Case File Inspection

As the SICC is a court of records, applications can be made to inspect SICC case files and court documents.

Case file inspection by parties to a case

All parties to a case may, subject to paragraph 20 of the SICC Practice Directions and any directions of the SICC, access the online case file.

Where a party to a case is a registered user of the Electronic Filing Service, that party may access the online case file through the Electronic Filing Service directly and may inspect, download soft copies or print hard copies of documents accessible to the parties in the online case file.

Where a party to a case is not a registered user of the Electronic Filing Service, or is unable to access the electronic case file through the Electronic Filing Service, he may submit a request in accordance with paragraph 11 of the SICC Practice Directions or attend at the Service Bureau at Level 1 of the Supreme Court building to seek assistance. Printing charges may be chargeable for reproducing documents in paper form.

Case file inspection by non-parties

A request must be made to obtain leave to inspect the case file. The request shall be in this form and must satisfy the requirements stated in paragraph 20(4) of the SICC Practice Directions and must be filed in accordance with paragraph 11 of the SICC Practice Directions.

The Registrar may seek clarification from the applicant before deciding whether to approve the request.

All information obtained in the course of inspection should not be used for purposes other than those stated in the request to inspect unless approval is obtained from the SICC.

A case file which has been sealed shall not be inspected by a non-party to those proceedings unless leave of Court is obtained pursuant to Order 110 Rules 30(10) and (11) of the Rules of Court (Cap 322, R 5).