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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.

2018

Cobourne, Glen v Coubourne, Marlene

Claim for marital property – Adverse possession – Owners of property own same as tenants-in-common – Whether claimant had possessed property in circumstances excluding the defendant from possession – Presumption of possession in favour of both title holders – Application for an extension of time under Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Factors to be considered by court upon application for an extension of time to apply to court for division of property.

Alliance Finance Limited v Capital Solutions Limited and Anderson Jones, Mark

Civil practice and procedure – Application for summary judgment – Debt owed by one party to another – Attempt by debtor to assign debt – Assignment ineffective – Declaration of trust - Trustee refusing to bring claim against his debtors – Beneficiary of the trust bringing claim against third party debtor – Whether there exist any basis for summary judgment – Civil Procedure Rules 2002, part 15, rule 15.2.

Nish, Derron v The Commissioner of Police

Judicial review – Reviewing the hearing process of an inferior tribunal – Duty to act fairly – What is fairness – Nature of duty to particularize grounds of claim – Certiorari – Legitimate expectation – Natural justice.

Re: Cable and Wireless Jamaica Ltd.

Application to set aside order -  Section 206 of the Companies Act – Scheme of arrangement - Whether court has jurisdiction to permit meeting – Whether meeting with creditors a prerequisite to permission.

VIP Home for the Aged Limited v Pryce, Maxine

 

Judgment entered in default of acknowledgement of service – Application to set aside default judgment – Whether application to set aside default judgment was filed as soon as was reasonably practicable – Failure of defendant to challenge ex parte order for service out of the jurisdiction – Mere exhibiting of draft defence and reference to the contents thereof by an attorney, is inadequate – Disputed facts.

Khemlani, Suresh v Topaz Jewellers Limited, Khemlain, Raju, Topaz Investments Limited and Issar Company Limited et al

Loan contract – Monies borrowed for the benefit of interrelated companies – Each company receiving a separate portion of the loan with obligation to repay that portion with interest – Corporate and cross guarantees signed by each company – Separate personal guarantees also provided for the said loan by two individuals – Loan in default – Guarantors called on by the bank to honour the guarantee – Loan repaid by one guarantor – One individual guarantor seeking to claim from the other an indemnity under the guarantee – Whether guarantor obliged to sue the principal debtors first – Whether loan

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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2019-2023