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 Evan Brown

Lauder, Nicola and Jones, Lydia v Brady, Everett

Contract – Building contract – Contract to erect and install roof – Roof not erected according to the specifications and drawings – Whether work done in workmanlike manner – Roof not fit for the purpose required – Building unfit for human habitation - Measure of damages.

Hugh Sam, Suzette Ann Marie v Hugh Sam, Quentin Chong

Maintenance – spousal maintenance; application made before grant of decree nisi; whether final maintenance order can be made; lump sum and periodic payment orders; Matrimonial Causes Act SS.20 and 22; Maintenance Act SS.5 and 14(4).

Watson, Nathan v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Negligence – Collision at intersection controlled by traffic signals – Whether defendant liable – Assessment of cost of caregiver – National Minimum Wage used as a guide to estimate cost of care to accident victim – Minimum Wage Act S.3 – Interpretation Act S.21

Lambie, Basil Louis Hugh (Also known as Louis Lambie and Levy, Hugh (Representative of the Estate of Leroy Lambie, deceased) v Lambie, Marva (Administrator Ad Litem for the Estate of Max Lambie, deceased) et al

Administration of estate – Probate – Interpretation of Will – Doctrine of lapse - Exhibition of inventory and accounts – Delay and the duty to account - Revocation of Probate – Chain of representation - Grant de bonis non – Wills Act – Trustee Act – Limitation of Actions Act 5.28

Virgo, Amos v Nam, Steve

Practice and procedure - Application for summary judgment - Rule in Hollington v Hewthorn - Admissibility of please of guilty in criminal case - Whether defendant should be allowed to explain plea in civil trial.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028