3.2 Court registrar

Every court has a registrar and most courts also have several deputy registrars who are able to exercise most of the powers of a registrar, as permitted by legislation.

Registrars, including deputy registrars, are statutory appointments and are able to exercise specified jurisdiction of the court, including considering applications to access some court records.

Note: In some matters registrars will need to refer applications to a judge (see 6.2 Searches and search rules).

The court registry office staff member taking court, commonly known as the court taker (see 3.4 Court taker), is referred to as 'Mr/Madam Registrar' while court is in session.

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