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


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

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Sarah Thompson-James

Hylton, Howard George v Hylton, Natalie Antoinette

Family Law - Divorce - Application for Decree Absolute - Issues relating to custody of relevant child unsettled - Whether Decree Absolute should be granted - Matrimonial Causes Act Section 27 - Civil Procedure Rule 76.12, 76.14

Silvest, Casilda v Brown, Leo

Expert evidence - Doctor appointed expert witness - Impartiality of expert witness - Admissibility of medical reports - Whether comments made by doctor in medical reports render the reports inadmissible - Part 32 Civil Procedure Rules 2002

Gorstew Limited and Stewart, Gordon v The Contractor General

Claim for judicial review — Whether Contractor-General acted ultra vires Contractor General’s Act in seeking to investigate sale of land — Whether Requisition empowered Contractor-General to investigate prior agreements for the supply of goods and services, disputes in relation thereto and their resolution which led to the sale of land — Effect of non/late disclosure in judicial review proceedings.

Burke Scott, Joyce and Burke, Jennifer v Whittaker, Denise and Burke, LLoyd et al

Real Property - Division of Property- Tenants in Common – Whether parties whose names appear on title hold beneficial interests in property - Whether Defendants hold property on trust for the Claimants – Whether Court finds beneficial interests different from legal interests - Whether Ancillary Defendants committed trespass, nuisance and assault against Ancillary Claimants – Whether co-owner of property can sue other co-owner for trespass - vicarious liability – whether agency

Froome, Nevilline v Froome, Orville

Family Law - Division of property - Matrimonial property - Family home - Other property - Property (Rights of Spouses) Act - Sections 4, 6, 14 and 15



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