​Appealing against an Order of a Registrar

A person who is dissatisfied with an Order made by the Registrar at a case management conference (CMC) may file an appeal against the Order within 7 working days after the date on which the Order was made.

Step 1Go to http://www.statecourts.gov.sg/CJTS/
Step 2Login using your SingPass (for individuals) or CorpPass (for business entities). If you are not eligible for SingPass or CorpPass, you may apply for a CJTS Pass by clicking "Register for CJTS Pass".
Step 3Click "Online Applications" then "ECT", then choose and complete the e-service "Notice of appeal against decision, direction or order of Registrar".
Step 4

Pay the filing fee of $100. Applications filed will be processed only after the requisite payments are made. Payment may be made via:

  • Online: Credit Card / eNets
  • Offline: Click "Pay Later" and then "Generate Payment Advice". Bring the payment advice to the State Courts and pay by cash nets or credit card at Automated Collection System (ACS) machines located at level 1 & 3
Step 5Print out a hardcopy of (1) the Notice of appeal against decision, direction or order of Registrar and (2) the Notice of Hearing and serve on the other party within within 7 working days from the date of filing the Notice of appeal against decision, direction or order of Registrar.

For cases filed before 7 January 2019 (manually)

Step 1

File a Notice of appeal against decision, direction or order of Registrar through the Central Registry (State Courts, Level 1). 

 

Bring:

  • Personal identification documents
    • (for Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident) ­– NRI
    • (for foreign citizen) ­– Passport and Employment Pass
    • (for non-individuals, e.g., companies, etc.) ­– Latest company profile and identification documents of the company's authorised representative, including a letter of authorisation from the company
  • Three (3) copies of the Notice of Appeal to Tribunal from Order of Registrar
  • Filing fee (S$100)
Step 2A Notice of Hearing will be issued to the Appellant and Respondent to attend a Hearing at the ECT on a specified date and time.
Step 3Serve the Notice of appeal against decision, direction or order of Registrar and the Notice of Hearing on every party to the proceedings within 7 working days from the date of filing.
Step 4Both parties must attend the Hearing on the date stated in the Notice of Hearing.
Step 5

At the Hearing, the Tribunal may, among other things:

  1. Dismiss the appeal and uphold the Registrar's Order
  2. Allow the appeal and make an Order as it deems fit

Appealing against an Order of a Tribunal

A party may appeal to the High Court against the Order of a Tribunal only:

  1. on any ground involving a question of law; or
  2. on the ground that the claim was outside the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.

If you are uncertain whether you have a right to appeal, do consult a lawyer. A lawyer can be hired to represent a party for appeal proceedings at the District Court and High Court.

Leave to Appeal from the District Court

Before an appeal to the High Court, leave (permission) from the District Judge must be obtained. An application for leave to appeal has to be filed within 7 working days from the date of the Order by the Tribunal.

  • For claims filed before 7 January 2019 (manually): You may fill out the Application for Leave to Appeal Form and file it with the Central Registry (State Courts, Level).
  • For claims filed on or after 7 January 2019 (CJTS): The application for leave to appeal can be made online by completing the e-service "Application for Leave to Appeal" under "Online Applications" in the CJTS.

The application must be served on the other party within 7 working days after the date the application is filed.

A Respondent who wishes to oppose the application must file and serve a response to the Application for Leave to Appeal within 7 working days after he is served with the Application for Leave to Appeal.

A Notice of Hearing will be issued by the ECT which sets date and time for the hearing of the leave to appeal application. Parties are to attend the Hearing before a District Judge who will decide if leave is to be granted. A District Court Order granting or refusing leave is final and not subject to any appeal.

If leave is granted by the District Court, you may commence appeal proceedings in the High Court.


 

Last updated on: 30/4/2019 4:42 PM

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