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EW Lewis Investment and Finance Limited and EW Lewis Investment Venture Capital Limited v Plantation Development Company Limited, Christopher Kerr and Plantation Holdings Company Limited

Case Number: 
2013CD00032 AND 2015CD00118
Neutral Citation: 
[2024] JMCC Comm 11
Date of Delivery: 
08.03.2024

Contract – Loan – Promissory Notes – Whether loan repaid – Whether interest rate agreed – Whether documentation created a sham transaction – Whether illegality tainted contract – Whether evidence admissible – Stamp Duty Act – Whether documents improperly stamped – Whether late stamping permissible – Whether equitable mortgage created – Hearsay objections to witness statement – Failure to take objections at case management – Whether trial judge has discretion to refuse to entertain late application – Whether self-serving evidence of communication to a third party admissible – Whether trial judge has a discretion to exclude documentary evidence which was deliberately not disclosed.

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