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.

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