LIVE STREAM: Swearing-in Ceremony for the President of The Court of Appeal


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


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

The Hon. Mr. Justice Dale Staple

Maxam, Ava Marie v Davis, Robert Charles Clinton

Family Law – Maintenance – Application to vary Maintenance Order – Children
(Guardianship & Custody) Act s. 7(5) – Whether or not the Court can vary a
Consent Maintenance Order – Whether or not the court should vary a consent
Maintenance Order to remove a reference to updating existing sum for
maintenance by utilizing the consumer price index without the need for a hearing
for a variation of maintenance order.

Stewart, Seymour v Nkrumah, Nkosana Naim

Injunction – Application for Interlocutory Injunction – Whether there is a Serious Issue to be Tried – Whether or not the Balance of Convenience Rests with the Claimant.
Money Lenders Act – Whether the Act Applies to this Loan – Whether Defendant’s
Lending is Incidental to his Main Business – Whether Loan Agreement and Security are Enforceable – Whether Court Should Exercise its Discretion Under s. 8(3) of the Act

Proprietors Strata Plan 253 v Annmarie Logan

Civil Practice and Procedure – Application to strike out – Whether claim discloses reasonable grounds for bringing the claim.
Civil Practice and Procedure – Whether the present claim is an abuse of process of the Court.

Thompson, John and Ena Thompson v Brown, Arnaldo and Beverley Swaby

Civil Practice and Procedure – Application to Set Aside Default Judgment – CPR
Rule 13.3 – Whether or not the Defendants have a Defence with a Real Prospect of Success
Evidence – Admissibility of Without Prejudice Correspondence – Whether or not
exception to general principle of inadmissibility of without prejudice documents
has been established – whether or not parties had arrived at an agreement to settle.

Downie, Aretha and Kenroy Downie v Home & Things Limited

Civil Practice and Procedure – Court Making Order of its own Initiative – Court
proposing to make order to Strike Out Cause of Action – Whether Claimant’s Claim discloses no reasonable ground for bringing the claim for Defamation
Tort – Defamation – Defamation Act - Whether Claimants allegation that the
Defendant’s conduct and words alleging criminal conduct without specificity are


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