Subordinate Courts Act
(Original Enactment: Act 19 of 1970)
REVISED EDITION 2007
(31st July 2007)
An Act relating to the constitution, jurisdiction and powers of the subordinate courts and the administration of justice therein.
[1st January 1971]
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“action” means a civil proceeding commenced by summons or in such other manner as may be prescribed by Rules of Court;
“commissioner for oaths” means a commissioner for oaths appointed under section 68 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap. 322);
“District Court limit” means —
in any other section, $250,0001 or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 30;
1 O1 (S 333/97) — Subordinate Courts (Variation of District Court Limit) Order.
“judicial officer” means a District Judge, Magistrate, or registrar;
“Magistrate’s Court limit” means $60,0002 or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 52(3);
2 O 2 (S 263/99) — Subordinate Courts (Variation of Magistrate’s Court Limit) Order
“prescribed” means prescribed by Rules of Court;
“Public Prosecutor” includes a Deputy Public Prosecutor;
“registrar” means the registrar of the subordinate courts and includes a deputy registrar;
“Rules of Court” means Rules of Court made under this Act and includes forms;
“seal” includes stamp.