Digital Transcription Services

Supreme Court Transcription Services

The Supreme Court Digital Transcription System (DTS) is an integrated system to facilitate the digital audio recording of court hearings and the preparation of transcripts.

Implemented in August 2005, DTS is available for all criminal trials and trials in civil actions commenced by writ. Parties may also apply for DTS to be used in certain other hearings such as Originating Summonses, Company Winding Up, Bankruptcy matters and other non-trial matters in open court.

DTS is also available, upon application, for certain hearings in chambers such as appeals to a Judge in chambers, and special date and Assessment of Damages (AD) hearings before registrars. The use of DTS in chambers hearings is subject to the approval of the Judge or the Registrar.

For civil matters where DTS is used, the audio recording is, pursuant to O. 38A, r. 1 of the Rules of Court, the official record of hearing.

Subject to Court’s approval and upon payment of the requisite fee, parties may obtain a copy of the transcript of court proceedings.

 

In-house Transcription Services - Service Provider & Procedure

Epiq Singapore Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as DTI Corporation Pte Ltd) is the service provider for the in-house DTS transcription services of the Supreme Court.

Request for Transcript of Court Proceedings

With effect from 1 October 2017, if you wish to request for the transcript of court proceedings, please submit your request through the electronic litigation system (eLit) using the electronic forms as stated in the table below, at least 7 working days before the commencement of the hearing.

S/NName of Request FormsTypes of Hearings 
 1.Request for Record of Hearing – Criminal ProceedingsAll criminal proceedings (both trials and non-trials)
 2.Request for Record of Hearing – Civil Trials All civil trials (i.e. Suits and Admiralty Suits)
 3.Request for Transcript of Civil Proceedings (Other than Trials)All civil proceedings other than trials (i.e. Originating Summons, DCAs, TAs, Summons, etc.) 

Please ​click on their respective links for the user guide and FAQs.

For queries and assistance on the submission of the electronic forms via eLit, please contact Court Reporting Services, Supreme Court at 6332 1055 or 6332 4257.

Please note the following when making your orders (applicable to civil cases only):

1. All parties must pay the service provider directly for the transcription services.

2. If transcripts are requested, the party must supply to the service provider (wherever applicable):

    (a) authorities or bundles of authorities;
    (b) documentary exhibits or bundles of documents;
    (c) written submissions;
    (d) lists of the names of witnesses; and
    (e) any documents tendered at the hearing.

These documents must be supplied to the service provider at least 2 working days before the hearing starts.

If the request for transcript is only made after the hearing has started, or after the hearing has concluded, the documents must be supplied together with the request Form. For such requests, the delivery timeline will be 14 working days

Enquiries on the Supreme Court's in-house transcription services can be directed to our service provider at 6332 4412 or 6332 4413. The applicable fees for the 4 delivery timelines of (a) 24-hours[i] (b) 3 working days (c) 5 working days & (d) 14 working days, can be viewed here

Private Real time Court Reporting Services

The following vendors (listed in alphabetical order & in no order of priority) have been approved to provide real time transcription services in the Supreme Court.

Parties may approach any of these vendors if they require private transcription services with (a) Real time, (b) Daily or (c) Next Working Day delivery timeline:

a) Epiq Singapore Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as DTI Corporation Pte Ltd)
One Raffles Place, #50-00 
One Raffles Place Tower 1 
Singapore 048616 
Tel No: (+65) 6800 0268
Email: singapore@epiqglobal.com
Website: www.epiqglobal.com/asia
b)

Opus 2 International Singapore Pte Ltd
1 Wallich Street #14-62
Guoco Tower            
Singapore 078881
Tel No: (+65) 3158 5095
Email: bd@opus2.sg
Website: http://www.opus2.com/

Any vendor interested in providing private transcription services should email us at: DTS@supcourt.gov.sg.

[i]For transcript request on 24-hours turnaround, the transcripts will be due after 5.00pm on the next working day.