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

Lawrence, Michael v Bell, Leon; Smith, Vaughn and Clarke, James

Negligence - Motor vehicular accident – Disabled vehicle – Collision with the back of a stationary truck – Claimant injured while being a passenger in the bus– Whether the driver of the bus or the owner of the truck breached their duty of care owed to the claimant – The Road Traffic Act – Island Traffic Authority Road Code 1987 – Assessment of damages

Knight, Marjorie v Hume, Lancelot

Property law – Contract - Breach of contract - Contract for the sale of undeveloped land - Purchaser put in possession - Land improved - Specific performance - Whether claim statute-barred - Limitation of Actions Act ss. 3,25, 27, 28 & 30 - Local Improvements Act ss. 5 & 13.

The Assets Recovery Agency v Dunbar, Robert Sylvester and Dunbar, Christina

Forfeiture of Assets – Application for Interim Order – Claim filed twice with same number - Whether service of second filed claim valid - Affidavit pre-dates claim and application which were served - Whether valid - Delay in making application - Application inter partes - Whether honest belief reasonably held that Defendants likely to dissipate assets - Whether evidence in support of application sufficient - Whether Act has retroactive effect.

Insurance Company of the West Indies v Davis, Desmond

Insurance Law – Whether failure to disclose the use of a motor vehicle amounts to misrepresentation and/or non-disclosure of material facts – Breach of warranty of contract – Avoidance of policy of insurance by Insurer – The Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Act, section 18.

Harper, Cedric v Lee, David

Civil Procedure - Effect of failure to file application to pay by instalment form (form 6) with claim form in accordance with CPR 8.16(1)(e) - Whether this is a defect which may be cured – Whether re-serving claim form with application to pay by instalment is a method by which defect may be cured - Whether such re-service of claim form must be within 12 months life of the claim form - Whether an extension of time within which to serve claim form may be made more than 12 months after the claim form was issued

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