The Hon. Mr. Justice Bryan Sykes

Gordon, Berrington v Commissioner of Police


 Application for judicial review – Rehearing by decision maker of previous decision – Breach of duty of fairness – What fairness demands when there is a rehearing - Legitimate expectation – Whether damages can be awarded for unlawful administrative action.

Giguere, Martin v Government of the United States of America and Commissioner of Correctional Services

Extradition – proceedings before magistrate – Duty of magistrate – Test for committal – Whether magistrate obliged to conduct meaningful judicial proceedings – Need for proceedings to be conducted fairly – Whether arrest in good faith - Extradition – Delay in making request – Meaning of unjust or oppressive – Habeas corpus application – Review of order for committal – Role of the reviewing court – Whether to discharge from custody.

Walker, Danville v The Contractor General

Judicial review - Renewal of application - Test for leave to apply for judicial review  -  Delay in applying for judicial review  - Whether remedy would be granted even if application for leave to apply judicial review granted - Whether criminal process provides adequate means of redress - Whether applicant should be granted if criminal process provides adequate remedy - Contractor General Act - Sections 4, 15, 18, 29 of the Act - Parts 26, 56 and 73 of Civil Procedure Rules - Whether application in time - Whether court has power to extend time to renew application.


Smith, Sharon v Service, Vincent

Application for extension of time to apply under section 13(2) of The Property (Rights of Spouses) Act - Factors to be taken into account.



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