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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II CONSTITUTION

Part III APPOINTMENTS, POWERS AND DUTIES

Part IV JURISDICTION

Civil Jurisdiction of District Courts

Criminal Jurisdiction of District Courts

Jurisdiction of Magistrates’ Courts

Transfers of Civil Proceedings

Jurisdiction of Juvenile Courts

Part V ADMINISTRATION

Part VI SUPPLEMENTAL

THE SCHEDULE Forms of Oaths and Affirmations

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Subordinate Courts Act
(CHAPTER 321)

(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]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Subordinate Courts Act.
Interpretation
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);
“Coroner” has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Coroners Act 2010;
“District Court limit” means —
(a)
in sections 26(a) and 27, $3 million or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 30; and
(b)
in any other section, $250,0001 or such other amount as may be specified by an order under section 30;
“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.
[34/73; 15/93]