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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

Simmonds, Kevin v The Minister of Labour and Social Security and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Judicial Review - Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act (LRIDA)- Sections 2, 11 A (1), 12 (5) (c) - Employment terminated by reason of redundancy - Intervention of Minister of Labour and Social Security under the LRIDA sought after acceptance of redundancy package and filling of post the subject of the dispute - Whether the Minister acted ultra vires the Act in deciding not to refer the dispute to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal - Whether a Minister may properly consider the issue of waiver of the rights at sections 12 (5) (c) of the LRIDA in determining whether or not to exercise t

Allen, Ceon v Johnson, Percival and The Attorney General of Jamaica

False Imprisonment – Malicious Prosecution – Whether reasonable and probable cause to prosecute exists – Whether failure to properly investigate indicates malice – Whether initial arrest unlawful- Whether detention unduly lengthy – Aggravated Damages – Exemplary Damages – Sections 3(2), 4(a) of the Bail Act and the Second Schedule to the Bail Act – Sections 13, 15, 18 and 33 of the Constabulary Force Act

Regina v Williams, George

Offence of Murder - Sections 9 and 24 of the Mental Health Act - Incarceration of
mentally ill accused without trial - Nolle Prosequi - Principles of Problem Solving
Justice

Regina v Beckford, Randy and Reid, Kidani

Sentencing after trial - Offence of Knowingly Possessing Identity Information - Section 10(1) of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013

Smith, Louis v Director of Public Prosecutions and Parish Court Judge for the Parish of Saint James Sandra Wong-Small

Judicial review – Application for leave to apply for judicial review – The threshold test – Whether the applicant has an arguable ground with a realistic prospect of success – Applicant charged with offences under repealed statute – Whether the charges laid against the applicant are null and void and of no effect – Whether the Full Court is the proper forum having regard to all the circumstances of the case – Whether there is an alternative remedy available to the applicant – The Money Laundering Act, section 3(1)(c), The Interpretation Act, section 25(2), The Proceeds of Crime Act, section

Thorpe, Marva v McPherson, Curtis

Will - Validity - Fraud - Burden and standard of proof - Whether testator possessed testamentary capacity at the time of execution of Will - Whether signature on Will was that of the testator - Whether grant of probate should be revoked.

 

Regina v Taylor, Dwayne

Sentencing after trial- Section 20 1(b) of the Firearms Act- Illegal possession of firearm- Illegal possession of ammunition

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