Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Mode of proof of entries in bankers’ books.

4. Proof that book is a bankers’ book.

5. Verification of copy.

6. Case in which banker, etc., not compellable to produce book, etc.

7. Court may order inspection, etc.

8. Warrant to investigate and inspect.

9. Costs.

10. Certificate to be sufficient proof of certain matters.

11. Regulations.

18 of 1968,

23 of 1976.

SI 95 of 1975.

[Date of commencement: 10th December 1968]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Evidence (Bankers’ Books) Act.

2. Interpretation.

In this Act—

“bank” or “banker” means any person carrying on the business of banking in Seychelles and includes the Seychelles Savings Bank constituted under Savings Bank Act and any branch thereof;

“banker’s book” includes ledgers, day books, cash books, account books and all other books used in the ordinary business of the bank;

“court” means the court, judge, magistrate, arbitrator or person or persons before whom a legal proceeding is held or taken;

“legal proceeding” means any civil or criminal proceeding or inquiry (including an arbitrator) in which evidence is or may be given in Seychelles.

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