Civil Court launches business continuity plan

Fadley Faisal

In the efforts to contain COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam, the Civil Court has launched its business continuity plan (BCP).

All criminal and civil cases, including cases under the Road Traffic Act, Small Claims Tribunal, Bankruptcy and Probate, which have been scheduled for mention in the courts nationwide will be suspended with effect from March 31 to May 18, 2020.

However, fresh cases of criminal nature and those with urgency will still be heard in the courts. Injunctions will still be heard and cases by video-conferencing are still ongoing.

Civil Court service counters nationwide have been closed with effect from March 24 until announced otherwise, with exception to payment counters including fine payments.

Enquiries can be made to the courts by calling during office hours or sending in emails to: High Court Registry Unit at 2235842 or email [email protected], Bankruptcy Registry Unit at 2243939 ext 155 or email [email protected], Probate Registry Unit at 2235841 or email [email protected], Civil Marriage Registry Unit at 2235842 or email [email protected], Translator Unit at 2243939 ext 104 or email [email protected]

For Subordinate Court Bandar Seri Begawan at 2232979 or email [email protected] for Subordinate Court Registry Section, [email protected] for Criminal Case Registry and [email protected] for Civil Case Registry.

Kuala Belait Subordinate Court can be contacted at 3330385 or 3331585 or email [email protected], Tutong Subordinate Court at 4220503 or email [email protected] and Temburong Subordinate Court at 5221019 or email [email protected]

The Civil Court in their statement regretted for any inconveniences.