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Part I: Introduction

1. Citation

These Practice Directions may be cited as the State Courts Practice Directions.

2. Practice Directions to apply to civil proceedings only unless otherwise stated

For avoidance of doubt, these Practice Directions shall apply to civil proceedings only unless otherwise stated.

3. Citation of Legislation in Proceedings

Where legislation is cited in these Practice Directions, the citation shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be read to refer to the edition of that legislation currently in force.

4. Calculation of time

The provisions in the Rules of Court (Cap. 322, R 5) shall apply to the calculation of time in these Practice Directions. In particular:

5. Updating

(1) Any addition or amendment to these Practice Directions will be notified on the State Courts’ website at http://www.statecourts.gov.sg. The Practice Directions will be updated on the date the addition or amendment takes effect.

(2) The complete and updated Practice Directions can be downloaded from the State Courts’ website at http://www.statecourts.gov.sg.

6. Forms

The Forms in Appendix A to these Practice Directions shall be used where applicable with such variations as the circumstances of the particular case require.

7. Business of the Registry

(1) Pursuant to Order 60, Rule 1(3) of the Rules of Court (Cap. 322, R 5), the business of the Registry is governed by the Rules of Court and these Practice Directions.

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, any instruction manuals which may be issued from time to time by the Government are not applicable to the business of the Registry.