For Appeals against Family Courts Orders
The Notice of Appeal will be accepted if the document is in order. If you have filed the Notice of Appeal at CrimsonLogic, you must retrieve the Notice of Appeal with the Court seal affixed once you received Notice of Acceptance. You must then serve the Notice of Appeal on the other party(ies) / the other party(ies)’ lawyers within the time prescribed. Please refer to the table under the header “How do you appeal against a Court order?” for the prescribed time.
After the Notice of Appeal has been accepted, a Notice from the Court will be sent informing you / your lawyer to collect the Notes of Proceedings. Depending on the nature of the Appeal, the parties can expect to receive the Court Notice in three months’ time.
The Court Notice will set out the steps to be taken by each party and the time for each step. This will include filing and serving of the Appellant’s Case / Submissions, Record of Appeal (in applicable cases) and Respondent’s Case / Submissions.
A Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) will be fixed after the time for completing the steps in the Court Notice has expired. PTC is usually held at the FJC premises, either at:
- 3 Havelock Square, Singapore 059725; or
- 5 Maxwell Road #04-00 Tower Block MND Complex, Singapore 069110.
For Appeals against Youth Courts Orders
The Notice of Appeal will be accepted if the document is in order.
After the Notice of Appeal has been accepted, a Notice from the Court will be sent informing the parties to collect the Record of Proceedings and Grounds of Decision. Depending on the type of case and nature of the appeal, the parties can typically expect to receive the Court Notice between one to three months from the Notice of Appeal (or shorter in certain criminal cases if the youth is currently serving sentence)
The Appellant must file the Petition of Appeal within 14 days from the service of the Record of Proceedings and Grounds of Decision.
The hearing of the Appeal will be fixed via a Registrar’s Notice (RN). Further directions will also be given in the same RN.