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.

2013

The Police Federation and Watson, Merrick et al v The Commissioner of the Independent commission of Investigations and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitutionality of legislation – Whether section 20 of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act is unconstitutional – Effect of section 20 conferring on the Commissioner and investigative staff of INDECOM, in the exercise of their duty, like powers, authorities and privileges as are given by law to a constable – Whether INDECOM’s officers have the powers of arrest and charge – Whether INDECOM’s officers having such powers would undermine the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Edwards, Odane v The Attorney General

Assessment of Damages – Claimant unlawfully shot and detained by police – Bullet fragments lodged in claimant’s head – Whether in addition to damages for assault and battery claimant entitled to aggravated, exemplary and vindicatory damages.

Halliwell, David v Manchester High School and the Education Act and Regulations

Judicial Review – Head of Department demoted – Whether notice of charge given – Whether decision perverse – Whether hearing unfair due to presence of principal – Whether decision ultra vies the Education Act and Regulations – Whether punishment unreasonable and unlawful - Whether issue prejudged by committee.

Griffiths, Brenda v Campbell. Glen

Personal injury - Damages  – Motor vehicle accident - Credibility of witnesses - Claimant presenting a nuisance and obstruction to the roadway - Contributory Negligence - Road code.

Gorstew Limited and Stewart, Gordon v The Contractual General

Application for leave to apply for judicial review — Whether Contractor - General acted ultra vires in seeking to investigate divestment — Application for Orders of Prohibition and Certiorari and for Declarations — Whether grant of leave to operate as a stay of proceedings — If stay inappropriate should interim injunction be granted.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028