(a) Established pursuant to section 3 of the Subordinate Courts Act 1948.
(b) Every proceeding is presided by a Judge of the Sessions Court.
(c) To determine civil claims which exceed RM100,000 but not more than RM1 million save for matters relating to motor vehicle accidents, landlord and tenant and distress, in which the Sessions Court has unlimited jurisdiction.
(d) To try serious criminal offences such as robbery, rape, corruption and commercial crimes. It has unlimited jurisdiction in imposing sentence in accordance with the law except the death penalty.