Supreme Court of Judicature Act

(Original Enactment: Act 24 of 1969)

(1st August 1999)
An Act relating to the constitution and powers of the superior courts of judicature.
[9th January 1970]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.
2.  In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject matter or context —
“court” means a court established by 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;
“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; 3/96]