Small Claims Tribunals Act

(Original Enactment: Act 27 of 1984)

(15th December 1998)
An Act to make provision for the establishment, jurisdiction and powers of Small Claims Tribunals and the appointment, powers and duties of Referees in such tribunals and the administration of justice therein.
[15th January 1985]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Small Claims Tribunals Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“claim” means a claim lodged with a tribunal under section 15;
“claimant” means a person who lodges a claim with a tribunal and includes any person who becomes a party to the proceedings on any claim in the capacity of a claimant;
“court” means any court of competent jurisdiction in Singapore;
“party” means a claimant or respondent and any person joined as a third party;
“prescribed limit” means $10,000 or such other sum as the Minister may, after consultation with the Chief Justice, by order published in the Gazette, substitute therefor;
[S 321/97]
“Referee” means a Referee appointed under section 4(1);
“Registrar” means the Registrar of Small Claims Tribunals appointed under section 14 and includes the Deputy Registrar and an Assistant Registrar;
“Registry” means the Registry of Small Claims Tribunals established under section 13;
“respondent” means any person against whom a claim is made and any person who becomes a party to the proceedings on any claim in the capacity of a respondent;
“rules” means rules made under section 47;
“tribunal” means a Small Claims Tribunal constituted under section 4 of the Subordinate Courts Act (Cap. 321);
“work order” means an order to rectify a defect in goods or to make good any deficiency in the performance of services, by doing such work or attending to such matters (including the replacement of goods or parts thereof) as may be specified in the order.
[17/95; 4/96]