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Small Claims Courts Act, No. 61 of 1984

Long title


To provide for courts for the adjudication of small civil claims and for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Definitions
CHAPTER I ESTABLISHMENT AND NATURE OF SMALL CLAIMS COURTS
2. Establishment of courts
3. Nature of courts and force of process
4. Courts open to public
5. Language medium at proceedings
6. Inspection of documents by public and custody thereof
7. Parties who may appear in court
CHAPTER II PRESIDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS OF THE COURT
8. Presiding officers
9. ppointment of commissioners
10. Procedure in case of absence or incapacity of commissioners
11. Officers of court
CHAPTER III JURISDICTION
12. Area of jurisdiction
13. Transfer of actions
14. Jurisdiction in respect of persons
15. Jurisdiction in respect of causes of action
16. Matters beyond jurisdiction
17. Incidental jurisdiction
18. Abandonment of part of claim
19. Deduction of admitted debt
20. Splitting of claims disallowed
21. Cumulative jurisdiction
22. No jurisdiction by virtue of consent of parties
23. Cessation of action
24. Defendants subject to jurisdiction of courts
CHAPTER IV RULES OF COURT
25. Power of Rules Board for Courts of Law to make rules [...Title amended by Act 2017_008_015_20170802 - was entitled "Power of Minister to make rules"]
CHAPTER V PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE
26. Procedure
27. Evidence
28. Evidence to be given under oath
29. Institution of actions
30. Withdrawal of claims
31. Joinder of plaintiffs
32. Joinder of defendants
33. Amendment of documents
CHAPTER VI JUDGMENT AND COSTS
34. Judgment
35. Judgment by default or by consent
36. Rescission of certain judgments
37. Costs
CHAPTER VII EXECUTION
38. Money to be paid direct to judgment creditor
39. Inquiry into financial position
40. Offer by judgment debtor after judgment
41. Manner of execution
42. Property exempt from execution
43. Notice of change of address by judgment debtor
44. [...repealed by Act 1989_063_007 - was entitled ...]
CHAPTER VIII REVIEW
45. Judgment or order final
46. Grounds of review
CHAPTER IX OFFENCES
47. Offences relating to execution
48. Contempt of court
CHAPTER X GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
49. Jurisdiction as to plea of ultra vires
50. Pending proceedings
51. Short title and commencement
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