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 David Batts

General Accident Insurance Company Limited v Johnson, Michael

Trial in Chambers — No dispute of facts — Performance Bond — Defendant not a
party to the Performance Bond — Defendant provided title to land as security for
the Performance Bond — Whether deposit of title created equitable mortgage.

Cable and Wireless Jamaica Limited v Sretlaw Media Company Limited

Application for summary judgment  - Contract - Flow Super Cup - Claim and
counterclaim - Defence that amounts collected were spent for the claimant’s
benefit - Whether real prospect of success - Counterclaim reliant on an oral
agreement - Whether real prospect of success.

Chung, Patrick v The Attorney General of Jamaica and the Director of Public Prosecutions

Constitutional law – Right to fair trial within a reasonable time – Period before charge 27 years – Period after charge 7 years – Incest – Indecent Assault – Whether delay breached right to hearing within a reasonable time – Whether right to fair hearing breached or is likely to be breached – Whether stay of proceedings the appropriate relief – Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act – Section 16.

Cable and Wireless Jamaica Limited v Abrahams, Eric Jason

Company Law – Section 206 of the Companies Act - Scheme of Arrangement- Duty of court - Whether the Scheme of Arrangement is fair –Whether meeting to consider scheme properly constituted – Whether class or interest of shareholders relevant - Pending application to bring derivative action - Whether court should sanction the Scheme of Arrangement- Whether application to approve scheme should be stayed until after application for permission to bring derivative action is heard-Whether attorney who filed affidavit should appear as counsel.

JOSA Investments Limited v Promotions and Print Essentials Limited

Application to Strike out Claim –Arbitration - Section 12 (2) Arbitration Act (1900) – Construction of Contract – Mitigation of Damages – Whether misconduct - Whether error of law on face of the record – Court’s inherent jurisdiction – Whether reasonable ground to bring claim.



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