Legal Professionals

Re-scheduling of Hearings for Bankruptcy Originating Summons & Bankruptcy Summons Applications

The Supreme Court will be re-scheduling the hearings for all Bankruptcy Originating Summons and Bankruptcy Summons appplications on the bulk list from Friday afternoons at 2.30pm to Tuesday mornings at 9am commencing 1 September 2015.

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Increase in State Courts’ Jurisdiction for Certain Claims

With effect from 1 December 2016, the State Courts’ jurisdiction for claims arising from road traffic accidents and claims for personal injuries resulting from industrial accidents will be increased from $250,000 to $500,000. The change is part of the plans to increase the civil district courts’ monetary jurisdictional limit in phases, which was announced by the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the State Courts Workplan 2016

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Supreme Court Notice - Opening of the Legal Year 2017

The ceremony for the Opening of The Legal Year 2017 will be held at the Supreme Court on Monday, 9 January 2017. No registrar will be on duty in the Supreme Court for the morning of Monday, 9 January 2017.

Please click here for more details on the Supreme Court Notice.

AAS Month Call in May 2017

Please note that there are two dates for the hearing of applicants for Admission as an Advocate and Solicitor in May 2017. The dates are (a) Thursday, 11 May 2017 (in place of Wednesday, 10 May 2017, which is a public holiday) and (b) Wednesday, 24 May 2017.                         


Supreme Court Practice Directions 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. Please click here for more information.
Supreme Court Practice Directions 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. Please click here for more information.
Applications for Appointment to Sheriff's Panel of Security Agencies for Enforcement Actions The Supreme Court of Singapore invites suitably qualified security agencies to apply to be appointed to a panel of Security Agencies (the “Panel”) to provide security services for various enforcement actions undertaken by the Bailiff Section of the Supreme Court. The estimated date of commencement of the Panel is 21 September 2017. The application process commences on 24 August 2017 and the deadline for applications is 4pm, 1 September 2017. For more information on the scope of services required, terms of appointment to the Panel, the application process as well as the documents required to be submitted, please click here.
Applications for Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2020 now open

The Supreme Court would like to invite new applications from advocates and solicitors for the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2020 ("the Scheme"). The objective of the Scheme is to allow young advocates and solicitors to assist the Court on novel points of law or important issues of public policy. Young amicus appointed under the Scheme may also be called upon to assist the Court in cases involving first-time prosecutions under new or amended provisions of the law.

For more information, applicants may refer to the information note attached.

Please click here to download a copy of the application form. The completed application form with all enclosures may be sent via email to in the form of a portable document format (PDF) file or to the Supreme Court Registry (Crime Section) in hardcopy. The subject of the email or the envelope should be marked "Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2020 Application". The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 October 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by the Supreme Court.