Amendments 2016

Amendment No. 1 of 2016

Amendment No. 1 of 2016 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts II, III, IIIA, IV and Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. A new Appendix I is also introduced in this set of amendments. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 8 on Operating hours of the Supreme Court;
  2. amendments to paragraph 33 on Substituted Service;
  3. amendments to paragraph 35B on Overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for civil cases;
  4. amendments to paragraph 42 on Mareva injunctions and search orders;
  5. amendments to form 7 (Injunction Prohibiting Disposal of Assets Worldwide), form 8 (Injunction Prohibiting Disposal of Assets in Singapore) and form 29 (Response to ADR Offer) under Appendix A; and
  6. the introduction of Appendix I on Guidelines for Advocates and Solicitors Advising Clients about ADR.

The amendments will take effect on 2 January 2016. Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions:

Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 1 of 2016

Amendment No. 2 of 2016

Amendment No. 2 of 2016 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts XV, XVIII, XX and Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 122 on Applications to use the Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities;
  2. amendments to paragraph 123 on Fees;
  3. amendments to paragraph 134 on Applications for admission as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court;
  4. amendments to paragraph 145 on Judicial Management and Winding Up Applications under the Companies Act; and
  5. amendments to form 21 (Application to Use the Technology Courts or Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities (MIT facilities)) under Appendix A.

The amendments will take effect on 15 June 2016. Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions:

Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 2 of 2016

Amendment No. 3 of 2016

Amendment No. 3 of 2016 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part VII and XI of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 68 on Adjournment or vacation of hearings other than trials; and
  2. amendments to paragraph 90 on Skeletal arguments for appeals before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of 3 Judges.

The amendments will take effect on 15 July 2016. Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions:

Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 3 of 2016

Amendment No. 4 of 2016

Amendment No. 4 of 2016 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part XI and Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

  1. amendments to paragraph 87 on Filing of records of appeal, core bundles and written Cases for civil appeals under Order 57, Rules 9 and 9A of the Rules of Court;
  2. amendments to paragraph 88 on Hard copies and soft copies for hearing of civil appeals before the Court of Appeal under Order 57 of the Rules of Court;
  3. introduction of paragraph 89A on Bundle of documents filed with leave of the Court of Appeal; and
  4. amendments to Form 14 (Form of Supplemental Core Bundle) and Form 21 (Application to Use the Technology Courts or Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities (MIT facilities)) under Appendix A.

The amendments will take effect on 1 October 2016.

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions:

Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 4 of 2016

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