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Enacting Formula

Part I AMENDMENTS RELATING TO certain Court PROCEEDINGS

Part II AMENDMENTS TO OTHER WRITTEN LAWS

FIRST SCHEDULE Amendments to Change Process for Making Applications to Court under Certain Written Laws

SECOND SCHEDULE New Fourth Schedule to Parliamentary Elections Act

THIRD SCHEDULE New Part X of Women’s Charter

FOURTH SCHEDULE Amendments to Certain Written Laws to Rename Prerogative Orders and Writs Referred to Therein

FIFTH SCHEDULE Amendments to Change Certain Expressions Used in Relation to Court Proceedings

FIFTH SCHEDULE
Amendments to Change Certain Expressions Used in Relation to Court Proceedings
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(1) Interpretation Act
(Chapter 1, 2002 Ed.)
 
In section 2A(8), delete the words “decree nisi” in paragraph (a) and substitute the words “interim judgment”.
 
 
 
(2) Accountants Act
(Chapter 2, 2005 Ed.)
 
In section 51 —
 
 
(a) delete the words “writs of subpoena ad testificandum and of duces tecum” in subsection (8) and substitute the words “subpoenas to testify or to produce documents”; and
 
 
(b) delete the word “writs” wherever it appears in subsection (9) and substitute in each case the word “subpoenas”.
 
 
 
(3) Adoption of Children Act
(Chapter 4, 1985 Ed.)
 
In section 10(3), delete the words “guardian ad litem” and substitute the words “a guardian in adoption”.
 
 
 
(4) Arbitration Act
(Chapter 10, 2002 Ed.)
 
In section 30 —
 
 
(a) delete subsection (1) and substitute the following subsection:
(1)  Any party to an arbitration agreement may take out a subpoena to testify or a subpoena to produce documents.”;
 
 
(b) delete the words “writ of subpoena ad testificandum or a writ of subpoena duces tecum” in subsection (2) and substitute the words “subpoena to testify or a subpoena to produce documents”; and
 
 
(c) delete the word “writ” in subsection (4) and substitute the word “subpoena”.
 
 
 
(5) Architects Act
(Chapter 12, 2000 Ed.)
 
In section 31F, delete subsection (4) and substitute the following subsection:
(4)  Any party to the proceedings before a Disciplinary Committee may sue out subpoenas to testify or to produce documents, and such subpoenas shall be served and may be enforced as if they were subpoenas issued in connection with a civil action in the High Court.”.
 
 
 
(6) Bankruptcy Act
(Chapter 20, 2000 Ed.)
 
In section 15, delete the words “viva voce” and substitute the word “orally”.
 
 
 
(7) Community Mediation Centres Act
(Chapter 49A, 1998 Ed.)
 
In section 18(1) —
 
 
(a) delete the words “writ of subpoena ad testificandum” in paragraph (a) and substitute the word “subpoena”; and
 
 
(b) delete the words “writ of subpoena duces tecum” in paragraph (b) and substitute the word “subpoena”.
 
 
 
(8) Criminal Procedure Code
(Chapter 68, 1985 Ed.)
 
In section 106, delete the words “order absolute” in the marginal note and substitute the words “final order”.
 
 
 
(9) Dentists Act
(Chapter 76, 2000 Ed.)
 
In section 43 —
 
 
(a) delete the words “writs of subpoena ad testificandum and of duces tecum” in subsection (8) and substitute the words “subpoenas to testify or to produce documents”; and
 
 
(b) delete the word “writs” wherever it appears in subsection (9) and substitute in each case the word “subpoenas”.
 
 
 
(10) Economic Development Board Act
(Chapter 85, 2001 Ed.)
 
In section 21(7), delete the word “absolute” and substitute the word “final”.
 
 
 
(11) International Arbitration Act
(Chapter 143A, 2002 Ed.)
 
(a) In section 13 —
 
 
(i) delete subsection (1) and substitute the following subsection:
(1)  Any party to an arbitration agreement may take out a subpoena to testify or a subpoena to produce documents.”;
 
 
(ii) delete the words “writ of subpoena ad testificandum or a writ of subpoena duces tecum” in subsection (2) and substitute the words “subpoena to testify or a subpoena to produce documents”; and
 
 
(iii) delete the word “writ” in subsection (4) and substitute the word “subpoena”.
 
 
(b) In section 14(1), delete the words “a writ of subpoena ad testificandum or a writ of subpoena duces tecum” and substitute the words “a subpoena to testify or a subpoena to produce documents”.
 
 
 
(12) Legal Aid and Advice Act
(Chapter 160, 1996 Ed.)
 
In section 2, delete the words “guardian ad litem” in the definition of “guardian” and substitute the words “litigation representative”.
 
 
 
(13) Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161, 2001 Ed.)
 
(a) In section 27B —
 
 
(i) delete the word “absolute” in subsection (4)(c) and substitute the words “a final order pursuant to”;
 
 
(ii) delete paragraph (d) of subsection (4) and substitute the following paragraph:
(d)
a final order has been made against the solicitor pursuant to an order to show cause,”; and
 
 
(iii) delete the words “to make the order to show cause absolute” in subsection (5) and substitute the words “to make a final order pursuant to an order to show cause”.
 
 
(b) In section 91 —
 
 
(i) delete the words “writs of subpoena ad testificandum and of duces tecum” in subsection (2)(b) and substitute the words “subpoenas to testify or to produce documents”;
 
 
(ii) delete the word “writ” in subsections (3) and (6) and substitute in each case the word “subpoena”; and
 
 
(iii) delete the word “writs” wherever it appears in subsection (4) and substitute in each case the word “subpoenas”.
 
 
(c) In section 98 —
 
 
(i) delete the word “absolute” in subsection (5) and substitute the words “a final order pursuant to”;
 
 
(ii) delete the words “order absolute” in subsection (6) and substitute the words “final order”; and
 
 
(iii) delete the word “absolute” in subsection (7) and substitute the words “a final order”.
 
 
(d) In section 99, delete the words “(whether to show cause or absolute)” and substitute the words “(whether an order to show cause or a final order)”.
 
 
 
(14) Medical Registration Act
(Chapter 174, 2004 Ed.)
 
In section 43 —
 
 
(a) delete the words “writs of subpoena ad testificandum and of duces tecum” in subsection (5) and substitute the words “subpoenas to testify or to produce documents”; and
 
 
(b) delete the word “writs” wherever it appears in subsection (6) and substitute in each case the word “subpoenas”.
 
 
 
(15) Professional Engineers Act
(Chapter 253, 1992 Ed.)
 
In section 31F, delete subsection (4) and substitute the following subsection:
(4)  Any party to the proceedings before a Disciplinary Committee may sue out subpoenas to testify or to produce documents, and such subpoenas shall be served and may be enforced as if they were subpoenas issued in connection with a civil action in the High Court.”.