registration number in the general directory of Court proceedings: this is the case number;
• the type of proceedings open (on the merits, summary proceedings, insolvency proceedings);
• the representatives of the parties: this is the 1st Claimant's first representative or barrister/lawyer, and/or the 1st defendant's barrister/lawyer;
• the word "closed" if the proceedings have been completed. In this case, you may order the judgement, or the order. if applicable;
• the date of next hearing for a registration, the date of adjourned hearing or the date of the adjourned judgement for further consultation of judges in other cases. Indeed, where the proceedings have not been completed, information is provided with regard to the next scheduled hearing;: date, court, time, judge, announced date for giving the judgement.
Via Infogreffe, based on the details of a case, you can:
• view the case history and print it out;
• track one of the the claimants, or one of the defendants: to do this, click on the name of the party that you would like to monitor, you will be automatically redirected to the identity sheet of the corresponding company. You can then click on the link "Track this company" and then select the fields you would like to track;
• view the details of the other cases displayed in the list of search results using the links 'Previous Case' and 'Next case';
• change the search by going back to the criteria selection page using the link "Refine Search" or the "Search" link in the breadcrumb;
• return to the list of cases via the "results" link in the breadcrumb;
• perform a new search using the link "New search".
Details for a case not yet judged
When the case has not yet been judged, the information relating to the hearing (date, court, time) are displayed. The phrases "judgement adjourned for further consultation of judges", "writ" or "adjourned awaiting statements of case" is displayed depending on the judgement given, followed by information on the adjournment hearing.
• If the case was referred to a judge rapporteur, the information relating to the judge rapporteur (name of the judge rapporteur, time of hearing) will be displayed.
• If the case is on appeal, the dates for the appeal and judgment of the Court of Appeal will be included in the case details.
• If the case is in investigative phase with the involvement of technicians, the type of on-going appraisal (investigation, advice, examination), the deadline of the expert's report, the renewal date for submission of the expert's report and the information concerning the technicians working on the case (name, address, telephone) will be displayed.
Details for a case that has been completed
When the case has been completed, the information relating to the hearing are not displayed. Only the word "Completed", the date and the nature of the judgement are displayed. You can also order the judgement/order.
If the case has been closed due to it being de-registered, the reason for the de-registration is given.
The complete history of the case traces the successive stages of the proceedings , for example "registration"; "adjournment awaiting documents and statements of cases"; "adjourned before the judge rapporteur"; "judgement adjourned for further consultation of judges" ; "deliberations on-going", with the respective dates of the events in question.
This history classifies the different phases from the most recent event to the first event. You can change the criteria to sort by chronological date or by judgement.
You can print a list of judgements relating to a case, as well as view or order the judgements or temporary injunctions given. Please then select your chosen transmission mode and add it to your selection.
You can order a copy of the judgements given by the Commercial courts:
- A 'judgement' [judgement], is a collective judgement given by a jurisdiction;
- An 'ordonnance', [order] is a judgement made by a single judge (order of the presiding judge, official receiver, judge rapporteur or a temporary injunction).
The prices for ordering a copy of a judgement will vary depending on how the document is sent:
- 3.12 euros inc. VAT on site, at the registry of the competent commercial court
- 4.01 euros inc. VAT per judgement (or order) sent by mail
- 5.46 euros inc. VAT to view it on Infogreffe
- 6.35 Euros inc. VAT to view the judgement (or order) on Infogreffe + send it by post