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Vision 

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

Mission

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

The Hon. Mr. Justice Bertram Morrison

Morrison, Andre v Virtue, Marlando and Innovative Signs and Awnings Limited

Whether safe system of work – Negligence – Whether Claimant contributorily negligent – Whether cause of accident inevitable – Whether Second Defendant vicariously liable – Credibility of witnesses – General damages principles – handicap on the labour market – Costs of future medical care.

Bryan, Jhamel v Caribbean Maritime Institute

Defendant established by Act with Statutory Constitution – Defendant a Public Education body – Section 3 (1) of Caribbean Maritime Institute Act – Section 28 of Interpretation Act – whether contract between Claimant and Defendant – if contract whether contract breached – Disciplinary measures taken against Claimant – whether right to fair hearing denied Claimant – Credibility of parties

Douglas, Everton et al v The Minister of National Security, the Commissioner of Police and the Attorney General of Jamaica

Part 57 of Civil Procedure Rules – Writ of Habeas Corpus ad subjiciendum – principles of Law applicable – Constitution of Jamaica; s. 9, 10, 13, 14 & 20 – The Emergency Powers Act; The Emergency Powers Regulations – s. 30, 33 & 38; Separation of Powers Doctrine/Principle whether Executive breached Doctrine – whether Detention of Petitioners unlawful under EPA & EPR as being in breach of Constitution – proportionality – whether measures under EPA reasonably justifiable.

Guyah, Omar and Brown, Cordella v Drummond, Jack and Lawrence, Winston et al

Evidence – Witness summons and witness summary issued by a party for an opposing party – Validity of witness summons – Application to strike out witness summary – Application to strike out portions of the claimants’ statement of case on the basis that it is a collateral attack on a previous decision of the privy council – Civil Procedure Rules, rules 29.6 (3), 33.2, 33.3(4) and 33.3(5)

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

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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2019-2023