Court Dispute Resolution in Singapore’s legal system

by | Jan 15, 2020 | Resources

Court Dispute Resolution

Generally, business debates are heard in Civil Courts. You can move toward the High Court, District Court, Magistrates’ Court or Small Claims Tribunal relying upon the sum and nature of the case. There are other particular Courts like the Copyright Tribunal and Labor Court.

The Copyright Tribunal helps settle debates between copyright proprietors and clients of copyright materials.

The Ministry of Manpower’s Employment Tribunal and Labour Court manages issues among businesses and workers when they can’t be settled through intervention or compromise.

Helpful Facts to Remember about Singapore’s Court Procedures

  • The individual making the case is the Plaintiff.
  • The individual being served or against whom the case is made is the Defendant.
  • Depending on the nature and measure of the case a suit is recorded in the fitting Court.
  • If the Defendant wishes to settle the case and not question it, he can contact the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s legal advisor for an out-of-court settlement.
  • If not, the Court will mark the calendar to hear the two sides and assess all proof and confirmation.
  • There can at present be an out-of-court settlement now.
  • Once a decision is made it is enforceable.
  • If the gatherings will not agree, the Court can give a writ of seizure and deal. This permits the guaranteeing gathering to hold onto the benefits and offer them to recuperate his remuneration.
  • The Court’s judgment can be challenged by making an intrigue to the High Court.
About the author

About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.