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Smith, Alfred Llewellyn (Snr) (Administrator of Estate Alfred Llewelyn Smith Snr) and Smith, Donald ( Administrator of Estate Alfred Lewellyn Smith Snr) v Small, Louise

Case Number: 
2011HCV05642
Neutral Citation: 
2018] JMSC Civ 150
Date of Delivery: 
27.11.2018

Amendment sought by claimants after initial closing submissions – Facts on which amendment based already known – Defendant not caught by surprise – Principles that should guide court in determining application – Scope of powers in the Registration of Titles Act (ROTA) to correct “errors” – S. 153 (ROTA) inapplicable in the circumstances as issue is validity of Title itself not the manner in which Certificate evidencing Title was obtained – Doctrine of Adverse Possession – More than 12 years unchallenged open possession – Doctrine of Proprietary Estoppel – Unconscionable for defendant to wait 8 years after a party has acted to its detriment before seeking to enforce her right