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Proposed Amendments to Courts of Judicature Act 1964

At its 2nd reading on 25.7.2022, the Dewan Rakyat passed a bill to amend, among others, sections 28 and 68 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.

As a result of these amendments, some of the significant changes that will be made, are as follows:

(a) there will no longer be any appeal to the High Court against the decision of a subordinate court to dismiss a summary judgment or striking out application;

(b) there will no longer be any appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of a High Court to dismiss a summary judgment or striking out application;

(c) there will no longer be any appeal to the High Court against the decision of a subordinate court to allow an application to set aside a judgment in default;

(d) there will no longer be any appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of a High Court to allow an application to set aside a judgment in default.

Further update(s) will be forthcoming as this bill makes its way through Parliament. Once enacted into law, this bill will be known as the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any clarification.

 

Chan Kok Keong
Head, Banking and Finance Litigation
Co-Head, Dispute Resolution
Tan Gian Chung
Deputy Head, Banking and Finance Litigation
Head, Technology, Multimedia & Telecoms

 

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