No. S 508
Supreme Court of Judicature Act
(Chapter 322)
Rules of Court (Amendment) Rules 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred on us by section 80 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act and all other powers enabling us under any written law, we, the Rules Committee, hereby make the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.—(1)  These Rules may be cited as the Rules of Court (Amendment) Rules 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2009.
(2)  Rules 3 and 4 shall apply only to notices of appointment for assessment of damages or notices of appointment for the taking of accounts or making of inquiries filed on or after 1st January 2009.
Amendment of Order 7
2.  Order 7, Rule 3(2) of the Rules of Court (R 5) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended by deleting the words “paragraph (1)(a) and (b)” and substituting the words “paragraph (1)(a), (b) and (g)”.
Amendment of Order 90A
3.  Order 90A, Rule 1 of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  The following fees shall be payable for any cause or matter for hearing:
(a)before a District Judge or a Magistrate in open Court, including applications (interlocutory or otherwise) fixed for hearing in open Court on special hearing dates;
(b)before a Judge in the High Court in open Court and applications (interlocutory or otherwise) fixed for hearing in chambers or in open Court on special hearing dates; and
(c)before the Registrar in the High Court for the assessment of damages, the taking of accounts and the making of inquiries:
FEES
 
 
District Court
 
Magistrate’s Court
Document on which the stamp is to be affixed
 
$
$
 
For each day or part thereof after the first day
500
250
Request4.
 
High Court
High Court
 
 
With value of up to $1 million
With value of more than $1 million
Document on which the stamp is to be affixed
 
$
$
 
(a) For the whole or part of the fourth day
6,000
9,000
Request4.
(b) For the whole or part of the fifth day
2,000
3,000
Request4.
(c) For each day or part thereof of the sixth to tenth days
3,000
5,000
Request4.
(d) For each day or part thereof subsequent to the above
5,000
7,000
Request4.
 
High Court Registrar for assessment of damages, taking of accounts and making of inquiries
Document on which the stamp is to be affixed
 
$
 
(a) For the whole or part of the fourth day (including the number of days taken for the determination of liability before a Judge of the High Court)
1,000
Request4.
(b) For each day or part thereof subsequent to the above
1,000
Request4.”;
(b)by deleting the word “The” in paragraph (2) and substituting the words “Where paragraph (1)(a) or (b) applies, the”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraph:
(2A)  Where paragraph (1)(c) applies, the party entitled to the benefit of the judgment or the party who has obtained an order for the taking of accounts or making of inquiries, as the case may be, must pay the fees and file the Request4, in Form 224A, at the time of filing the notice of appointment for the assessment of damages or notice of appointment for the taking of accounts or the making of inquiries.”.
Amendment of Appendix A
4.  Appendix A of the principal Rules is amended by inserting, immediately after Form 224, the following Form:
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[G.N. Nos. S 637/2006; S 228/2007; S 648/2007]

Made this 10th day of October 2008.

CHAN SEK KEONG
Chief Justice.

WALTER WOON CHEONG MING
Attorney-General.

V K RAJAH
Judge.

LAI SIU CHIU
Judge.

BELINDA ANG SAW EAN
Judge.

TAY YONG KWANG
Judge.

ANDREW ANG
Judge.

TAN SIONG THYE
Senior District Judge.

HOO SHEAU PENG
District Judge.

MICHAEL HWANG SC
Advocate and Solicitor.

SUNDARESH MENON SC
Advocate and Solicitor.
[RSCS R7/7 Vol. 12; AG/LEG/SL/322/2005/4 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 80(6) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act).