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Family Court Jurisdiction of the Magistrate's Court

The Family Division of the Magistrates' Court has jurisdiction in:

  • matrimonial causes and all other matters instituted or continued under this Act
  • any other matter in respect of which jurisdiction is conferred on it by a written law

Subject to this Act all magistrates of the Division have all such powers as are granted by law to resident magistrates and to magistrates' courts

Sittings of Magistrates of the Division are to be held from time to time as required at such places in the Fiji Islands as the Chief Magistrate directs

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Media Release

Keynote Address by Chief Justice Anthony Gates
at the Opening of the Fiji Law Society's Convention
"Fundamentals of Private Practice" 25th September 2015,
Novotel, Suva

Click here to view/download the speech.