The Supreme Court sits for three terms a year.

January 10 April 10
May 10 July 31
September 01 December 10

The Supreme Court has a criminal and civil division. It hears appeals from all lower courts and tribunals but also has its own jurisdiction. It hears the more complex and high-value civil claims and more serious criminal cases.

You will need a lawyer to represent you in Supreme Court cases. Should you qualify for legal aid, a lawyer will be provided for you if you are unable to afford one.

The Supreme Court is made up of nine judges including the Chief Justice. The Master of the Supreme Court and the Registrar can both hear cases too.

Judges hear cases by themselves but sit with a jury of nine for trials of murder and treason.

The Supreme Court has oversight of lawyers practicing in the Seychelles and can hear disciplinary matters. It has the power to provisionally or permanently prevent lawyers from practising by revoking their licenses.

You may appeal any Supreme Court decision to the Court of Appeal.

Judges of the Supreme Court may be co-opted to the Court of Appeal at the request of the President of the Court of Appeal, to sit on specific cases where the Court of Appeal requires it.

During the court vacation, there is a duty Judge who is available to take urgent matters arising. All other court functions continue during the court vacations.


Decisions of the Supreme Court can be viewed here

Sittings of the Supreme Court can be viewed here