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.

2017

Peart, Roxanne v Thomas, Shameer and O'Connor, Brenda et al

Negligence – Claimant stabbed in eye with pencil – Loss of vision in left eye – Cause of action pleaded in Negligence – Whether statement of case discloses negligence or assault against one Defendant – Section 48 of the Judicature (Supreme Court Act) – Rule 8 of the Civil Procedure Rules
Damages – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Quantum of damages

Dystant, Monica v Proprietors Strata Plan #788

Application for relief from sanctions  - Distinction between application to set aside default judgment and application for relief from sanctions – Whether judge of concurrent jurisdiction can set aside judgment of another – Whether slip rule applies to error made by judge. 

Gayle, Lennox v Regina

Criminal Law- Constabulary force Act - Assault - Resisting arrest- Whether arrest lawful - Whether duty to give name - Noise Abatement Act -Whether reasonable cause to suspect.

Davis, Errol et al v Barrett-Davis, Naomi

Probate – Will – Validity – Whether testator possessed testamentary capacity at the time of execution of will – Whether signature on will was that of the testator – Whether testator was acting under duress when he executed last will and testament – Whether grant of probate to be revoked.

Barnett, Keino v Byfield, Roland and Clarke, Tyrone

Negligence – Motor vehicle collision – Light controlled intersection – Defendant making right turn across highway – Amber light – Meaning – Road Traffic Regulations – Evidence – Admissibility of result of a criminal trial – Contributory negligence – Damages – Fractured legs – Re-fracture – Whether second injury remote – Domestic help paid for by another – Whether recoverable by Claimant – Mitigation – Whether defendant to plead – Ancillary Claim – Whether injuries to be particularised.

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