Smith, Dorrell Neil v Linnett May Chin

Case Number: 
C.L. S. 222 OF 2000
Date of Delivery: 
27.02.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. C.L. S. 222 OF 2000 ~

BETWEEN DORRELL NEIL SMITH

A N D LINNETT MAY CHIN

CLAIMANT

DEFENDANT

Mr. Lawrence Philpotts-Brown for the Claimant.

Mr. Lowell F. D. Smith and Mrs. Keva Hylton instructed by Keva M.

0 Hylton for the Defendant.

The Defendant attended in Person.

SALE OF LAND - WHAT INTEREST RATE IS PAYABLE ON

UNPAID PURCHASE MONEY?

Heard: February 22 & 27th, 2006

BROOKS, J.

This case is a success story for the relatively new Case Management

system. When it came up for the hearing of the Pre-Trial Review, counsel,

C> instead of attending with a view to requesting "the standard orders" as too

many counsel now seem to do, were prepared, in the true spirit of case

management, to attempt to resolve the matter, if at all possible.

An examination of the issues in dispute led them to agree to have an

out of court meeting to attempt resolution. As a result of that meeting they

returned to court asking for the court's adjudication on one issue only,

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