No. S 615
Supreme Court of Judicature Act
(Chapter 322)
Rules of Court (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2002
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.  These Rules may be cited as the Rules of Court (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2002 and shall come into operation on 16th December 2002.
Amendment of Order 59
2.  Order 59 of the Rules of Court (R 5) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “Costs to be allowed” in the 1st line under the heading “BASIC COSTS” in Part II of Appendix 2, the words “(excluding disbursements)”.
Amendment of Order 90A
3.  Order 90A of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraph (1) of Rule 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; and
(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:
FEES
 
 
District Court
 
Magistrate Court
 
Document on which the stamp is to be affixed
 
 
$
 
$
 
 
For each day or part thereof after the first day
 
500
 
250
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 each day or part thereof of the second to fifth days
 
2,000
 
3,000
 
Praecipe.
(b) For each day or part thereof of the sixth to tenth days
 
3,000
 
5,000
 
Praecipe.
(c) For each day or part thereof subsequent to the above
 
5,000
 
7,000
 
Praecipe.”;
(b)by deleting paragraph (1) of Rule 2 and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  The following fee shall be payable for appeals or any other hearing before the Court of Appeal:
 
 
Fee
 
Fee
 
 
 
 
With value of up to
$1 million
 
With value of more than $1 million
 
Document on which the stamp is to be affixed
 
 
$
 
$
 
 
For each day or part thereof subsequent to the first day
 
4,000
 
6,000
 
Praecipe.”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately after Rule 2, the following Rule:
Value of claim (O. 90A, r. 2A)
2A.  For the purpose of determining the appropriate hearing fees payable under Rules 1 and 2, the value of the claim shall be the same as that prescribed in Order 91, Rule 1.”.
Amendment of Order 91
4.  Order 91 of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2) of Rule 1, the following paragraphs:
(3)  Subject to paragraph (6), for the purpose of determining the appropriate court fees payable in the Supreme Court in Appendix B to these Rules, the following shall apply:
(a)if the claim is for a liquidated demand, the value of the claim shall be that specified in the originating process;
(b)if the claim is for unliquidated damages, the value of the claim shall be that estimated by the party filing the originating process;
(c)if the claim relates to proceedings under the Probate and Administration Act (Chapter 251), the value of the claim shall be the value of the estate;
(d)if the claim does not include any claim mentioned above, the claim shall be deemed to have a value of up to $1 million; and
(e)in the case of a bill of costs, the value of the claim shall be the total amount claimed in the bill of costs.
(4)  If the claim is for both liquidated demand and unliquidated damages, the value of the claim shall be the aggregate value of both claims.
(5)  Where the claim includes or consists of a claim in foreign currency, the value of the claim shall be computed after converting the claim to Singapore dollars at an exchange rate applicable as at the date of the filing of the originating process.
(6)  The Registrar may, after determining the value of the claim as awarded by the Court, require the parties to pay the difference in the court fees or refund to the parties the excess court fees paid.
(7)  For the purpose of this Rule, the value of the claim shall exclude non-contractual interest.”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after Rule 4, the following Rule:
Waiver or deferment of court fees (O. 91, r. 5)
5.  The Registrar may in any case waive or defer the payment of the whole or any part of the fees on such terms and conditions as he considers fit.”.
Deletion and substitution of Appendix B
5.  Appendix B of the principal Rules is deleted and the following Appendix substituted therefor:
APPENDIX B
[O.91, r.1]
APPENDIX B
COURT FEES
No.
Items
 
_____________ Fees_____________
 
Document on which stamp is to be affixed and remarks
 
 
 
Supreme Court
 
Supreme Court
 
District Court
 
Magistrate’s Court
 
 
 
 
 
With value of up to $1 million
 
With value of more than $1 million
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commencement of a cause or matter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
On sealing a writ of summons for the commencement of an action
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
100
 
The filed copy.
1A.
On filing a defence with a counterclaim
 
500
 
1,000
 
10
 
10
 
The filed copy.
1B.
On filing a defence
 
200
 
500
 
10
 
10
 
The filed copy.
2.
On sealing an originating summons
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
75
 
The filed copy.
3.
On sealing a renewed writ of summons
 
250
 
500
 
50
 
25
 
The filed copy.
4.
On sealing an amended writ of summons or an amended originating summons or filing an amended defence with or without a counterclaim or a set-off
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
12
 
The filed copy.
5.
On presenting an originating petition where no other fee is specifically provided
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
The filed copy.
6.
On sealing an originating notice of motion
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
The filed copy.
7.
On amending an originating notice of motion
 
100
 
200
 
 
 
The filed copy.
8.
On any other form of commencement of a cause or matter where no fee is specifically provided
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
75
 
The filed copy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appearance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.
On entering an appearance for each person
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
20
 
The filed copy.
10.
On amending the same
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
20
 
The filed copy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interlocutory applications
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11.
On sealing a summons under Order 14, Order 18, Rule 19 or Order 33, Rule 2
 
500
 
1,000
 
100
 
50
 
The filed copy.
12.
On sealing an ex parte application (whether by summons or other process) seeking relief in the form of an injunction, Anton Piller order, an order for discovery or an order for arrest of a debtor
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
 
The filed copy.
13.
On sealing other summons
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
10
 
The filed copy.
13A.
On applying for a pre-trial conference
 
100
 
200
 
 
 
Praecipe.
14.
On sealing a notice for attendance in Chambers on an originating summons to which an appearance is required to be entered
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
100
 
The filed copy.
15.
On filing a notice of motion (except a motion for judgment) or a case on motion where no motion is filed
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
The filed copy.
16.
On sealing a notice under Order 16, Rule 1, 8 or 9
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
100
 
The filed copy.
17.
On bespeaking a request for the service of process or notice thereof out of the jurisdiction
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Praecipe.
18.
On sealing a commission or letter of request for the examination of witnesses abroad
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Praecipe.
19.
On every appointment for the examination of a witness by an officer of the Court
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
50
 
Praecipe.
20.
On every witness sworn and examined by an officer of the Court, for each hour or part thereof
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
50
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entering or setting down for trial or hearing in Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21.
On setting down a cause or matter for hearing or judgment or on a point of law
 
500
 
1,000
 
200
 
150
 
Praecipe.
22.
On entering or setting down any cause or matter for further consideration
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
35
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Writs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23.
On sealing a writ of subpoena ad testificandum or duces tecum, other than an instanter subpoena, for each witness
 
50
 
100
 
10
 
10
 
Praecipe or Writ, as may be directed by the Registrar.
24.
On sealing an instanter subpoena for each witness
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
20
 
Praecipe or Writ, as may be directed by the Registrar.
 
Note:— An instanter subpoena is one issued less than 3 days before the trial of an action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25.
On sealing every writ of execution, distress, order of committal, arrest or attachment of property —
 
250
 
500
 
50
 
 
The filed copy.
 
(a) where it is a Small Claims action
 
 
 
 
15
 
The filed copy.
 
(b) in any other case
 
 
 
 
35
 
The filed copy.
26.
On an originating summons for the issue of writ of distress Judgment and orders
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
 
The filed copy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Judgment and orders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27.
On entering or sealing any order made in Chambers
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Order.
28.
On entering or sealing a judgment or order given, directed or made in the trial, hearing or further consideration of a cause or matter in Court
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
50
 
Order or Judgment.
29.
On entering or sealing a judgment pursuant to an order or certificate made in Chambers
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Judgment.
30.
On entering or sealing an order for admission of a Queen’s Counsel under the Legal Profession Act (Chapter 161)
 
1,000
 
2,000
 
 
 
Order.
31.
On entering or sealing any other judgment or order where no other fee is specifically provided for
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Order or Judgment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32.
On presenting a petition of course
 
300
 
500
 
150
 
80
 
The filed copy.
33.
On adjourning from Chambers into Court —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) an originating summons
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
50
 
Praecipe.
 
(b) any other summons or matter
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
Praecipe.
34.
On taking an account of moneys received by a receiver, committee or guardian, consignee, bailee, manager, provisional official or voluntary liquidator, or of an executor, administrator or trustee, agent, solicitor, mortgagee, co-tenant, co-partner, execution creditor, or other person liable to account, when the amount found to have been received without deducting any payment shall not exceed $1,000
 
100
 
100
 
50
 
50
 
Certificate.
35.
Where such amount shall exceed $1,000 for every $500 or fraction of $500
 
5
 
5
 
5
 
5
 
Certificate.
 
Note:— In the case of any such receiver, committee, guardian, consignee, bailee, manager, liquidator, or execution creditor, the fees shall upon payment be allowed in the account, unless the Court shall otherwise direct, and in the case of taking the accounts of such other accounting parties the fees shall be paid by the party having the conduct of the order under which such account is taken as part of his costs in the cause or matter, unless the Court shall otherwise direct and in such case shall be taken upon the certificate of the result of any such account, but the fees shall be due and payable although no certificate is required on the account taken or such part thereof as may be taken, and the solicitor or party suing in person shall in such case cause the proper stamps, the amount thereof to be fixed by the Registrar, to be impressed on the account.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
36.
On signing, settling or approving an advertisement
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
50
 
The filed copy.
37.
On settling a lodgment schedule for payment into Court of purchase or other money
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
20
 
Schedule.
38.
On settling a deed or other instrument, or particulars and conditions of sale, whether together or separately
 
500
 
1,000
 
100
 
50
 
Draft.
39.
On fixing the reserve on a sale out of Court
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
50
 
Proposed reserve.
40.
On every reference to an officer of the Court
 
250
 
500
 
100
 
50
 
Praecipe.
41.
On sealing a notice of appeal from a Registrar to a Judge of the High Court in Chambers
 
500
 
1,000
 
150
 
150
 
The Notice.
42.
On sealing a notice of appeal from a Registrar to District Judge in Chambers
 
 
 
100
 
100
 
The Notice.
42A.
Request for payment out of moneys paid into Court under instalment order
 
 
 
5% of the sum to be paid out
 
 
Request.
42B.
For an application for the refund of the fee paid for any unused document
 
50
 
50
 
20
 
20
 
Praecipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Probate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
43.
On filing petition for Probate or Letters of Administration, or for re-sealing the same, including the fees for taking and filing the affidavit verifying the petition, and on answering and setting down the petition for hearing in Court
 
1,000
 
1,000
 
80
 
 
Petition.
44.
On extracting Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration or for re-sealing the same.
 
200
 
200
 
20
 
 
Praecipe.
 
Note:— If the net estate passing under the grant exceeds $250,000 as sworn in the Estate Duty Affidavit, the fees payable in the District Court shall be the same as those payable in the Supreme Court.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
45.
On engrossing copy of a will or codicil or of any translation thereof or other document to annex to Grant or for exemplification
 
20 plus 2 per page
 
20 plus 2 per page
 
5 plus 1 per page
 
 
Praecipe.
46.
If in any other language per page of the English translation
 
2
 
2
 
1
 
 
Praecipe.
47.
On every exemplification of a Probate or Letters of Administration, with or without the will annexed in addition to the fees for engrossing
 
100
 
100
 
20
 
 
Praecipe.
48.
On entry of every caveat including notice to the other Registries and notice to the petitioner
 
100
 
100
 
50
 
 
The filed copy.
49.
On withdrawing a caveat including notice
 
50
 
50
 
20
 
 
The filed copy.
50.
On settling or sealing a citation.
 
100
 
100
 
20
 
 
The filed copy/
Certifiate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admiralty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
51.
On filing —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) a consent to release
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The Consent.
 
(b) a praecipe under Order 70, Rule 4(2), 5(1), 7(3), 12(4)(b), 13(1) or 22(1)
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
Praecipe or Notice.
 
(ba) a praecipe under Order 70, Rule 4(2) or 12(4)(b) to arrest or release property after 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, after 1 p.m. on Saturday and at any time on Sunday or public holiday
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
Praecipe.
 
(c) an agreement under Order 70, Rule 34
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The Agreement.
 
(d) an admission of liability
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The Admission.
 
(e) a request for the attendance of assessors
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
Praecipe.
 
(f) any other document
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The document filed.
52.
On entering a reference for hearing by the Registrar
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
Praecipe.
53.
On a certificate by the Registrar as to a judgment or order
 
100
 
200
 
 
 
Certificate.
54.
On lodging with the Sheriff a warrant, release, decree, order, Commission or other instrument
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The Instrument.
55.
On the appointment and swearing of appraisers including the drawing of the affidavit for the appraiser
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
The Affidavit.
56.
On the delivery of a ship or goods to a purchaser
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
To be deducted by Sheriff.
57.
On the sale of a ship or goods, commission of 5% to be charged on the first $1,000 and 2 1/2% upon all above that sum, such sum to include the auctioneer’s or broker’s commission
 
 
 
 
 
To be deducted by Sheriff
58.
On the release of a ship or goods from arrest, commission of $500 plus 10 cents a ton to be charged for every month during arrest or any part thereof
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid in cash to the Sheriff by the party requesting the arrest.
 
Note:— In the case of a ship the commission shall be calculated on the net registered tonnage of such ship at the time the commission becomes payable, but where the net registered tonnage of the ship has not been ascertained, the gross tonnage shall be deemed to be the net registered tonnage of the ship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
59.
For attending the discharge of a cargo or the removal of a ship or goods, per hour or part thereof —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheriff’s Certificate of execution.
 
(a) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 9 a.m. and
12 noon on a Saturday (excluding public holiday)
 
50
 
100
 
 
 
 
 
(b) at any other time
 
100
 
200
 
 
 
 
60.
For the attendance by the Sheriff, his substitutes or his bailiffs for the arrest or seizure of a ship, per hour or part thereof —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid in cash to the Sheriff by the party requesting the arrest.
 
(a) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 9 a.m. and
12 noon on a Saturday (excluding public holiday)
 
100
 
200
 
 
 
 
 
(b) at any other time
 
200
 
300
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appeal from High Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
61.
On filing a notice of appeal
 
1,000
 
2,000
 
 
 
The Notice.
62.
Any interlocutory application
 
1,000
 
2,000
 
 
 
Application.
63.
On filing an Appellant’s Case (O. 57)
 
3,000
 
3,000
 
 
 
The Case.
63A.
On filing a Respondent’s Case (O. 57)
 
1,000
 
1,000
 
 
 
The Case.
64.
On filing an Amended Appellant’s Case (O. 57) or an Amended Respondent’s Case (O. 57)
 
500
 
500
 
 
 
The Amended Case.
65.
Judgment or order of Appellate Court —
 
 
 
 
 
Original.
 
(a) Order on any interlocutory application
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
 
 
(b) Final order on appeal
 
250
 
500
 
 
 
 
66.
Preparing Index for every page of the documents referred to in the Index
 
2
 
2
 
 
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appeals to High Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
67.
On filing a notice of appeal to High Court
 
 
 
600
 
600
 
The Notice.
68.
[Deleted by S 612/98]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
69.
Any interlocutory application pending appeal
 
 
 
100
 
100
 
Application.
69A.
On filing an Appellant’s Case (O. 55D)
 
 
 
600
 
600
 
The Case.
69B.
On filing a Respondent’s Case (O. 55D)
 
 
 
300
 
300
 
The Case.
69C
On filing an Amended Appellant’s Case or an Amended Respondent’s Case (O. 55)
 
 
 
200
 
200
 
The Amended Case.
69D.
Preparing Index for every page of the documents referred to in the Index
 
 
 
1
 
1
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appeals to High Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
70.— (1) On filing an Appellant’s Case or Proposed Case (O. 69)
 
600
 
600
 
 
 
The Case or Proposed Case.
 
(2) On filing a Respondent’s Case or Proposed Case (O. 69)
 
300
 
300
 
 
 
The Case or Proposed Case.
 
(3) On filing an Amended Appellant’s Case, an Amended Respondent’s Case or an Amended Proposed Case (O. 69)
 
200
 
200
 
 
 
The Amended Case or Amended Proposed Case.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
70A.
On filing any other document for which no fee is specifically provided
 
20
 
50
 
10
 
10
 
The document filed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
File inspection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
70B.
On every application to inspect a document filed or lodged in Court
 
20
 
20
 
10
 
10
 
Praecipe.
71. —(1)  On every application for search of information —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) maintained in the paper form per book/register per year
 
20
 
20
 
10
 
10
 
Praecipe.
 
(b) maintained in electronic form —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to organisations providing the information.
 
(i) per search term per database per year —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(aa) on the index of the database
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- through service
bureau
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by non-subscribers
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by subscribers
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
 
 
(bb) on the contents of the database
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- through service
bureau
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by non-subscribers
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
16
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by subscribers
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
 
 
(ii) per search term per year for all databases on the index of the databases
of —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(aa) the Supreme Court or the Subordinate Courts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- through service
bureau
 
25
 
25
 
25
 
25
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by non-subscribers
 
25
 
25
 
25
 
25
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by subscribers
 
22
 
22
 
22
 
22
 
 
 
(bb) the Supreme Court and the Subordinate Courts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- through service
bureau
 
40
 
40
 
40
 
40
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by non-subscribers
 
40
 
40
 
40
 
40
 
 
 
- through remote
access via commercial network by subscribers
 
37
 
37
 
37
 
37
 
 
 
(2) The Registrar may waive the collection of, or refund, in whole or in part, any fee under this item.
71A.
On every application for search of information maintained in paper form in respect of caveats lodged in admiralty matters —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Praecipe.
 
(a) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 9 a.m. and
12 noon on a Saturday (excluding public holiday)
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
(b) at any other time
 
20
 
20
 
 
 
 
71B.
On every application for search of information maintained in electronic form in respect of caveats lodged in admiralty matters, per search term per database —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the information.
 
(a) on the index of the database
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
(b) on the contents of the database
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
 
71C.
On every application for search of information maintained in electronic form in respect of caveats lodged in probate matters, per search term per database —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the information.
 
(a) on the index of the database
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
 
(b) on the contents of the database
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic filing and documents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
71D.—(1) For documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A by electronic transmission —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) where a request is made that the document be processed on an urgent basis
 
A x 1.2 rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.2 rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.2 rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.2 rounded to the nearest cent
 
 
 
(b) in all other cases apart from that described in sub-paragraph (a)
 
A
 
A
 
A
 
 
 
 
 
(c) in addition to any other fees chargeable under these Rules or any other written law —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) bundles of documents, bundles of authorities, list of authorities and written submissions
 
0.75 per page plus 5
 
0.75 per page plus 5
 
0.75 per page plus 5
 
0.75 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(ii) letters
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
 
(iii) affidavits which have not yet been sworn
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
 
(iv) draft orders or judgment
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
 
(v) all other documents
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(d) where the Document Control Number (DCN) of a document filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A is quoted in lieu of filing the document afresh
 
5 per DCN
 
5 per DCN
 
5 per DCN
 
5 per DCN
 
 
 
(2) For documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A through a service bureau —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the filing service at the point of time the documents are given to the service bureau.
 
(a) where a request is made that the document be processed on an urgent basis
 
A x 1.15 x 1.2, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15 x 1.2, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15 x 1.2, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15 x 1.2, rounded to the nearest cent
 
 
 
(b) in all other cases apart from that described in sub-paragraph (a)
 
A x 1.15, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15, rounded to the nearest cent
 
A x 1.15, rounded to the nearest cent
 
 
 
(c) in addition to any other fees chargeable under these Rules or any other written law —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) bundles of documents, bundles of authorities, list of authorities and written submissions
 
0.75 per page plus 25
 
0.75 per page plus 25
 
0.75 per page plus 25
 
0.75 per page plus 25
 
 
 
(ii) letters
 
2
 
2
 
2
 
2
 
 
 
(iii) draft orders or judgment
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
 
 
(iv) all other documents
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
 
 
(d) where the Document Control Number (DCN) of a document filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A is quoted in lieu of filing the document afresh
 
5 per DCN plus 20
 
5 per DCN plus 20
 
5 per DCN plus 20
 
5 per DCN plus 20
 
 
 
(e) in addition to any other fees chargeable under these Rules or any other written law, for each page that the service bureau is required to scan using a colour scanner
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
 
 
(f) where, after a document other than a letter or a draft order or judgment has been given to the service bureau and the fees prescribed by these Rules have been paid, but before the document has been completely sent to the Court, the service bureau is requested not to send the document to the Court, for each document
 
25 plus 0.10 per page for each page that was scanned by the service bureau using a colour scanner
 
25 plus 0.10 per page for each page that was scanned by the service bureau using a colour scanner
 
25 plus 0.10 per page for each page that was scanned by the service bureau using a colour scanner
 
25 plus 0.10 per page for each page that was scanned by the service bureau using a colour scanner
 
To be retained by the service bureau from the moneys paid to it under these Rules for the filing of the document, while the balance of the moneys paid to the service bureau is to be returned by the service bureau to the paying party.
 
(3) On the rejection by the Court of any document, save for letters and affidavits which have not yet been sworn, sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be deducted from the fees paid under paragraph (1) or (2).
 
(a) by electronic transmission
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
 
 
(b) through a service bureau
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (2)(c) and (e) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (2)(c) and (e) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (2)(c) and (e) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (2)(c) and (e) of this item
 
 
 
Note:— Where “A” is the fee that would be payable in respect of filing if the document were filed in paper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic service of documents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
71E.— (1) For the service, delivery or conveyance of documents on or to a registered user using the electronic filing service under Order 63A by electronic transmission —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the service.
 
(a) for each document served, delivered or conveyed on or to one recipient
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(b) where the same document is served, delivered or conveyed on or to more than one recipient, for every additional recipient
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
 
 
(2) For the service, delivery or conveyance of documents on or to a registered user using the electronic filing service under Order 63A through a service bureau —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the service at the point of time the documents are given to the service bureau.
 
(a) for each document served, delivered or conveyed on or to one recipient
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(b) where the same document is served, delivered or conveyed on or to more than one recipient, for every additional recipient
 
2
 
2
 
2
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic index search
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
71F.
For every electronic index search of documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A, for each search —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the information.
 
(a) by a registered user using the computer system provided to him for this purpose by the network service provider
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
(b) through a service bureau
 
30
 
30
 
30
 
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic extract service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
71G. —(1) On every praecipe for soft copy extract of documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A, where the request is made by electronic transmission —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the service.
 
(a) where the request is made that the praecipe be processed on an urgent basis
 
12
 
12
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
(b) in all other cases
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
(c) in addition to the fees payable under sub-paragraph ( a) or (b)
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(2) On the transmission of the soft copy extract requested for under paragraph (1), for each document
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(3) On the rejection by the Court of the praecipe filed or sent to the Court under paragraph (1)
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
To be deducted from the fees paid under paragraph (1).
71H. —(1) On every praecipe for extract of documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A, where the request is made through a service bureau —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the filing service at the point of time the documents are given to the service bureau.
 
(a) where the request is made that the praecipe be processed on an urgent basis
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
 
 
(b) in all other cases
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
 
 
(c) in addition to the fees payable under sub-paragraph ( a) or (b)
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
 
 
(2) On the transmission of the extract requested for under paragraph (1) to a service bureau, for each document
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
0.50 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(3) On the rejection by the Court of the praecipe filed or sent to the Court under paragraph (1)
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (1)(c) of this item
 
To be deducted from the fees paid under paragraph (1).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Request for certified true copies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
71I.
On every praecipe for certified true copies of documents filed or sent to the Court using the electronic filing service under Order 63A —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the service.
 
(a) where a request is made by electronic transmission —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) where the request is made that the praecipe be processed on an urgent basis
 
12
 
12
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
(ii) in all other cases
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
 
 
(iii) in addition to the fees payable under sub-paragraph (i) or (ii)
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
1 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(b) where a request is made through a service bureau —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be paid to the organisations providing the filing service at the point of time the documents are given to the service bureau.
 
(i) where the request is made that the praecipe be processed on an urgent basis
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
13.80
 
 
 
(ii) in all other cases
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
11.50
 
 
 
(iii) in addition to the fees payable under sub-paragraph (i) or (ii)
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
1 per page plus 25
 
 
 
(c) on printing a copy of the document
 
0.30 per page
 
0.30 per page
 
0.30 per page
 
0.30 per page
 
 
 
(d) on marking the copy of the document as an office copy, for each copy
 
5 per page plus 5
 
5 per page plus 5
 
5 per page plus 5
 
5 per page plus 5
 
 
 
(e) on the rejection by the Court of the praecipe filed or sent to the Court under paragraph (a)
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph ( a) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph ( a) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph ( a) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph ( a) (iii) of this item
 
To be deducted from the fees paid under paragraph (a).
 
(f) on the rejection by the Court of the praecipe filed or sent to the Court under paragraph (b)
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (b) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (b) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph (b) (iii) of this item
 
The fees that are payable under paragraph ( b) (iii) of this item
 
To be deducted from the fees paid under paragraph (b).
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) The fees under items 71D to 71I shall be payable in addition to any fees which may be prescribed under any other written law.
 
(b) The Registrar may refund or waive the whole or any part of any fee under items 71D to 71I.
72.
On filing affidavit, for every page or part thereof including exhibit annexed thereto or produced therewith (whether filed or not) subject to a minimum fee of $50 per affidavit
 
2 per page
 
2 per page
 
1 per page
 
1 per page
 
The filed copy.
73.
On amending each pleading
 
100
 
200
 
50
 
25
 
The Pleading.
74.
On an application to search for appearance, for each defendant in respect of whom search is made including certificate of the result of the search
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
10
 
Praecipe or Certificate, as the case may be.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
75.
On Registrar’s certificate of service of documents by using the electronic filing service (O. 63A)
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
Certificate.
76.
On every certificate or report by the Registrar not otherwise provided for
 
20
 
20
 
20
 
10
 
Certificate or Report.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Copies of documents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
77.
On making a copy and marking the same as an office copy for each page thereof
 
5
 
5
 
5
 
5
 
Praecipe.
78.
For examining a plain copy and marking the same as an office copy per page
 
5
 
5
 
2
 
2
 
Praecipe.
79.
On an application to be allowed to copy any document filed or lodged in Court, for each document
 
5
 
5
 
0.30 per page plus 5
 
0.30 per page plus 5
 
Praecipe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On a certified translation by an Interpreter of the Court
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
Praecipe.
81.
On checking, correcting and certifying a translation not made by an Interpreter of the Court
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
5 per page or part thereof
 
Praecipe.
 
Note:— On presentation of the praecipe which must be signed and dated, it must bear a stamp for at least the first page of translation. The pages will be reckoned on the English translation when ready and the fee must be made up to the full amount before the translation can be delivered.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accountant-General’s Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
82.
On a certificate of the amount and description of any moneys, funds or securities, including the request therefor
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Request.
83.
On a transcript of an account for each opening, including the request thereof
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Request.
84.
(a) On paying, lodging, transferring or depositing funds in Court
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Direction.
 
(b) On paying out of Court any money lodged or deposited in Court
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Direction.
85.
On a request to the Accountant-General for information in writing respecting any moneys, funds or securities in Court or any transaction in his office
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Request.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taxation of Costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
85A.
On filing a bill of costs
 
300
 
500
 
0
 
0
 
Bill of Costs.
86.
On taxing a bill of costs —
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
2
 
Bill of Costs.
 
For every $50 allowed or a fraction thereof, subject to a minimum fee of $100:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provided that the Registrar may in any case require the bill of costs to be stamped before taxation with the whole or part of the amount of fees which would be payable if the bill was allowed by him at the full amount thereof
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
87.
On certificate of the result of the taxation
 
50
 
100
 
20
 
10
 
Certificate or Note of Costs.
 
Note:— Where a plaintiff is entitled to a lump sum for costs under Appendix 2 of Order 59, or where, in any proceedings, a lump sum for costs is allowed by the Court in any of the cases mentioned in Appendix 2 of Order 59, the same fees shall be payable as if a bill of costs had been taxed for the amount of such lump sum, and a certificate had been signed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
88.
On the withdrawal of a bill of costs which has been lodged for taxation, such fee (not exceeding the amount which would have been payable under Fee No. 86 if the bill had been allowed in full) as shall appear to the Registrar to be fair and reasonable, subject to a minimum fee of
 
200
 
200
 
100
 
50
 
Bill of Costs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Companies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
89.
On presenting a petition under the Companies Act (Chapter 50) for which no fee is specifically provided
 
500
 
1,000
 
 
 
Petition.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commissions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
90.
[Deleted by S 283/97]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
91.
Upon an application for the production of records or documents to be given in
evidence —
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) where the records or documents are left in Court
 
100
 
200
 
20
 
10
 
Praecipe.
 
(b) where an officer is required to produce the records or documents in Court
 
200
 
200
 
100
 
60
 
Praecipe.
92.
For the attendance of an officer of the Court as a witness for every half day or part thereof that he is necessarily absent from his office
 
200
 
200
 
100
 
100
 
Praecipe.
93.
On taking or re-taking an affidavit or a declaration in lieu of an affidavit, or a declaration or an acknowledgement for each person making the same
 
20
 
20
 
20