E-Filing of Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court

E-Filing of Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court

For general information on the leave to appeal process, visit the relevant area of the Supreme Court section of our website.

The Courts Service has launched phase 1 of the Supreme Court e-filing of leave to appeal on Courts Service Online (CSOL) www.csol.ie.

This allows solicitors’ firms and law offices of state bodies to lodge Applications for Leave to Appeal in the Office of the Supreme Court electronically in cases where parties are legally represented.

A practice direction, streamlined court forms and new rules of court support the process which will yield benefits for practitioners including the following;

  • Facility to apply for leave online,
  • Facility to upload relevant application documents,
  • Online payment of fees,
  • Facility to upload Respondents Notice,
  • Facility to upload booklet of additional documents.

In order to lodge an application  online, legal firms and offices must firstly register on the Courts Service Online System (CSOL).

Information on the registration process is available below.

The registration process

In order that applications can be lodged online, firms and offices must firstly register on the Courts Service Online system (CSOL).

The registration process is a three-stage process.

Google Chrome web browser must be used to enter data and access information on CSOL.

Stage 1.

The first stage is the creation of an account by entering data electronically on www.csol.ie

The following data is required to be entered.

  • Account Type (Choose 'Legal Firm Account')
  • First Name
  • Last Name (This should be the contact person designated by the firm or office in respect of CSOL. 'Administrator')
  • Email address
  • Name of Firm or Office (Some of this information is pre-populated from a database which is provided by Law Society)
    • Law Society Number
    • Firm or Office Address
    • Bank Account Details

Stage 2.

Manual documentation for registration.

The firm/office administrator downloads from CSOL documents that are required for registration.

These documents should then be completed in hard copy along with other supporting documentation, as set out in CSOL, and returned to;

Central Application Support Unit,
Courts Service,
Circuit and District Court Operations
Phoenix House,
Dublin 7.

Stage 3.

Activate Firm/Office Account.

When the manual documentation is received by the Courts Service an email with an activation link issues to the email address provided.

The administrator in the firm/office follows the instructions in the email and activates a firm/office account on CSOL.

The administrator can now access CSOL and register additional users from the firm on CSOL.

Online guides are available at the following links:

the registration process

activating accounts on CSOL


adding additional users to an account

Support is available at casu@courts.ie

This is a pilot project initially available to solicitors’ firms and law offices of state bodies.