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

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

The Hon. Mr. Justice David Batts

J Wray & Nephew Limited v Levy, Jami (trading as Sweet & Juicy Restaurant)

Recovery of possession – Fixed date claim – Application to strike out claim – Whether reasonable grounds for bringing claim disclosed - Commercial tenancy - Two notices to quit, one for one year the other 45 days - Premises required to be sold - Whether that is use for a business or professional purpose - Whether section 25 requirements of the Rent Restriction Act satisfied.

JEBMED S.R.L. v Capitalease S.P.A. Owneres of M/V Trading Fabrizia et al

Admiralty – Ship arrested and ordered, sold – Application to vary Order – Whether under liberty to apply – Rule 26.17 – Whether Change in Circumstance Whether mortgagee to be put in possession – Whether effect of variation is to end arrest and sale by bailiff – Whether order interlocutory or final.

Plummer, Phenee Anthony; Fraser, Sean and Denbigh Farms Ltd. v Plummer, John Glen and Plummer, Brian

Companies Act - Sections 174,193, 213 and 213A - Mining lease granted to 1st Defendant’s son - Duty of director – Whether breach of trust - Whether implicit agreement to permit 1st Defendant to make such a decision - Whether 1st Defendant as managing director acted lawfully - Whether duty to disclose - Whether secret profit – Expert report admitted by consent - Whether Defendants entitled to challenge the expert’s methods and findings – Remedies - Measure of damages.

Graham, Caliston v Coast to Coast Quarries Limited, Coast to Coast Concrete Company Limited et al

Company Law – Minority shareholder – Section 213A Companies Act – Civil Practice and Procedure – Rule 15.2 – Defendant’s application for Summary Judgment – Whether Defendant can obtain Summary Judgment against itself – Whether Claimant entitled to a trial – Whether trial of preliminary issue is appropriate - Anton Pillar order improperly executed – Mareva injunction- Whether orders to be set aside – Whether an order for interim payment should be made – Whether interim receiver should be appointed.

Pinnock, Fritz and Reid, Ruel v Financial Investigations Division

Judicial Review – Renewed application for leave – Whether Respondent has power to arrest and charge - Whether “designated “ constable under FIDA has power to arrest and charge- Whether Informations void - Whether alternate remedy available in the parish court – Whether Fiat to prosecute should be set aside - Costs.

Tomlinson, Maurice v Davis, Mayor Homer

Constitutional law - Judicial Review - Decision to terminate licence - Whether municipal authority correctly terminated a licence to use premises - Whether interim injunction to be granted - Freedom of expression.

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