Vision 

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

Mission

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

2011

Chin, Fitzroy v Jamalco Clarendon Alumminium Works Limited et al

Negligence – Construction of dyke as foundation for a railway line – Dyke having provision for a

river to pass under the line through culverts – Unusually heavy rainfall – Flooding of lands upstream

from the dyke – Whether culverts inadequate - Whether owner of dyke negligent

Chang, Diedre v Chang Leslie

Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – application made out of time – extension of time granted – leave to apply not granted – jurisdiction – effect of Brown v Brown – validity of the fixed date claim form filed before leave granted – effect of Allen v Mesquita.

Century National Bank LTD and Century National Merchant Bank Trust Co. LTD and Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation INC v Windsor Commercial Land Company LTD et al

Civil Procedure – Application to substitute claimant – Assets of original claimant

acquired by applicant – Applicant has since transferred the interest which it

acquired - Counterclaim existing against original claimant – Counterclaiming

defendant not interested in pursuing the counterclaim against original claimant or

applicant - Whether applicant ought to be substituted – Whether original claimant

Blake, Zephaniah and Blake, Inez v Hunt, Almando, Hunt, Hazel et al

Land – Boundary Fence – Fence not placed along the registered boundary – Dispute as to

the length of time that fence in place – Whether acquiescence as to location - Whether

sufficient time had elapsed for fence to be declared the boundary – Whether possessory

title secured as a result of incorrect placement – Limitation of Actions Act ss. 3 and 45

Carol Stewart v Lauriston Stewart

Division of Family Home -Property (Rights of Spouses) Act –

Time within which to Apply under the Act – Retrospective nature of Act

Limitation of Actions

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028