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Technology Courts Booking

The Supreme Court houses 5 Technology Courts of varying sizes for use in cases that have specific technological needs. In this regard, parties have access to the latest audio-visual technology when utilising these courts. These technological tools facilitate the presentation of evidence in court and promote greater efficiency in the hearing process.

Video conferencing facilities are also available in the Technology Courts and these may be used to present the testimony of vulnerable witnesses or overseas witnesses who are unable to be physically present in court. Parties wishing to give evidence through a live video or live television link must seek the Court's leave to use the video conferencing facilities by way of a summons [see s 62A of the Evidence Act (Cap 97)] before making any request hereunder.

The video conferencing facilities in the Technology Court are also available for private booking from Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 9 pm (except Public Holidays) subject to availability and the Supreme Court’s approval on terms and conditions to be imposed. Parties wishing to make private booking of video conferencing facilities should contact Ms Sandiraleka at 65577497.


Fees payable

The fees for the use of the Technology Court as well as the fees for the use of video conferencing facilities are as follows:

 
Technology Court : S$50.00 per day or part thereof
 
Technology Court's Video Conferencing Facility : An additional S$1000.00 per day or part thereof
 
No fees are usually payable in Criminal Cases


Any international call charges and/or telecommunication charges incurred will be fully reimbursed by the user.

For private bookings of video-conferencing facilities in the Technology Court:

  • S$1,600 for the first four hours, or part thereof.  The four hour blocks are from 9 am – 1 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm or 5 pm – 9 pm (Singapore time) respectively; and
  • S$400 for every subsequent hour or part thereof.

The above fees exclude the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) payable (7%). Any international call charges and telecommunication charges incurred shall be separately charged. 

Full payment for the private booking fees plus GST must be made at least 7 working days before the commencement of the intended usage. A cancellation fee may be levied if the booking is cancelled within 24 hours before the intended usage. 
Payment for any international call charges and telecommunication charges incurred must be made within 30 days from the date of our invoice.


Availability of Technology Courts 

The schedule reflecting the availability of the Technology Courts are updated every working day at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 10:00pm.


Request to use the Technology Court

Requests for the use of a Technology Court and / or video conferencing facilities in the Technology Court must be made at least 14 working days in advance using this e-form.

For the avoidance of doubt, any party assigned the use of a Technology Court for a Court hearing (on an ordinary Court case assignment basis) and who wishes to make use of the facilities in the Technology Court must submit a Request.

Requests are given priority based on a first-come first-served basis subject to full payment of the fees. In this regard, please also note that priority will be given to the use of Technology Court for Court hearings over private bookings.


Compatibility testing

Upon the successful booking of a Technology Court for videoconferencing, prior arrangements for videoconferencing testing have to be made at least 5 working days before the first day fixed for the use of the facility to ensure equipment compatibility.

If audio-visual and computers equipment in addition to those provided in the Technology Courts are to be used, details of such equipment will have to be provided in the Request forms above. Such equipment must also be made available for testing with the audio-visual system of the Technology Courts at least 3 working days before the first day fixed for use of the Technology Courts to ensure equipment compatibility.



Last updated on 10 JUN 2013
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