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Amendment No. 5 of 2021

Amendment No. 5 of 2021 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Parts II, XI, XII, XV and XXV and Appendices A and G of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below: 

  1. introduction of new paragraph 12A on Request for urgent hearing before Judge;
  2. amendments to paragraph 20 on Interpreters and translation;
  3. amendments to paragraph 90 on Skeletal arguments for appeals and matters before the General Division, Appellate Division, Court of Appeal and Court of 3 Judges;
  4. amendments to paragraph 99A on Costs Scheduling;
  5. amendments to paragraph 122 on Applications to use the Mobile Infocomm Technology Facilities;
  6. introduction of new paragraph 161 on Affidavit in support of a Leave Application under section 394H of the Criminal Procedure Code;
  7. introduction of new Form 1A (Request for Urgent Hearing before Judge) under Appendix A; 
  8. introduction of new Form 34 (Information Sheet to be exhibited in an Affidavit in support of a Leave Application under section 394H of the Criminal Procedure Code) under Appendix A; and
  9. deletion and substitution of Appendix G (Guidelines for Party-and-Party Costs Awards in the Supreme Court of Singapore).

The amendments will take effect on 2 August 2021 and will be reflected at https://epd.supremecourt.gov.sg/ from 2 August 2021. The amendments set out at above sub-paragraph (9) will apply to all costs orders made on or after 2 August 2021. Appendix G of the Supreme Court Practice Directions as in force immediately before 2 August 2021 will continue to apply to all costs orders made before that date.

 

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Supreme Court Amendment No. 5 Of 2021

2021/08/24

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