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Contents

Order 1 CITATION, APPLICATION, DEFINITIONS AND FORMS

THE SCHEDULE

Order 2 EFFECT OF NON-COMPLIANCE

Order 3 TIME

Order 4 CONSOLIDATION OF PROCEEDINGS

Order 5 MODE OF BEGINNING CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

Order 6 WRITS OF SUMMONS: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Order 7 ORIGINATING SUMMONSES: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Order 8 Repealed

Order 9 Repealed

Order 10 SERVICE OF ORIGINATING PROCESS: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Order 11 SERVICE OF PROCESS OUT OF SINGAPORE

Order 12 ENTRY OF APPEARANCE

Order 13 DEFAULT OF APPEARANCE TO WRIT

Order 14 SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISPOSAL OF CASE ON POINT OF LAW

Order 15 CAUSES OF ACTION: COUNTERCLAIMS AND PARTIES

Order 16 THIRD PARTY AND SIMILAR PROCEEDINGS

Order 17 INTERPLEADER

Order 18 PLEADINGS

Order 19 DEFAULT OF PLEADINGS

Order 20 AMENDMENT

Order 21 WITHDRAWAL AND DISCONTINUANCE

Order 22 PAYMENT INTO AND OUT OF COURT

Order 22A OFFER TO SETTLE

Order 23 SECURITY FOR COSTS

Order 24 DISCOVERY AND INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS

Order 25 SUMMONS FOR DIRECTIONS

Order 26 INTERROGATORIES

Order 26A INTERROGATORIES BEFORE ACTION, ETC

Order 27 ADMISSIONS

Order 28 ORIGINATING SUMMONS PROCEDURE

Order 29 INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTIONS, INTERIM PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY, INTERIM PAYMENTS, ETC.

Order 30 RECEIVERS

Order 31 SALES, ETC., OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY BY ORDER OF COURT

Order 32 APPLICATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CHAMBERS

Order 33 MODE OF TRIAL

Order 34 SETTING DOWN FOR TRIAL OF ACTION BEGUN BY WRIT

Order 34A PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCES

Order 35 PROCEEDINGS AT TRIAL

Order 36 TRIALS BEFORE AND INQUIRIES BY REGISTRAR

Order 37 ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES

Order 38 EVIDENCE: GENERAL

Order 38A OFFICIAL RECORD OF HEARING

Order 39 EVIDENCE BY DEPOSITION: EXAMINERS OF THE COURT

Order 40 COURT EXPERT

Order 40A EXPERTS OF PARTIES

Order 41 AFFIDAVITS

Order 42 JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS

Order 43 ACCOUNTS AND INQUIRIES

Order 44 Repealed

Order 45 ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS

Order 46 WRITS OF EXECUTION: GENERAL

DUTIES OF SHERIFF

SALE BY SHERIFF

Order 47 WRITS OF SEIZURE AND SALE

Order 48 EXAMINATION OF JUDGMENT DEBTOR, ETC

Order 49 GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS

Order 50 STOP ORDERS, ETC

Order 51 RECEIVERS: EQUITABLE EXECUTION

Order 52 COMMITTAL

Order 53 APPLICATION FOR MANDATORY ORDER7, PROHIBITING ORDER9, QUASHING ORDER10, ETC

Order 54 APPLICATION FOR ORDER FOR REVIEW OF DETENTION11

Order 55 APPEALS TO HIGH COURT FROM COURT, TRIBUNAL OR PERSON

Order 55A APPLICATIONS TO HIGH COURT BY CASE STATED

Order 55B APPEALS FROM REGISTRAR IN PROCEEDINGS IN SUBORDINATE COURTS

Order 55C APPEALS FROM DISTRICT JUDGESOR MAGISTRATESIN CHAMBERS

Order 55D APPEALS FROM SUBORDINATE COURTS

Order 56 APPEALS FROM REGISTRAR AND JUDGE IN PROCEEDINGS IN SUPREME COURT

Order 57 APPEALS TO THE COURT OF APPEAL

Order 58 REFERENCES UNDER ARTICLE 100 OF THE CONSTITUTION FOR ADVISORY OPINION

Order 58A SPECIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CASE

Order 59 COSTSPRELIMINARY

ENTITLEMENT TO COSTS

PROCEDURE ON TAXATION

ASSESSMENT OF COSTS

CERTIFICATE

REVIEW

INTEREST

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Order 60 THE REGISTRY

Order 61 SITTINGS, VACATION AND OFFICE HOURS

Order 62 SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS

Order 63 PAPER, PRINTING, NOTICES AND COPIES

Order 63A ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE

Order 64 CHANGE OF SOLICITOR

Order 65 SERVICE OF FOREIGN PROCESS

Order 66 OBTAINING EVIDENCE FOR FOREIGN COURTS, ETC.

Order 67 RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS

Order 68 ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

Order 69 ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS

Order 69A INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION ACT

Order 70 ADMIRALTY PROCEEDINGS

Order 71 NON-CONTENTIOUS PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

Order 72 CONTENTIOUS PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

Order 73 PROCEEDINGS BY AND AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

Order 74 DEBTORS ACT

ARREST OF JUDGMENT DEBTOR

ARREST OR ATTACHMENT BEFORE JUDGMENT

JUDGMENT DEBTOR SUMMONS

JUDGMENT NOTICE

COMMITMENT

MISCELLANEOUS

Order 75 DISTRESS ACT

Order 76 DISABILITY

Order 77 PARTNERS

Order 78 DEFAMATION ACTIONS

Order 79 MONEYLENDERS’ ACTIONS

Order 80 ADMINISTRATION AND SIMILAR ACTIONS

Order 81 SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS FOR POSSESSION OF LAND

Order 82 DEBENTURE HOLDERS’ ACTION: RECEIVER’S REGISTER

Order 83 MORTGAGE ACTIONS

Order 84 PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO INFANTS

Order 84A PROCEEDINGS FOR DISPOSITION OR DIVISION OF PROPERTY ON DIVORCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 17A (2) (c) OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE ACT

Order 84B Repealed

Order 85 BILLS OF SALE ACT

Order 85A PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF HIRE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Order 86 INHERITANCE (FAMILY PROVISION) ACT

Order 87 TRADE MARKS ACT

Order 87A PATENTS ACT

Order 88 COMPANIES ACT

Order 89 SUBORDINATE COURTS ACT

Order 89A CORRUPTION, DRUG TRAFFICKING AND OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES (CONFISCATION OF BENEFITS) ACT

Order 89B MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ACT

Order 89C EMPLOYMENT ACT

Order 89D OATHS AND DECLARATIONS ACT

Order 89E TERRORISM (SUPPRESSION OF FINANCING) ACT

Order 90 LODGMENT IN COURT, MONEY IN THE REGISTRY AND PAYMENT TO SHERIFF

LODGMENT IN COURT

PAYMENT TO SHERIFF

Order 90A HEARING FEES

Order 90B COURT FEES FOR CORE BUNDLES

Order 91 COURT FEES

Order 92 MISCELLANEOUS

Order 93 Securities and Futures Act

CIVIL LIABILITY ACTIONS

Order 94 Securities and Futures Act

CIVIL PENALTY ACTIONS

Order 95 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SECURITY OF PAYMENT ACT

Order 96 LIMITED LIABILTY PARTNERSHIPS ACT 2005

Order 97 APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 85 OF the COMPETITION ACT

Order 98 INCOME TAX ACT

Order 99 MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2008

Order 100 COLLECTIVE SALE APPLICATIONS

Order 101 REFERRALS ON ISSUES OF LAW

Order 102 INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION ACT 2010

Order 103 SECURITIES AND FUTURES ACT

ORDER FOR DISGORGEMENT AGAINST THIRD PARTY

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Legislative History

 
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Supreme Court of Judicature Act
(Chapter 322, Section 80)
Rules of Court
R 5
G.N. No. S 71/1996
REVISED EDITION 2006
(1st April 2006)
[1st April 1996]
ORDER 1
CITATION, APPLICATION,
DEFINITIONS AND FORMS
Citation (O. 1, r. 1)
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Rules of Court.
Repeal, Transitional Provisions and Application (O. 1, r. 2)
2.
—(1)  Subject to this Rule, these Rules shall have effect in relation to all proceedings in the Supreme Court and Subordinate Courts, in so far as the matters to which these Rules relate are within the jurisdiction of those Courts and, unless the Court otherwise orders, apply to any pending proceedings therein.
[S 637/2006 wef 01/01/2007]
(2)  These Rules shall not apply to proceedings of the kind specified in the first column of the following Table (being proceedings in respect of which rules may be made under the written law specified in the second column of that Table), except for the provisions specified in the third column of that Table:
Proceedings
Written Law
Applicable Provisions
1.
Bankruptcy proceedings.
Bankruptcy Act (Chapter 20), s.166.
Order 63A and items 71D to 71I and 75 of Appendix B.
2.
Proceedings relating to the winding up of companies.
Companies Act (Chapter 50), s.410.
(a)
Order 63A and items 71D to 71I and 75 of Appendix B; and
(b)
Order 88, Rule 2(5).
3.
Proceedings under Part IV of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 218).
Parliamentary Elections Act, s.100.
Order 63A and items 71D to 71I and 75 of Appendix B.
4.
[Deleted by S 32/2010 wef 01/03/2010]
5.
Proceedings under Part X of the Women’s Charter (Chapter 353) (except appeals to the Court of Appeal).
Women’s Charter, s.139.
Order 63A and items 70B, 71, 71D to 71I and 79 of Appendix B.
6.
Criminal Proceedings.
Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 68).
 
7.
Proceedings relating to the winding up of limited liability partnerships.
Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2005 (Act 5 of 2005), s.57.
(a)
Order 63A and items 71D to 71I and 75 of Appendix B; and
(b)
Order 96, Rule 3(2).
(3)  In the case of the proceedings mentioned in paragraph (2), nothing in that paragraph shall be taken as affecting any provision of any rules (whether made under the Act or any other written law) by virtue of which these Rules or any provisions thereof are applied in relation to any of those proceedings.
[S 637/2006 wef 01/01/2007]
Application of Interpretation Act (O. 1, r. 3)
3.  The Interpretation Act (Chapter 1) shall apply for the interpretation of these Rules as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
Definitions (O. 1, r. 4)
4.
—(1)  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, namely:
“attend” includes the appearance by any person using electronic, mechanical or other means permitted by the Court;
“bailiff” includes the registrar, any clerk or other officer of the Court charged with the duties of a bailiff in the Subordinate Courts;
[S 637/2006 wef 01/01/2007]
“Civil Procedure Convention” means the conventions set out in Appendix C to these Rules and includes any convention, treaty or agreement of any description or any provision thereof between different States relating to civil procedure in the court;
“folio” means 100 words, each figure being counted as one word;
“Form” means a form set out in Appendix A to these Rules, and a form so numbered in the Appendix;
“Judge” means a judge of the High Court or District Judge and includes, in cases where he is empowered to act, a Magistrate or the Registrar, as the case may require;
“officer” means an officer of the Supreme Court or Subordinate Courts;
“originating process” means a writ of summons or an originating summons;
“originating summons” means every summons for the commencement of proceedings other than a writ of summons;
“pleading” does not include an originating summons, a summons or a preliminary act;
“receiver” includes a manager or consignee;
“Registry” means the Registry of the Supreme Court or the Registry of the Subordinate Courts, as the case may be, and references to the Registrar shall be construed accordingly;
“scheduled territories” has the meaning assigned to it by the Exchange Control Act (Chapter 99);
“Sheriff” includes a bailiff of the Subordinate Courts;
“sign”, in relation to the signing of documents by the Registrar, includes the affixing of a facsimile signature;
“solicitor” has the same meaning as in the Legal Profession Act (Chapter 161);
“summons” means every summons in a pending cause or matter;
“working day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday;
“writ” means a writ of summons.
(2)  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, “Court” means the High Court or any one or more Judges thereof or a District Court or District Judge, whether sitting in Court or in Chambers, and includes, in cases where he is empowered to act, a Magistrate or the Registrar; but the foregoing provision shall not be taken as affecting any provision of these Rules and, in particular, Order 32, Rule 9, by virtue of which the authority and jurisdiction of the Registrar is defined and regulated.
(3)  For the purposes of these Rules, a person who has attained the age of 18 years but who is below the age of 21 years, and who is not otherwise under any legal disability, shall not be considered to be a minor or a person under disability in relation to any legal proceeding or action which, by virtue of section 36 of the Civil Law Act (Cap. 43), he may, in his own name and without a litigation representative3, bring, defend, conduct or intervene in as if he were of full age.
[S 49/2009 wef 01/03/2009]
Construction of references to Orders, Rules, etc. (O. 1, r. 5)
5.
—(1)  Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in these Rules to a specified Order, Rule or Appendix is a reference to that Order or Rule of, or that Appendix to these Rules and any reference to a specified Rule, paragraph or sub-paragraph is a reference to that Rule of the Order, that paragraph of the Rule, or that sub-paragraph of the paragraph, in which the reference occurs.
(2)  Any reference in these Rules to anything done under a Rule of these Rules includes a reference to the same thing done before the commencement of that Rule under any corresponding Rule of Court ceasing to have effect on the commencement of that Rule.
(3)  Except where the context otherwise requires, references in these Rules to any written law shall be construed as a reference to that written law as amended, extended or applied by or under any other written law.
Construction of references to action, etc., for possession of immovable property (O. 1, r. 6)
6.  Except where the context otherwise requires, references in these Rules to an action or claim for the possession of immovable property shall be construed as including references to proceedings against the Government for an order declaring that the plaintiff is entitled as against the Government to the immovable property or to the possession thereof.
Forms (O. 1, r. 7)
7.  The Forms in Appendix A to these Rules shall be used where applicable with such variations as the circumstances of the particular case require.
Endnotes (O. 1, r. 8)
8.  Where any expression in these Rules is marked with an endnote number (for example — “attestation6”), the endnote bearing the corresponding number in Appendix D shall apply in relation to that expression.
Construction of references to party, etc., in person (O. 1, r. 9)
9.
—(1)  In these Rules, for the purposes of any relevant matter or proceeding, unless the context otherwise requires —
(a)
a reference to a person, plaintiff or party who sues or acts in person, to a defendant or party who appears, defends or acts in person, to an appellant or a respondent who appears, who does not or fails to appear or who acts in person, or to a litigant in person includes a reference to —
(i)
a company or limited liability partnership represented by an officer of the company or limited liability partnership pursuant to leave given by the Court under paragraph (2);
(ii)
an unincorporated association (other than a partnership or a registered trade union) represented by an officer of the unincorporated association pursuant to leave given by the Court under paragraph (3); or
(iii)
a registered trade union represented by an officer of the trade union pursuant to section 26(6) of the Trade Unions Act (Chapter 333); and
(b)
a reference to the doing of any thing by any such person, plaintiff, party, defendant, appellant, respondent or litigant includes —
(i)
in any case where the person, plaintiff, party, defendant, appellant, respondent or litigant is a company or limited liability partnership referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(i), a reference to the doing of that thing by the officer of the company or limited liability partnership referred to in that sub-paragraph;
(ii)
in any case where the person, plaintiff, party, defendant, appellant, respondent or litigant is an unincorporated association referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(ii), a reference to the doing of that thing by the officer of the unincorporated association referred to in that sub-paragraph; or
(iii)
in any case where the person, plaintiff, party, defendant, appellant, respondent or litigant is a registered trade union, a reference to the doing of that thing by an officer of the registered trade union.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(2)  For the purposes of section 34(1)(ea) of the Legal Profession Act (Chapter 161) and paragraph (1), the Court may, on an application by a company or a limited liability partnership, give leave for an officer of the company or limited liability partnership to act on behalf of the company or limited liability partnership in any relevant matter or proceeding to which the company or limited liability partnership is a party, if the Court is satisfied that —
(a)
the officer has been duly authorised by the company or limited liability partnership to act on behalf of the company or limited liability partnership in that matter or proceeding; and
(b)
it is appropriate to give such leave in the circumstances of the case.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(3)  For the purposes of section 34(1)(eb) of the Legal Profession Act and paragraph (1), the Court may, on an application by an unincorporated association (other than a partnership or a registered trade union), give leave for an officer of the unincorporated association to act on behalf of the unincorporated association in any relevant matter or proceeding to which the incorporated association is a party, if the Court is satisfied that —
(a)
the officer has been duly authorised by the unincorporated association to act on behalf of the unincorporated association in that matter or proceeding; and
(b)
it is appropriate to give such leave in the circumstances of the case.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(4)  An application under paragraph (2) or (3) shall be supported by an affidavit —
(a)
stating —
(i)
the position or office in the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association held by the officer;
(ii)
the date on which, and the manner by which, the officer was authorised to act on behalf of the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association in that matter or proceeding; and
(iii)
the reasons why leave should be given for the officer to act on behalf of the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association in that matter or proceeding;
(b)
exhibiting a copy of any document of the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association by which the officer was authorised to act on behalf of the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association in that matter or proceeding; and
(c)
made by any other officer of the company, limited liability partnership or unincorporated association.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(5)  For the purposes of section 34(1)(ea) and (eb) and (3) of the Legal Profession Act and in this Rule, “relevant matter or proceeding” means any matter or proceeding in a District Court or a Magistrate’s Court.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
(6)  In this Rule —
“company” means a company incorporated under the Companies Act (Chapter 50);
“Court” means a District Court or a Magistrate’s Court;
“limited liability partnership” means a limited liability partnership registered under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Chapter 163A);
“manager”, in relation to a limited liability partnership, has the same meaning as in the Limited Liability Partnerships Act;
“officer”  —
(a)
in relation to a company, means any director or secretary of the company, or a person employed in an executive capacity by the company;
(b)
in relation to a limited liability partnership, means any partner in or manager of the limited liability partnership;
(c)
in relation to an unincorporated association (other than a partnership or a registered trade union), means the president, the secretary, or any member of the committee of the unincorporated association; or
(d)
in relation to a registered trade union, has the same meaning as in the Trade Unions Act;
“partner”, in relation to a limited liability partnership, has the same meaning as in the Limited Liability Partnerships Act;
“registered trade union” has the same meaning as in the Trade Unions Act.
[S 224/2011 wef 03/05/2011]
THE SCHEDULE
[Deleted by S 637/2006, wef 01/01/2007]