VEXATIOUS ACTIONS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Power of Court to prohibit institution of action without leave

 

THE VEXATIOUS ACTIONS ACT

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[Date of Commencement: 16th July, 1936]

Cap 408.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Vexatious Actions Act.

2   Power of Court to prohibit institution of action without leave

   (1) If, on an application made by the Attorney-General under this section, the Supreme Court is satisfied that any person has habitually and persistently and without any reasonable ground instituted vexatious legal proceedings, whether in the Supreme Court or in any inferior Court, and whether against the same person or against different persons, the Court may, after hearing that person or giving him an opportunity of being heard, order that no legal proceedings shall without the leave of the Supreme Court or a Judge thereof be instituted by him in any Court, and such leave shall not be given unless the Court or Judge is satisfied that the proceedings are not an abuse of the process of the Court and that there is prima facie ground for the proceedings.

   (2) A copy of any order made under this section shall be published in the Gazette.

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