Courts of Justice Act, 1936

Prohibition of imitation of court documents.

81.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to issue, send, give, or deliver to or serve on or cause to be issued, sent, given or delivered to or served on any other person any document not issued under lawful authority which by its form, contents, or appearance is calculated or is reasonably likely to lead the person receiving it to believe that it is issued by lawful authority.

(2) Every person who issues, sends, gives, delivers or serves or causes to be issued, sent given, delivered, or served any document in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

(3) In this section the expression “issued by lawful authority” means issued by, from, or by order of any Court of Justice or any judge or justice of any such Court or by or from any officer of or office attached to any such Court.