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MAGISTRATES COURT (CIVIL PROCEEDINGS) ACT 2004


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Terms used

   PART 2 -- Jurisdiction  

   4.      Term used: jurisdictional limit
            
   5.      Court’s civil jurisdiction
            
   6.      General civil jurisdiction
            
   7.      Consumer/trader claims
            
   8.      Statutory jurisdiction
            
   9.      Counterclaims outside jurisdiction
            
   10.     Decisions for jurisdictional purposes
            
   11.     Remedies that may be given
            
   12.     Pre-judgment interest may be awarded

   PART 3 -- General procedure  

   13.     Court’s duties in dealing with cases and making rules
            
   14.      Rules of court to set out procedure etc.
            
   15.     Court may act on its own initiative
            
   16.     Court’s powers to control and manage cases
            
   17.     Striking out, Court’s powers as to
            
   18.     Summary judgment, Court may give
            
   19.     Default by party, Court’s powers to deal with
            
   20.     Procedural orders may be made conditional
            
   21.     Persons under legal disability, claims by or against
            
   22.     Venue, changing
            
   23.     Mediation, use of
            
   24.     Experts, use of
            
   25.     Costs

   PART 4 -- Minor cases procedure  

   26.     Terms used
            
   27.     Object of minor cases procedure
            
   28.     Minor cases procedure, general provisions
            
   29.     Proceedings to be private and informal
            
   30.     Representation of parties
            
   31.     Costs
            
   32.     Appeals
            
   33.     Rules of court for minor cases procedure

   PART 5 -- Mediation  

   34.     Terms used
            
   35.     Mediator, appointment of
            
   36.     Mediator, protection of
            
   37.     Compulsory mediation, proceedings confidential etc.
            
   38.     Mediator, duty of confidentiality

   PART 6 -- Transferring cases to superior courts  

   39.     Transfer of Magistrates Court case to superior court

   PART 7 -- Appeals  

   40.     Appeal from Magistrates Court to District Court
            
   41.     Transfer of District Court appeal to Court of Appeal
            
   42.     Appeal from District Court to Court of Appeal
            
   43.     Appeal court’s powers

   PART 8 -- Miscellaneous  

   44.     Representation of parties
            
   45.     Court to be open to public, publicity
            
   46.     Enforcement of judgments
            
   47.     Rules of court, making
            
   48.     Rules of court, content
            
   49.     Regulations
           Defined terms
           Compilation table


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