2018

VIP Home for the Aged Limited v Pryce, Maxine

 

Judgment entered in default of acknowledgement of service – Application to set aside default judgment – Whether application to set aside default judgment was filed as soon as was reasonably practicable – Failure of defendant to challenge ex parte order for service out of the jurisdiction – Mere exhibiting of draft defence and reference to the contents thereof by an attorney, is inadequate – Disputed facts.

Khemlani, Suresh v Topaz Jewellers Limited, Khemlain, Raju, Topaz Investments Limited and Issar Company Limited et al

Loan contract – Monies borrowed for the benefit of interrelated companies – Each company receiving a separate portion of the loan with obligation to repay that portion with interest – Corporate and cross guarantees signed by each company – Separate personal guarantees also provided for the said loan by two individuals – Loan in default – Guarantors called on by the bank to honour the guarantee – Loan repaid by one guarantor – One individual guarantor seeking to claim from the other an indemnity under the guarantee – Whether guarantor obliged to sue the principal debtors first – Whether loan

Director of Public Prosecution v Wilson, Uchence and Others

The Evidence (Special Measures) Act 2012 – The Evidence (Special Measures)
(Criminal Jurisdiction) (Judicature) (Supreme Court) Rules 2016 – Prosecution’s
application for a witness to give evidence by live link – Appropriate circumstances
for use of special measure of live link – Witness said to be vulnerable but no
allegation of actual threat – Right of accused to a fair trial – Credibility significant
issue – Whether grant of application prejudicial to Defendants – Overall interests
of the administration of justice

Weststar International Limited and Campbell, Ryland v Finizi, Winston

Civil practice and procedure – Application to register foreign judgment – Judgment registered by the local court not the correct judgment of the foreign court – Omission in judgment corrected by the foreign court prior to application to register in the local court – Authenticated copy of judgment presented to local court for registration without a copy of the order of amendment – Defendant not applying to set aside the registration of the foreign judgment in the time competent for him to do so – No extension of the time to apply to set aside was applied for or granted within the time compet

Hamilton, Marilyn v United General Insurance Company Limited

Wri of seizure and sale - Application for stay - Appeal against issue of writ of seizure and sale for a default costs certificate - Whether Civil Procedure Rules require execution of a money judgment - Whether defendant entitled to 14 days after default costs certificate is issued - PRO Rules 46.4(1) and 65.12(b) - Whether risk of injustice.

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