LIVE STREAM:The Judiciary of Jamaica Strategic Business Plan Launch 2024


A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.


To provide sound, timely judgments and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

Buchanan, Roy; Buchanan Trusty, Erica and Buchanan, Kevin v Hall, Jean (Executrix of the estate of Ulysses Jabez Buchanan, deceased)

Case Number: 
2012 HCV 06028 IN
Neutral Citation: 
[2016] JMSC Civ 57
Date of Delivery: 

Administration of Estate – Probate Law - Interpretation of a Will – Intention of Testator – Expressed or Implied Intention - Read Will as a whole – Ordinary meaning of words/phrases – Words/Phrases used in a different sense - Court not to rewrite Will or improve upon – No speculation – Presumption against Intestacy – Residuary clause – Partial Intestacy – Intestates’ Estates and Property Charges Act.


Emergency Matters

Emergency Matters

Matrimonial Proceedings

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2019-2023