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Supreme Courts (Highest Instance)

The Court of Appeal is the highest appellate court for criminal cases. Court of Appeals hear cases from High Court and Intermediate Court both in civil and criminal cases. Appeal of civil. cases heard from the Court of Appeal will be heard before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council in London. The Court is composed of three judges and sits only twice a year.

Supreme Court of Brunei
Court of Appeal

Appellate Courts

The High court hears appeal cases from the Magistrates Courts. It has unlimited civil and criminal jurisdictions. The High Court deals with civil and criminal cases outside the jurisdiction limits of the Intermediate Court and Magistrate Courts

High Court

Regional courts

The Intermediate court has no jurisdiction to hear cases punishable with death or power to impose imprisonment exceeding 20 years. The court has jurisdiction to hear civil cases where the amount claimed, or value of the subject matter in dispute does not exceed B$100,000.00.

Intermediate Court

First Instance Courts

Magistrates Court

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