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Bankruptcy and insolvency searches may be made online at mlaw.gov.sg/eservices/io/ or CrimsonLogic. If either you or the respondent are bankrupt or insolvent, you may wish to seek legal advice on your available courses of action.
The Small Claims Tribunals Act (Cap. 308) only allows the Tribunals to hear specific types of cases as set out at Table 1 below. The Tribunals must discontinue any claim that it has no power to hear.
If you have filed a claim that is outside the Tribunal's jurisdiction, the Tribunals may discontinue your claim either at the Consultation stage or at the Hearing stage, and the filing fees paid are not refundable.
Do not worry if your claim is discontinued. It does not mean that you have 'lost' your case. A Discontinuance Order is not based on how strong or weak your claim is. In most cases, you can still sue your opponent in the civil courts.
All claims must be filed within 1 year from the date on which the cause of action accrued, that is, the day the facts arose to give rise to a right to sue.
For example, if a cause of action accrued on 5 January 2016, the last day to file the claim would be on 4 January 2017
The types of claims that the Tribunals can hear are disputes relating to:
You may wish to take an online pre-filing assessment here to assess if your claim is within the jurisdiction of the Tribunals. Please note that the test is not conclusive and not meant to be a substitute for legal advice. Please consult a lawyer if you are uncertain of whether your claim can be heard by the Tribunals.
Note: Please note that the pre-fling assessment ID obtained after completing the pre-filing questions is required before you can proceed to file your claims in CJTS.
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