LIVE STREAM: Swearing-in Ceremony for the President of The Court of Appeal


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

The Hon. Mrs. Icolin M. Reid (Ag.)

Francis, Jermaine v Barnes, Barrington

Assessment of damages -  Multiple deep lacerations - Multiple fractures to the
right upper and right lower limbs – Superficial peroneal nerve injury – 23% upper
extremity impairment – 8% lower extremity impairment - 31% whole person

Addiman, Nathan and Wiggan, Ryan v Gardener, Uriah

Expert Witness - Rule 32.2 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) – Case Management Powers - Parts 25 and 26 of the CPR - Application for Stay of Proceedings pending examination by an expert - Whether the Applicants’ request is reasonable - Whether the Respondent’s refusal is unreasonable – The risk of prejudice to either party should the stay be granted or refused

Douglas, Steve v Armstrong, Patricia

Application to set aside default judgment – Rules 13.2 and 13.3 of the Civil Procedure Rules 2002 (CPR) – The effect of a failure to comply with rules 30.2 and 30.5(1) of the CPR – Whether to set aside the default judgment and order a trial with the counterclaim.

Clarke, Hector v Premier Wast Management Limited, Black, Nathaniel and Garbage Disposal & Sanitation Systems Limited

Application to extend time to file witness statement – Relief from sanctions pursuant to rule 26.8 of the Civil Procedure Rules 2002 (CPR) – Whether an attorney-at-law ought properly to file her own affidavit in support of an application for relief from sanction – Whether because of failure to comply with rule 26.8(2) of the CPR the court is obliged to refuse to grant relief.


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