Amendments 2017

Amendment No. 1 of 2017

Amendment No. 1 of 2017 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part II, III, XI, XIV, XVI, Appendix A and Appendix B of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendments to paragraph 28 on Authorisation for collection of mail and Court documents;

b) amendments to paragraph 32 on Personal service of processes and documents;

c) amendments to paragraph 90 on Skeletal arguments for appeals before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of 3 Judges;

d) amendments to paragraph 118 on Timelines for filing;

e) amendments to paragraph 130 on Registration of service clerks for admiralty matters;

f) amendments to Form 2 (Request for Interpretation Services) and deletion of Form 4 (Specimen Authorisation Card) and Form 5 (Notification under Order 62, Rule 2(1) of the Rules of Court) under Appendix A; and

g) amendments to paragraphs 17 and 19 on Waiting Periods under Appendix B.

The amendments will take effect on 1 March 2017.

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions:
Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 1 of 2017

Amendment No. 2 of 2017

Amendment No. 2 of 2017 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part XI of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

a) amendments to paragraph 83 on Civil appeals before High Court from the State Courts; and

The amendments will take effect on 2 May 2017.

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions: Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 2 of 2017

Amendment No. 3 of 2017

Amendment No. 3 of 2017 of the Practice Directions introduces a new Part XXIII and Appendix J to the Supreme Court Practice Directions. It also contains amendments to Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

a) introduction of a new Part XXIII on Medical Negligence Claims;

b) amendments to Forms 28 and 29 under Appendix A; and

c) introduction of a new Appendix J on High Court Protocol for Medical Negligence Cases.

The amendments will take effect on 1 July 2017.

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions: Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 3 of 2017

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