Vision 

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

Mission

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

The Hon. Mr. Justice B. Andrew Rattray

Davis, Devon Mark v Marajah, Karen

Civil Practice and ProcedureNotice of Application to file Defence and Counterclaim out of time - Rules 10.3 (1), 10.3 (9), and 26.1 (2) (c) of the Civil Procedure Rules - Factors to be considered by the Court in deciding whether to grant an extension of time.

Evans, Nadine v University Hospital of The West Indies et al

Sections 22, 24, 32, 35 and 36 of the Registration (Births and Deaths) Act - Section 6 of the Coroners Act - Whether the University Hospital of the West Indies has any legal basis for refusing to release the body of the deceased to her next of kin.

Rose, Esther v Rose, Kenneth

Family Law – Section 13 of the Property (Rights of Spouses) Act - Fixed Date Claim Form filed seeking division of matrimonial home and an extension of time to make claim out of time - No separate Application filed seeking an extension of time - Validity of Fixed Date Claim Form.

Brown, Milton v The Commissioner General

Revenue AppealTime within which to bring Appeal in Revenue Court expired - Application for extension of time to file Appeal refused - Application for leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeal - Principles to be considered in granting permission to Appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Green, Byron v Desnoes & Geddes Limited (t/a Red Stripe)

Civil Practice and Procedure  Notice of Application to Amend Name of Defendant - Notice of Application for Security for Costs - Rules 24.2 and 24.3 of the Civil Procedure Rules - Whether Claimant ordinarily resident outside jurisdiction.

Chung,Gloria et al v Chung, Michael and Another

Civil Procedure - Defendants’ Notice of Application to Vary/Set Aside Order or for an Extension of Time to Comply with Order - Rules 42.10(1), 26.1(7) and 28.7(1) (2)(a) and (b) of the Civil Procedure Rules - Claimants’ Notice of Application to Strike out Defence – Rules 28.14 (2) and 26.3 (1)(a) of the Civil Procedure Rules.

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