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Brunei attends judicial seminar

Fadley Faisal

Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong attended the 7th Judicial Seminar on Commercial Litigation on February 24 and 25.

The seminar was a closed-door conference of judges and judicial officers jointly organised by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and the Supreme Court of Singapore.

The seminar aimed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and judicial best practices in the context of managing modern commercial litigation and innovations in civil procedures and the use of technology during a pandemic.

This year’s seminar covered issues of substantive commercial law as well as challenges pertaining to case and court management.

Judges and judicial officers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea attended the seminar. This was the first time Brunei Darussalam, India and South Korea had been invited to participate.

Judicial Commissioner and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam Haji Abdullah Soefri bin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin Haji Abidin, judges and senior judicial officers from the Judiciary were also present.

A screenshot of the seminar. PHOTO: Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam