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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 Stephane Jackson-Haisley

Davis-Brown;, Lorna and Basil Brown v Davis, Nicole Simone et al

Application for extension of time to file defence - Application for default judgment to be entered - Rules10.3(9), 12.1, 12.5 and 13.4, 26.1(2) (c) of the Civil Procedure Rules - Lengthy and inordinate delay - No good reason provided - Good and arguable defence

Tarawali, Matthew v Caribbean Cement Company Limited

Whether the Claimant is entitled to payment of sums due and owing under the Defendant’s Pension Scheme - Limitation of Actions Act - Whether Claim is statute barred - Whether the Claimant is entitled to Damages for Fraud

Coral Cove Management Limited v Croskery, Hugh Maybury and Sara Meany (Nee Croskery) et al

Application for interim injunction pursuant to section  49(h) Judicature (Supreme Court) Act – rule 17.1(a), 17.1(4) and 17.2 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 – Whether right of first refusal gives the applicant an equitable interest in property - Whether there is a serious issue to be tried - Whether damages an adequate remedy – Balance of convenience - Whether injunction is mandatory or prohibitory - Likely prejudice - Preservation of status quo

Skyrock Capital Limited v Lawrence, Minett and Lowell Lawrence

Breach of contract - Promissory note - Section 35,36 and 50 of the Stamp Duty Act - Whether sums advanced amount to a loan or deposit on acquisition of shares in company - Whether promissory -  Note valid and enforceable -  Whether equitable mortgage created.

Evanko, Susan (Executrix of the Estate of Stephan Jurik) v Yetman, Dasa and Zusanna Brechova Soucek et al

Application for removal of Executrix - Duties of an Executrix - Fiduciary duties of Executrix Section 7 of the Trustees Attorneys and Executors (Accounts and General) Act - Section 2 of the Mental Health Act - whether Executrix liable for self-dealing - Whether Executrix mismanaged the affairs of the Estate - Failure to keep proper accounts - Whether beneficiary has capacity to sell his interest in the Estate - Undue influence

Nelson, O'Neil v Wilwood Adams

Breach of Contract - Whether there is a valid contract - Whether contract void for consideration - Whether principle of promissory estoppel applicable

Supreme Ventures Limited v Prime Sports (Jamaica) Limited and Fair Trading Commission

Appeal against the findings of the Fair Trading Commission - Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court - Sections 7, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 49 of the Fair Competition Act - Part 60 Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 - Anti-competitive practices - Whether hearing should have been held- whether sufficient opportunity to be heard afforded - Whether an expressed promise or policy establishes a legitimate expectation - Whether there is a breach of procedural fairness

J Wray & Nephew Limited v Restaurant Associates Limited

Application for amendments to Claim Form after Case Management Conference –Whether the amendments constitute a new cause of action- whether application to amend should extend to new provisions regarding interest rate – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 Rule 20.4 (2) and 1.1, The Limitation of Actions Act – Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

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