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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.

2019

West, Gerald v Martin, Alton

Application for Extension of Time to File Defence pursuant to rules 10.3 (9) and 26.1(2)(c) of the Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) as amended – Length of Delay – Whether a good explanation is offered for the delay – Whether the Defendant has a good defence – whether the Claimant would suffer prejudice if the application is granted.

Morrison, Mitzie Niocia v Johnson, Philemon Joseph

Contract – Mental capacity to contract – Defendant’s mental disorder – Knowledge of the other contracting party – Averment of knowledge – Onus of proof – Whether the separation agreement is voidable by virtue of the defendant’s mental disorder – The bases on which matrimonial property is to be divided between the claimant and the defendant – Mental Health Act, section 2, The Property (Rights of Spouses) Act, sections 2, 4, 10, 13, 14 and 15

Cole, Pauline v Insurance Company of the West Indies

Admissibility of statement of unavailable witness – Proof of conditions precedent
to reception in evidence – Procedure to determine admissibility at trial –
Statement must be relevant and its prejudicial effect should not outweigh its
probative value – Contract of insurance is a contract uberrima fides – Assured
has obligation to be truthful and make full disclosure of material facts – Insurer
seeking to avoid contract has a duty to establish that material facts were
misrepresented/undisclosed and that it was induced by the misrepresentation/

Wright, Carl Donovan v Graham Wright, Nadia Solaine

Petition for Dissolution of Marriage – Application for Custody and maintenance of children - Whether child is a child of the family – Divorce not yet final – Matrimonial Causes Act - Children (Guardianship and Custody) Act – Maintenance Act

Henderson, Anthea v Hamilton Hernal Linton

Civil Procedure – Claim Form expired before service upon the Defendant – Life of the Claim Form not extended pursuant to CPR Part 8 – Whether the Court can extend the validity of the Claim Form pursuant to rule 26 1(2)(c) of the Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) – Does rule 3.5(1) of the CPR as amended in 2011 apply to the service and filing of a Claim Form and Particulars of Claim during the long vacation period.

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