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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II THE SUPREME COURT

Part III THE HIGH COURT

General

Original Jurisdiction

Appellate Jurisdiction of the High Court

Revision

Allocation of Proceedings

Part IV THE COURT OF APPEAL

Part IVA CIVIL JURISDICTION OF COURT OF APPEAL

Part V CRIMINAL JURISDICTION OF COURT OF APPEAL

Part VI OFFICERS AND OFFICES

Registrar

Sheriff

Accountant

Subordinate officers

Offices

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

List of Touts

Disabilities of Registrar and other officers

Protection of Registrar and other officers

Rules of Court

Council of Judges

Part VIII SAVINGS

FIRST SCHEDULE Additional Powers of the High Court

SECOND SCHEDULE

Legislative History

 
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Supreme Court of Judicature Act
(CHAPTER 322)

(Original Enactment: Act 24 of 1969)

REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Act relating to the constitution and powers of the superior courts of judicature.
[9th January 1970]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject matter or context —
“court” means a court established by this Act;
“formerly” means immediately before the commencement of this Act;
“Judge” means a Judge of the High Court and includes the Chief Justice and any person appointed to exercise the powers of a Judge;
[Act 3/96 wef 26/01/1996 vide S 37/96]
“Judge of Appeal” includes the Chief Justice and a Judge of the High Court sitting as a judge of the Court of Appeal under section 29(3);
“Public Prosecutor” includes a Deputy Public Prosecutor;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Supreme Court and includes the Deputy Registrar and the Assistant Registrars;
“Rules of Court” means Rules of Court made under this Act and includes forms;
“seal” includes stamp;
“subordinate court” means a court constituted under the Subordinate Courts Act [Cap. 321] and any other court, tribunal or judicial or quasi-judicial body from the decisions of which under any written law there is a right of appeal to the Supreme Court.
[58/73]
[16/93]