11. What information about a civil case can be disclosed to the public? Are all the evidence, documents, or witness statements available for public inspection?
In general, only the originating process (i.e. Writ of Summons or Originating Summons in a general civil case) is available for public search in the Court’s Registry. All the pleadings (unless they are endorsed in the Writ of Summons), witness statements and documentary evidence are not available for public inspection.
Furthermore, in light of the inherent sensitive and confidential nature, the originating processes of some kinds of civil cases such as family, personal injuries or bankruptcy cases will not be available for public search.