Government gazettes bill to establish “Virtual Court”

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The government has gazetted the  Judicial Laws Amendment (ease of settling commercial and other disputes) Bill that is meant to, to provide for  “virtual sittings” for civil suits in an effort to ease access to the courts as well as expedite the court process, using electronic means.

Part of the Bill reads:

The purpose of this Bill is to amend the High Court Act [Chapter 7:06], the Magistrates’ Courts Act [Chapter7:10] and the Small Claims Courts Act [Chapter 7:12]; with a view to speeding up and otherwise facilitating the settlement of certain suits or actions, especially suits or actions of a commercial nature.

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