The Supreme Court Registry is the Principal Registry of the Final Appellate Court.
Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (except for gazetted Public Holidays)
Building A, Old Parliament Complex, Veiuto, Suva
P O BOX 2215 Gov’t Bldgs, Suva
Senior Court Officer I: +679 892 7755 / +679 9922183
Enquiries: +679 892 7755
The Supreme Court is the final appeal court in Fiji. It has exclusive jurisdiction, subject to such requirements as may be prescribed, as and when the need arises to hear and determine appeals from the Court of Appeal. It has the power to review, vary, set aside, or affirm decisions or orders from the Court of Appeal and may make such orders (including an order for a new trial and an order for an award of costs) as are necessary for the administration of justice. The Supreme Court may review any judgment, pronouncement, or order made by it. It has the original jurisdiction to hear and determine constitutional questions referred under Section 91(5) of the Constitution.
In all proceedings before the Supreme Court, questions are determined according to the opinion of the majority.
Its decisions are binding on all the Courts of the State.
Appeals to the Supreme Court can be made either by way of Petition for Special Leave or with the leave of the Court of Appeal in the first instance. Leave of the Court of Appeal is obtained within 28 days from the date of judgment.
Pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji; the Supreme Court consists of:
In the event that the time for appeal has lapsed, i.e. 42 days from the date of judgment has passed, the petitioner then has two hurdles – apply for extension of time as well as special leave to appeal.
The Supreme Court grants special leave to appeal on the following grounds:
Supreme Court grants special leave to appeal on the following grounds:
An application to the Court for special leave to appeal must be made by way of Petition and must:
A single judge of the Supreme Court may exercise any power vested in the Supreme Court not involving the decision of an appeal or reference, except that:
At the conclusion of a case (and delivery of Judgment), the appeal process ends. However, as the Act provides, the Supreme Court may review any judgment, pronouncement, or order made by it.
Hon Mr. Justice Kamal Kumar – Chief Justice (President of the Supreme Court)
Hon. Mr Justice A H C T Gates
Hon. Mr. Justice Saleem Marsoof
Hon. Madam Justice Chandra Ekanayake
Hon. Mr. Justice Priyantha Jayawardena
Hon. Mr. Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare
Hon. Mr. Justice Priyasath Dep PC
Hon. Mr. Justice Brian Keith
Hon. Mr. Justice Kankani Chitrasiri
Hon. Mr. Justice Quentin Loh
Hon. Mr. Justice Frederik Brand
Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Stock
Hon. Mr. Justice Madan Lokur
Also eligible to sit in the Supreme Court panel are Justices of the Court of Appeal including visiting Judges and Puisne Judges of the High Court (by virtue of S.98 – (1)(b) such other Judges as are appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court, to serve as the occasion requires.)
Calendar to be updated here when dates are confirmed.