Please note that as of September 16, 2021, applications for restrictive covenants will be heard on Tuesdays only.


The Hon. Mr. Justice Kissock Laing

Flowers, George v The Director of Public Prosecutions for and on behalf of the Government of Canada, The Commissioner of Correctional Services and the Attorney General of Jamaica

Extradition – Writ of habeas corpus –Meaning of ‘Extradition Offence’ – Principle of dual criminality - Whether conduct test or offence test to be applied – Whether the transmission of HIV virus is capable of amounting to a crime in Jamaica – whether putting an individual at risk of HIV is capable of amounting to a crime in Jamaica – Infliction of grievous bodily harm – sections 20 and 22 of the Offences Against the Persons Act – sections 5, 6, 10, 11 of Extradition Act – Aggravated Sexual Assault contrary to section 273 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Wallace, Matthew v Kettle, Mark Anthony

Negligence - Motor vehicle collision - Claimant switching lanes when unsafe to do so - Defendant failing to brake - Contributory negligence - Assessment of damages - General damages for whiplash injury

Tomlinson Maurice Arnold v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Administrative Law - Application to be heard – Factors to be considered - Whether applicants having sufficient interest – Effect of possible prejudice to Claimant - Extent of participation to be permitted - Whether intervention of Public Defender’s supported by statutory remit.

Walker, Rennon v Clunis, Leon and the Attorney General

Malicious Prosecution – Police Officer – Evidence in witness statement of reasonable and probable cause in respect of an offence – Alternative offence charged on instructions of Director of Public Prosecution – Effect of instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Kelly-Lasisi, Allicent v Lasisi, Jimoh

Matrimonial Property – Parties separated - Family home - Marriage of short duration – Family home acquired before marriage by one spouse in the name of that spouse only - Variation of equal share rule - Factors to be considered- The Property (Rights of Spouses) Act



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