Latest arrangement on court business
Court business is an essential public service. The effective and efficient administration of justice is integral to the Judiciary's mission to uphold the rule of law. It is incumbent upon the Judiciary to closely monitor the changing public health situation with a view to striking a proper balance between protecting public health and maintaining the access to justice.
This webpage provides important information on the latest arrangements on court business for reference by court users and the public. The Judiciary will closely monitor developments in view of the fast changing public health situation. Where further changes are made, information will be provided as soon as practicable.
In this regard, court users may wish to note that the Judiciary announced on 1 December 2020 that in view of the latest public health situation and related developments, social distancing measures will be enhanced from December 7 onwards to ensure that the courts can carry on business as safely as circumstances permit. The enhanced social distancing measures seek primarily to further reduce crowd gathering and people flow in court premises. This will inevitably reduce the number of court hearings and the volume of business handled by the registries and accounts offices of courts/tribunals.
The Judiciary will continue to post updated information, including all arrangements in relation to Judiciary business and advice to court users, at this dedicated webpage.
Stakeholders are strongly advised to also check the related webpage on precautionary measures adopted by the Judiciary against COVID-19 for updated information before attending court premises for court business.
The Judiciary would endeavor to minimize the inconvenience to court users and appreciates their understanding and patience in this regard.