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 David Batts

Walker, Jeremiah and Maudline Walker v Brown, Dr. Dawkins and Dawgen Media Limited

Interim Injunction – Memorandum of Understanding for sale of majority shareholding – Whether agreement illegal in that it contravenes section 5 of Broadcasting Act- Whether agreement is subject to contract – Whether part-performance – Whether Damages an adequate remedy – Whether undertaking as to damages adequately supported – Whether overall justice of the case supports grant of injunction – Whether status quo to be maintained until trial.

Mystic Mountain Limited (In Receivership and Bankruptcy) v Baghaloo, Wilfred (Receiver manager and former bankruptcy trustee) of Mystic Mountain Limited, in Receiver and Bankruptcy)

Insolvency Act - Claim by Trustee for fees and related matters - Application by Creditors or Inspectors representing creditors to intervene - Preliminary Application to remove Trustee - Creditors’ claims conditionally admitted - Whether Trustee obliged to follow directions of Committee of Inspectors - Whether Inspectors represent majority of Inspectors - Whether meeting of creditors lawfully constituted - Observations on the duty of the Trustee.

Premium Produce Export Limited v Johnson, Lynford George

Lease - Proprietary Estoppel -Tennant constructed permanent structures - Whether lessor obligated to compensate tenant upon termination of the lease - Whether lessee has an equitable interest in the land - Meaning and effect of “tenant’s fixtures”- Whether lessor’s conduct and representations created equitable interest.

Persichilli, Benedetto v Taddeo, Leo and New Era Homes 2000 Limited

Settlement Agreement – Consent Order – Agreed expert required to do several valuations - Whether valuations can be set aside - Whether new expert to be appointed - Whether fraud or collusion alleged or proved - Whether failure to follow material instructions alleged or proved - Whether error or negligence a sufficient basis to set aside valuation unilaterally - Admissibility of expert evidence- Rules 32.12 and 32.13 (2) (a) – Whether an expert’s failure to comply with procedural requirements necessarily renders reports inadmissible in evidence.

Bonus Car Rental and Services Limited v Dunn, Ian

Contempt of Court – Breach of order to return items - Party in breach acting on
advice of attorney-at-law - Whether a defence - Whether a mitigating factor - Purpose
of sanction for “civil” contempt - Appropriate fine - Observations on applicability of
authorities from other jurisdictions.

Kennedy, Cecile v Liguanea Preparatory School Trust Limited

Injunction – Agreement to construct and operate nursery school - Termination of agreement - Whether compensation payable - Whether Defendant entitled to possession - Whether agreement provides for Arbitration - Whether real prospect of success in claim to have arbitrator appointed - Whether damages an adequate remedy - Balance of convenience

Karibukai Limitedv v Sky High Holdings Limited (as purported fondholder and as purported agent of the bondholder's trustee the JCSD Trustee Services Limited) v Mystic Mountain Limited (In Receivership and Bankruptcy)

Insolvency - Receivership – Receiver appointed under Debenture- Application for injunction to prevent Receiver exercising power of sale - Whether serious issue to be tried- Adequacy of damages - Balance of convenience – Section 79 Insolvency Act and section 46(2) Security Interest in Personal Property Act - Whether Receiver acted in good faith - Whether best price reasonably obtainable - Whether court has jurisdiction to make supervisory order in relation to the power of sale.

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