Vision 

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

Mission

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

The Hon. Mr. Justice Kirk Anderson

Taylor, Robert v Captain's Watersports Limited

Application for summary judgment - The Principles to be considered upon an application for summary judgment - Contractual agreement excluding liability for negligence - Whether the Consumer Protection Act applies - Section 37 of the Consumer Protection Act - Whether the claim was properly instituted - Application for security for costs - Consideration of the Court in respect of an application for security for costs.

Boothe, Wayne and Boothe, Denise v Digicel (Jamaica Ltd.)

Claim for damages for breach of contractual agreement related to use and occupation of property and for defamation - Lease agreement - Breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment - Ancillary claim - Credibility of witnesses - Whether alleged defamaory words were said and whether those words are defamatory.

Johnson, Sephlene Anne v Johnson, Clarence George

Civil procedure - Notice of application of court orders - Whether judge of concurrent jurisdiction can vary an earlier court order made by that same court, if so, in what circumstances - Consent order - Whether claim is 'res judicata'.

 

Mais, John Reginald v Administrator General of Jamaica

Judicial review - Substantial change of circumstances case after leave to apply granted - Whether new application for leave to apply needs to be filed - Whether claimant's statement of case can be amended with the leave of the court, specifying new grounds for judicial review - Application for specific disclosure - Variation of earlier court order made by a judge of concurrent jurisdiction - Extension of time to apply for leave - Judicial review procedure.

Williams, Nadine v Francis, Rachel; Waysome, Leemon et al

Application for order requiring 1st defendant to provide information previously requested – Whether such an order should be made – Whether such an order is necessary in order to dispose fairly of the claim or to save costs - Application for order requiring the claimant to give security for costs – Interests of justice – Other pertinent considerations – Averments as to claimant ordinarily residing out of this jurisdiction – Averments as to claimant not being known to the 1st defendant’s attorney as having assets within this jurisdiction – Weight of some of the averments made – Whether applic

Cobourne, Glen v Coubourne, Marlene

Claim for marital property – Adverse possession – Owners of property own same as tenants-in-common – Whether claimant had possessed property in circumstances excluding the defendant from possession – Presumption of possession in favour of both title holders – Application for an extension of time under Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Factors to be considered by court upon application for an extension of time to apply to court for division of property.

Nish, Derron v The Commissioner of Police

Judicial review – Reviewing the hearing process of an inferior tribunal – Duty to act fairly – What is fairness – Nature of duty to particularize grounds of claim – Certiorari – Legitimate expectation – Natural justice.

VIP Home for the Aged Limited v Pryce, Maxine

 

Judgment entered in default of acknowledgement of service – Application to set aside default judgment – Whether application to set aside default judgment was filed as soon as was reasonably practicable – Failure of defendant to challenge ex parte order for service out of the jurisdiction – Mere exhibiting of draft defence and reference to the contents thereof by an attorney, is inadequate – Disputed facts.

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