Vision 

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

Mission

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

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Sonya Wint-Blair

Daniel, Marylyn and John Daniel v Grant, Webster and Raymond Grant

Application to set aside default judgment - Default Judgment entered at inter
partes hearing binding on parties - Whether five-month constitutes delay – Issues raised on application not reviewable by Judge of concurrent jurisdiction - Rules 1.1,13.3, 42.2, Civil Procedure Rules, 2002

Brown, Kent v Firearm Licensing Authority

Judicial Review - Failure to issue Firearm dealers’ licence - Gunsmith’s licence &
Firearm range licence - Legitimate Expectation - Duty of decision maker to give
notification of its decision - Firearms Act, 1967 - Interpretation Act, 1968 - Civil
Procedure Rules, 2002 Rule 29.1(1), Rule 29.1(2), Rule 30.3

Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency and Clifford Barrett v The Attorney General of Jamaica, Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited

Constitutional law – Standing to commence constitutional claim – Whether company has locus standi to commence a claim for constitutional redress under section 19(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in its own right - Whether a company can claim environmental rights under the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms - Right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment free from the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and degradation of the ecological heritage - Right to protection from degrading treatment

Montique, Hartford v Firearm Licensing Authority

Application for leave to apply for judicial review - Seizure of firearm pending investigation into criminal charges - Whether seizure is in contravention of the Firearms (Prohibition, Restriction and Regulation) Act 2022 or Firearms Act, 1967 - Delay as a bar - Alternate remedy provided in stature - Firearms Act, 1967 applied.

Davidson, Damion v The Commissioner of Police

Judicial Review - Re-enlistment of police officer – Officer fails to respond to
notice of non-recommendation before period of enlistment expires – Officer
removed from Force – Officer not considered dismissed – Reinstatement not
Application re-enlistment – Legitimate expectations – Jamaica Constabulary
Force Act, Police Services Regulations, – Book of Rules for the Guidance and
General Direction of the Jamaica Constabulary Force

Demercado, Wayne v The Firearm Licensing Authority, The Review Board and the Minister of National Security

Judicial Review - Revocation of Firearm User’s Licence - Failure to conduct hearing by Review Board and Minister – Should the Review Board provide detailed reasons to further an appeal – Role of Review Board – Role of Minister - Decision of Minister made without reasons - Whether delay is breach of natural justice – Statutory Interpretation – Firearms Act, 1967, Firearms(Appeals to Minister) Regulations

Hylton, Denise v Thompson, Peter

Judicial review - Application to strike out -  Misjoinder of respondent - Application for leave to apply for judicial review.

Lloyd, Gary v Dacosta, Richard and Jamaica Defence Force

Judicial review – Military law – Jurisdiction of court – Discharge from military – Whether claim justiciable – Breach of natural justice – Defence Act - The Defence (Regular Force Enlistment and Service) Regulations, 1962 – Force Standing Orders

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