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

Brooks, Cosmo v Hendricks, Hugh

Contract – Sale of Land – Specific Performance – Whether contract enforceable – whether occupation prior to completion unlawful – whether contract valid

Walker, Danville v The Contractor General

Judicial review - Renewal of application - Test for leave to apply for judicial review  -  Delay in applying for judicial review  - Whether remedy would be granted even if application for leave to apply judicial review granted - Whether criminal process provides adequate means of redress - Whether applicant should be granted if criminal process provides adequate remedy - Contractor General Act - Sections 4, 15, 18, 29 of the Act - Parts 26, 56 and 73 of Civil Procedure Rules - Whether application in time - Whether court has power to extend time to renew application.

 

Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited v Stephenson, Carl and Stephenson, Ileen

Application to strike out pursuant to Civil Procedure Rules – Distinction between "new proceedings" and "old proceedings" – Rule 73.3(1) of New CPR Rules – Old proceedings not within Hilary Term within Non-Hilary Term – Case Management Conference – Whether default judgment automatically struck out for failure to comply with Rule – Whether judgment enforceable

Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, National Workers Union, Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (‘The Unions’) v The Industrial Disputes Tribunal et al

Judicial Review – Error of law – Whether error of law need be ‘on face of record’ – Inferior tribunal and presumption of regularity – Failure of majority members of inferior tribunal to provide fulsome reasons for award made – Interpretation of contractual agreement – Parties’ discussions during contractual negotiations – Parties’ expressions of understanding of draft agreement as expressed during contractual negotiations – Parties’ expressions of respective interpretations of contractual agreement after agreement reached – Implied terms – Reference to custom and practice in interpretation

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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028