Singapore's High Court to get new division to handle appeal cases

Appellate Division of the High Court

New Appellate Division of the High Court will hear civil appeals

Singapore's High Court is set to get a new division, as part of a move to refine the justice system and increase the efficiency of the courts.

This new Appellate Division of the High Court will hear all civil appeals not allocated to the Court of Appeal, and this will help to distribute the caseload between the two courts.

Its formation was given the nod in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 5), with the passing of three Bills: the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill, the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill and the Judges' Remuneration (Amendment) Bill. [read more]

Source: Cheryl Teh | The Straits Times