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


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. Sonia Bertram-Linton

Wint, Hope; Gayle, Samantha et al v Kingston & St. Andrew Municipal Corporation and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority et al

Judicial Review – Whether the relevant authorities acted ultra vires - Statutory Interpretation – Legitimate Expectation – Town and Country Planning Act – Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act – 1966 Town and Country Planning (Kingston) Development Order – Town and Country Planning (Kingston and Saint Andrew and Pedro Cays) Provisional Development Order, 2017

Business Ventures & Solutions Inc. v Tharpe, Anthony

Interim injunction - Factors to consider in granting an interim injunction - Whether there is a serious issue to be tried - Whether damages are adequate -Balance of convenience - Civil Procedure Rules - Section 49 (h) of the Judicature (Supreme Court) Act

Murray, Carlton W. S. v Proprietors's Strata Corporation Plan No. 272

Bill of costs- Disputed Attorney’s fees - Whether Attorney’s bill of costs was excessive and inequitable - Whether the Court has jurisdiction to refer the Bill of Costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court for Taxation - Whether Defendant can charge Claimant maintenance for property in their possession by Order of the Court.

Virgo, Dale and ZV v Board of Management of Kensington Primary School, Minister of Education, Attorney General of Jamaica and Office of the Childrens Advocate

Constitutional law –– Freedom of expression – Freedom of religion – Equality
before the law – Right of every child to such measures of protection as are required
by virtue of the status of being a minor as part of the family – Right of a child to
publicly funded tuition in a public educational institution at the pre-primary and
primary levels – Equitable and humane treatment – Respect for and protection of
private and family life and privacy of the Home – Freedom from discrimination –

James, Dalkeith v Grown, Margaret and Scott, Errol

Personal Injury - Negligence - Accident between cyclist and motorist - Claimant hit from behind - Assessment of damages - Quantum of damages - Pain and suffering - Permanent partial disability - Medical expenses - Future medical care - Consequential loss - Loss of earnings

McBean, Arleen v Gordon, Sheldon; Rowe, Patrae et al

Application for Interim Injunction – Factors to be considered in granting Interim Injunction- Constabulary Force Act – Jamaica Police Federation – Whether a final hearing of a dispute is unlikely to occur because the grant or refusal of an injunction would virtually bring the dispute to an end – Whether damages are an adequate remedy – American Cyanamid plus test – The effect of the absence of an undertaking in damages – Where would the greater risk of injustice lie.

Samuels, Raymond v Chevron Caribbean SRL

Contract -  Breach of Contract – Section 2 (1)(a) and (b) Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payments) Regulations 1974 – Calculation of Redundancy Payment – What is considered Normal Wages – Implied contractual terms

Taylor, Blandford v Jeffers, Marie

Estoppel - Elements of Proprietary Estoppel – Evaluation of Credibility – How to treat with issues of fact in estoppel – Family Dispute as to beneficial ownership of land – Claimant’s entitlement to property based on contribution.

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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028