Searching in the specific search mode is suited for finding a particular case when you have details that describe the case at hand e.g. (names of parties, case number, and date of delivery)
To find a case according to its details (names of parties, case number, date of delivery), one need not fill in all the fields. You may use any one or more search criteria; search using whatever information you have.
Using only one or two search criteria will yield a high number of results – using more search criteria significantly reduces the number of results yielded.
When searching for a case using the names of parties (specific search mode) you need not fill in all the names. Any or two names of either party will suffice. Similarly, if you are searching for a case by case number, do not type in the entire length of the case number (e.g. instead of entering “Miscellaneous criminal Application No. 94 of 2004”, you may simply enter “94 of 2004” )
Ensure all your search terms are spelt correctly. Try to use alternative spellings of names, words or acronyms appearing in your search terms.
Searching in general mode is suited for finding any or all cases that contain a given word, set of words or phrase
To make the most out of the use of this feature, please have a look at our case search tutorials for more comprehensive guidance on how to optimize your searches,