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About the Singapore courts

Structure of the courts

The Singapore Judiciary is made up of the following courts:

Supreme Court

Hears civil cases and criminal cases.

Consists of the:

  • Court of Appeal.
  • High Court.
    • General Division.
    • Appellate Division.
    • Singapore International Commercial Court.

State Courts

 

Hears civil cases and criminal cases.

Consists of the:

  • District Courts.
  • Magistrates' Courts.
  • Coroners' Courts.
  • Small Claims Tribunals.
  • Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals.
  • Employment Claims Tribunals.

Family Justice Courts

Hears family cases and selected criminal cases involving youth offenders.

Consists of the:

  • Family Courts.
  • Youth Courts.
  • Family Division of the High Court.

 


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