Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This is a cautionary tale for litigation practitioners and their claimant clients. The decision emanates from the High Court of Singapore, but is equally applicable to any jurisdiction in which security for costs can be sought against the claimant in an action. In Singapore, the Rules of Court set out the procedural rules governing all civil proceedings in the High Court and Subordinate Courts. Unlike the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), the Singapore Rules of Court do not expressly articulate an overriding objective of timely and proportionate justice. However, the courts have consistently prioritised robust case management and “an uncompromising but fair approach towards procedural non-compliance”.

Keywords

Singapore, high court, civil proceedings, case management

Discipline

Asian Studies | Civil Law | Courts

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Civil Justice Quarterly

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

20

ISSN

0261-9261

Publisher

University of Birmingham

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