PD - 58: Sealing Orders in Civil and Family Proceedings

  • August 01, 2023

Effective Date: 2020/02/10
Updated Date: 2023/08/01


This Practice Direction sets out how to apply for a sealing order in a civil or family law proceeding. The applicant must prepare a draft sealing order in the form attached in Schedule A, have it vetted by the court registry, and provide it to the Court at the hearing of the application. The Practice Direction also sets out the steps required after obtaining a sealing order. This Practice Direction does not address the jurisdiction to grant a sealing order, and does not alter restrictions on access to the court record reflected in statutes, rules or court policies.