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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.

2019

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.

McDonald Millingen v Geddes, Margie and Bardi Limited

Remedies - Enforcement of Judgment - Application to vary ex-parte provisional charging order - Whether property can be subject of order
Company Law - Lifting the corporate veil - Principles to be applied.
Legal Profession - Whether bill of costs is the proper procedure to make a claim based on quantum meruit - Restitution - Procedure to be followed in making a quantum meruit claim based on unjust enrichment.

OMeally Johnson, Dorrett v Medical and Immuniodiagnostic Laboratory Limited, Timos Trading and DJH Inc.

Claim for damages for negligence – Occupiers’ liability – Application to strike out claim – application for summary judgement – Ancillary claim – Application to strike out – Distinction between application for summary judgment and application to strike out claim on the ground that the claimant’s statement of case discloses no reasonable grounds for bringing a claim – Distinction between application for summary judgment and application for default judgment – Ancillary claimant’s statement of case not verified by a certificate of truth – Whether ancillary claimant’s statement of case should b

Oddman, Fern v Airports Authority of Jamaica and Delta Airlines

Statutory Interpretation - International carriage - Passenger sustaining injury at airport terminal when descending stairs on way towards aircraft - Whether Montreal Convention 1999 applicable - Carriage by Air (Montreal Convention) Act - Civil procedure - Summary judgment and striking out - Principles to be applied

Barnes, Arva and Hall, Everton v Campbell, Launa

Land law - Recovery of possession – Adverse possession – Whether claim filed after expiry of limitation period – When does right to bring claim accrue – Whether claimants dispossessed defendant – Whether defendant in legal possession of property - Limitation of Actions Act ss. 3 and 30. Registration of Titles Act ss. 68 and 88.

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Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028