All hearings in the SICC are conducted in the English language. The Supreme Court’s Interpreters Section provides interpretation services to witnesses in court proceedings who do not understand or speak English. The languages and dialects covered by the Supreme Court’s Interpreters Section are listed here as well as in Appendix C of SICC Practice Directions.
Counsel and litigants in matters before the SICC may request for court interpretation services by completing this E-Form or in accordance with paragraph 11 of the SICC Practice Directions. All requests should be submitted at least 7 working days before the commencement of the hearing, and approval of requests is subject to the working capacity of the Supreme Court’s Interpreters Section at the relevant time. A fee of $300 per day or part thereof will be payable for the services of an interpreter for Civil Proceedings in open court hearings before the SICC with effect from 1 August 2017.
The Supreme Court is not able to provide interpretation services for languages not covered by the Supreme Court’s Interpreters Section. Parties intending to engage interpretation services for languages not covered by the Supreme Court’s Interpreters Section may source for their own interpreters.
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