The Hon. Mr. Justice Bertram Morrison

Spencer, Mavis v Hansle, Dennis and Hansle, Petal

Oral Contract for Sale of land – Section 4 of the Statute of Frauds – Deposit made to Vendor – Receipt issued for deposit – Whether receipt sufficient act of part performance – Whether consideration has wholly failed – Promissory Estoppel – Forfeiture of Deposit – Innocent /Negligent/Fraudulent misrepresentation – Caveat against Dealings – Evidence – How to deal with issue of credibility.

Dixon, Jennifer (Administrator Ad Litem of the Estate of Barrington Dixon, deceased v Runte, Angella et al

Sale of land - Undated contract for sale of land between claimant and first defendant - Prior agreement for sale of land between the first defendant and second defendant – Undated contract repudiated by first defendant – Caveat entered by claimant –Whether claimant entitled to specific performance - Caveat entered by second defendant prior to signing of agreement for sale between claimant and first defendant – Claimant’s claim for specific performance – Whether statute-barred - Whether claimant entitled to order for adverse possession – The Limitation of Actions Act - Laches – whether claim

Cameron, Karen v Thomas, Andrew Ray

Whether matrimonial home to be regarded as family home - Section 2 of The
Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Can Section 14 of Act be used to confer share
of property to a spouse if property is not family home - Evidence

Davis-Reid, Kimani v Nolan, Eugene

Motor vehicle accident - Differing medical diagnoses by two experts – Criteria for accepting one report above the other – General damages to be assessed for pain and suffering – Significance of differing whole person percentage impairment by experts.

Dunkley, Olga v Dunkley, Oswald James

Matrimonial home - Consent order filed that parties are joint tenants of subject property - Order that property to sold and net proceeds of sale be distributed between parties equally - Order that either party can elect to purchase property - Neither party electing to purchase property - Which party is to have first option to purchase property.

Taylor, Mary Maud v Taylor, Mike Alphanso

Family Home – Whether Claimant entitled to one half share therein principles – Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Whether one half share rule to be varied – Principles to be applied.

Patrick-Gardner, Deborah v Mendez and Public Service Commission

Administrative law - Judicial review - Constitutional relief - The Public Service - Compulsory retirement - Retirement on the grounds of re-organization redeployment - Whether public servant has the right to be heard prior to compulsory retirement - Whether the Judicature (Supreme Court) (Amendment) Act, 2016 is unconstitutional - Separation of powers - Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council, 1962 - The Pensions Act - The Public Service Regulations, 1961 - Locus standi - Certiorari - Order of prohibition - Permanent injunction - Damages in public law - Declarations.

Dixon, Jennifer (Administratrix Ad Litem of the Estate of Barrington Dixon, deceased) v Runte, Angella et al

Sale of land - Undated contract for sale of land between claimant and first defendant - Prior agreement for sale of land between the first defendant and second defendant – Undated contract repudiated by first defendant – Caveat entered by claimant –Whether claimant entitled to specific performance - Caveat entered by second defendant prior to signing of agreement for sale between claimant and first defendant – Claimant’s claim for specific performance – Whether statute-barred - Whether claimant entitled to order for adverse possession – The Limitation of Actions Act - Laches – whether claim

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