COURTSDESK SEARCHER is an on-demand search for court cases, or parties involved in court cases, in England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland. 

For investigations in the private sector it is an exclusive service to ABI Members discounted from £40 to £25 per single name search:

A single name search will provide up to 10 Court case summaries with all available detail on the cases supplied. For names matched in more than 10 cases, a summary list of results will be supplied, with a quote for further search work to return reports for all cases.

To use the service, simply enter the names or keywords into an online form and our team of analysts will run the search to your specification.

COURTSDESK SEARCHER undertake to reply within a maximum of four hours with a time-stamped report including any and all matches for your search query across multiple tiers of the courts and other data sources.


The search service is built to find names of people or companies involved in court cases.

You submit name or keyword request(s) and our search team will run them against any and all litigation data we have access to and return matches to you by email.

The list of sources is growing each month, but the current list of courts or case types covered is below.

To run a search, follow these steps: - Go to the Courtsdesk Searcher entry form: -

Fill out the form with your queries and any corresponding notes or details - obtain the ABI discount and access code from the Secretariat.

Pay the appropriate fee - as outlined on the form and depending on your search we send you the results by email within four hours


COURTSDESK SEARCHER has a dedicated liaison for ABI members in the UK who can be contacted about the service, or if you have any more complex or high-volume searches, which the online search form may not cater for, contact: Kim Crossley | email: | tel: 07787 554 239.


COURTSDESK SEARCHER offers data solutions, providing very large search and analytics of the courts and companies, and an online self-search web portal for research in the Republic of Ireland. 

COURTSDESK Data Services - provides reports on larger numbers of entities, or on corporates which have large volumes of litigation.  Data solutions include live API services, and bespoke data investigations.

Contact and a support agent can help. - is an online search portal for self-service litigation and company searches in Ireland. This can be accessed by purchasing an annual or monthly licence. Go to and click ‘request access’ to arrange a trial or subscription


(2019 October) - I was researching a high worth individual in a public interest case scenario for a media client. Only by using COURTSDESK SEARCHER did I find previously unknown cases of interest, with supporting data that was simply not showing in Internet search engines or available elsewhere. The quality of the intelligence gained impressed my journalist client who is experienced in finding such information for himself. Tony Imossi F/0847

(2019 December) - Whilst finishing a background research to test the credibility of a party in an alleged fraud, having exhausted all my capabilities and produced what I thought was already a pretty magnificent and detailed Report, I turned to Courtsdesk on a 'just in case' basis and the results took my findings to a different dimension giving the final Report the extra WOW factor.  This is a truly sensational tool for even routine investigations and highly recommended.   Tony Imossi F/0847



"I am aware from news reports of a specific court case of interest to my investigation.

I have sent a court researcher to the Royal Courts in London and the researcher was categorically told that there were no current/historical matters, please see her comments below: 'I confirm that I attended at the RCJ, Queen's Bench Division. The clerk checked twice for the name of the individual and the company, with negative results.'

Do you have any additional search facilities to enable me to find this referenced case or is the researcher's report to be final?" John Withers F/2004

COURTSDESK SEARCHER processed the names through the COURTSDESK unique database and quickly found the case sought.  It is in the Queen's Bench Division, having been filed five months earlier, and involved nine parties in total, including the company of interest and a further name mentioned in the query.

It seems the researcher's findings were inconclusive (and interestingly, by implication, the Court Service themselves provided incorrect information).

To access the ABI search form click here.


Your search will include access to the courts or case types listed below.

The archive for some High Court cases such as the London Commercial and Property Courts begins in June 2017, and for the lower courts such as the County Court at London and regional divisions of the High Court begins in February 2019.

We will email clients (i.e. anyone who has used the service and not opted out of update emails) when we add new data sources.

For now the jurisdictions and court or case types available are:

England & Wales - County Court at London - all cases listed since February 2019 - Queen’s Bench Claims - all cases lodged since April 2017 - Queen’s Bench Appeals - all cases lodged since February 2019 - Business and Property Regional Courts outside London since February 2019, e.g.: - Birmingham - Bristol - Cardiff - Leeds - Liverpool - Manchester - Newcastle - Senior Court Costs Office - since February 2019 - Administrative Court, Local Admin Courts and Planning Court - Since February 2019 - Court of Appeal - Civil Division - Since February 2019 - Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber - Since February 2019 - Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber - Since February 2019 - Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber - Since February 2019 - Upper Tribunal Tax and Chancery Chamber - Since February 2019 - Employment Appeal Tribunal - Since February 2019 - Crown Court - contemporaneous (up to one month before the date of search) listings of cases in the Crown criminal courts across England and Wales Republic of Ireland - High Court - all cases since the 1980s - Circuit Court - all listed cases since February 2016 - Judgements search - all published judgements since the 1980s - Companies, directors and filings - complete historical archive of the CRO