List of Touts
—(1) The Registrar may publish a list of persons proved to his satisfaction, by evidence of general repute or otherwise, to act as touts or unauthorised advisers to suitors or other persons having business with or before any officer of the Supreme Court, and may alter and amend such list.
(2) The Registrar may, by general or special order, exclude from the precincts of the Supreme Court any person whose name is included in the list, except when that person is a party to or a witness in any proceedings in the Supreme Court, when he shall be allowed to remain for such time as is necessary.
(3) No person’s name shall be included in the list until he has been heard or had an opportunity of being heard against such inclusion.
(4) An appeal shall lie to a Judge in chambers from an order made by the Registrar to include a person’s name in the list.
(5) The decision of the Judge in chambers shall be final.
(6) A copy of the list shall be kept hung up in the Registry and shall be published in the Gazette.
—(1) If, on an application made by the Attorney-General, the High Court is satisfied that any person has habitually and persistently and without any reasonable ground instituted vexatious legal proceedings, whether in the High Court or in any subordinate court, and whether against the same person or against different persons, the High Court may, after hearing that person or giving him an opportunity of being heard, order that —
no legal proceedings shall without the leave of the High Court be instituted by him in any court ; and
any legal proceedings instituted by him in any court before the making of the order shall not be continued by him without such leave, and such leave shall not be given unless the High Court is satisfied that the proceedings are not an abuse of the process of the court and that there is prima facie ground for the proceedings.
(2) If the person against whom an order is sought under subsection (1) is unable on account of poverty to retain an advocate and solicitor, the High Court shall assign one to him.
(3) No appeal shall lie from an order under subsection (1) refusing leave for institution or continuance of legal proceedings.
(4) A copy of any order under subsection (1) shall be published in the Gazette.