It hears appeals from the High Court and such other Tribunals or courts as Parliament may prescribe.
It is the highest appellate court in Malawi. It is presided over by a single when it is an interlocutory
matter (any issues before the actual trial), three judges when it is any other matter other than appeals
from the Constitutional Court in which case five judges sit.
Handles both criminal and civil matters limited to their authorized powers. Magistrates Courts are
divided into five grades namely Resident Magistrates Courts, First Grade Magistrate Courts, Second
Grade Magistrate Courts,Third Magistrate Courts and Forth Magistrate Courts. The powers of each Court vary
according to grade.