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.

2015

Pine, Miguel v Commissioner of Police

Judicial Review – Application for leave to apply for Judicial Review – Breach of Natural Justice – Fair Hearing – Remedies – Mandamus – Reinstatement of Probationary Officer – Usurpation of Statutory Authority – Sparing exercise of Court’s discretion to reinstate – Conflict of evidence between Parties - Public interest element – Mandamus imposed where there is a clear duty and not mere discretion – Promptness of Application for leave – Delay – Whether there is a good reason for Delay – Arguable ground with a Real Prospect of Success.

Dunkley, Carlton v Chen, Jeremy and Chen, Lisa

Breach of Contract – Oral Agreement for sale and purchase of Motorcar – Recovery of sum due and owing – Interest at Commercial Bank Rate - Beneficial and Legal owner - Counterclaim – Failure of Consideration – Rental Arrears – Insufficient evidence – No receipt of payment - No date of payment – Substantial deprivation of Benefits – Least difficulty or embarrassment caused by burden – Proof of positive proposition preferred than negative proposition – Judgment for the Claimant.

Griffiths-Brown, Corrine v Brown, Conrad James

Division of Property – Whether subject property was family home whether subject property was a gift to the Defendant – whether Claimant made contributions to improvement of family home – whether Claimant entitled to beneficial interest therein – Proprietary Estoppel – whether Claimant entitled to interest in animals: Property (Rights of Spouses) Act 2004 Sections 6, 7, 2 and 13

Television Jamaica Limited v CVM Televison Jamaica Limited

Injunction - Copyright – Sections 53 and 54 of Copyright Act – Whether Defendants use of copyrighted material is lawful – Whether Fair Dealing exception applies – Interlocutory Injunction – Test where Interim Injunction gives entire remedy.

Riley, Roydel v Burke, Ephraim; Lawrence, Julius et al

Application to Set Aside or Vary Order Granting Permission for Filing Ancillary Claim – Whether Appropriate Application – Whether Applicants Should Have Filed Appeal against Order – Whether Ancillary Claim Appropriate Based on the Grounds Stated – Provision in Policy of Insurance for Arbitration – Whether Ancillary Claim Should Await Outcome of Arbitration of Issues – Subrogation – Alleged Negligence of Attorney-at-law.

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