Supreme Court of Judicature Act

(Original Enactment: Act 24 of 1969)

(31st July 2007)
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;
“Family Division of the High Court” means the Family Division of the High Court constituted under section 4 of the Family Justice Act 2014;
[Act 27 of 2014 wef 01/10/2014]
“Family Justice Rules” means the Family Justice Rules made under the Family Justice Act 2014 and any other written law by the Family Justice Rules Committee constituted under section 46(1) of that Act;
[Act 27 of 2014 wef 01/10/2014]
“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 State Courts Act (Cap. 321), a Family Court or Youth Court constituted under the Family Justice Act 2014, 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]
[Act 5 of 2014 wef 07/03/2014]
[Act 27 of 2014 wef 01/10/2014]