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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

Gayle, Shakeria Asakie v Gayle, Rouel Honore

Maintenance of spouse – Application for interim maintenance order to be cancelled – Applicant unemployed and earning power limited – Exercise of discretion of court – Application for relief from sanctions

Clarke, Oscar v Attorney General of Jamaica

Claim for damages for negligence/employer’s liability – Attack on armed police officer at a police station by member of the public who was a visitor to the police station compound – Duty of care owed by occupier of police station compound to person working within that compound – Duty of care owed by government to persons working on and visiting that compound – Res Ipsa Loquitur – failure of defendant to do anything other than put claimant to proof of his case – Failure of defendant to lead any evidence or to challenge the claimant’s case in any significant way during cross – Examin

Campbell, Mary v Consolidated Caribbean Investments Limited

 Defendant’s application for summary judgment – Realistic prospect of success – Plea of Non Est Factum – Carelessness – No independent legal advice – Claimant allegedly semi-literate – Undue influence – Trust and confidence – Abuse of influence – Whether mortgage deed was of a fundamentally different character in terms of payment schedule and interest rate

Thompson, Delroy v Attorney General and Taylor, Detective Douglas

False imprisonment – Malicious prosecution – Whether claim against crown must be pursued against attorney general only – Defendant entitled to damages for false imprisonment only for the period of time held in custody before having been arraigned/brought before a court – Elements required to be proven in claim for damages for false imprisonment – Elements required to be proven in claim for damages for malicious prosecution – Proof of malice or absence of reasonable and probable cause for prosecution of claimant – Lack of reasonable and probable cause for arrest is not to be equated with lac

Lunan, Ian v Sudine, Rohan

Tenancy agreement – Periodic tenancy – Notice to quit – Re – entry by landlord onto leased premises – Failure of tenant to end occupation of leased premises – Claim for damages for breach of contract and damages for lost opportunity – whether there was a breach of contract by the parties – Failure by claimant to comply with terms of lease – Failure by defendant to comply with terms of lease – Proof of special damages

Whitter, Slidie Basil Joseph

Caution – Testator who suffered from defective eyesight or is blind - Attesting witnesses’ evidence – Burden of proof – Presumption of due execution of will – Need to prove that testator knew and approved of contents of will

Francis, Kern v Depass, Peter; Francis, Kern and Williams, Monique

Negligence - Traffic accident - Two vehicles approaching separate sstop signs at separate intersections - Claim for damages for negligence - Ancillary claim for damages for negligence - Duty of driver when vehicle being driven by that driver has right of way - Countercliam and ancillary claim - Whether countercliam and ancillary claim should both be comprised in a single Court document. 

Cammock-Gayle, Melody v Urquhart, Heather

Application for summary judgment - Registration (Strata Titles) Act - Whether claim should have been instituted against strata corporation rather than the 1st. defendant - Legal approach to be adopted by court in respect of summary judgment applications - Whether strata plan was a duly regsitered strata corporation.

 

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