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.

2020

Mundle, Desmond v Small, Ivan

Judge has jurisdiction to set aside a default cost certificate for good reason - Inherent jurisdiction of court to control its process not impacted by amendments to CPR – Interpretation of definition of “clear days” in rule 3.2(3) of the CPR – Event refers to something that is scheduled to occur on a specified day and on that day only – Where the end of the period stipulated is defined by reference to an event the final day is excluded – Calculation of time period allowed for filing of points of dispute pursuant to rule 65.20(3) of the CPR – Filing of points of dispute not an event hence fi

Reid, Kavin v Advantage General Insurance Company Limited and Administrator General for Jamaica heard with Kavin Reid v Advantage General et al

Civil Procedure - CPR 11.6 - CPR 20.4 - CPR 26.1(2)(v) – oral application to amend relief being sought on the Fixed Date Claim Forms being made at the hearing of the claims.
Civil Procedure - CPR 21.7 - CPR 21.8 - interpretation - whether rules applicable in the Parish Courts - court’s jurisdiction to appoint representative party or give directions to continue proceedings initiated in the Parish Court.
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act - section 2(1) - section 2(3) - limitation period - subsistence of actions in tort against estate of deceased.

Digital Auto Imports Limited v The Commissioner General of Tax Administration Jamaica

Appeal from the Revenue Appeals Division - General Consumption Tax Act - Income Tax Act - assessment raised by Commissioner General after tax payer filed returns - burden of proof.
Direct verification of Income and Output Tax - duty of taxpayer to keep and produce complete and accurate records - unreliability of sales invoices as the direct verification method of the taxpayer’s Income and Output Tax - unreliability of bank deposits alone as a method of verification of taxpayer’s Income and Output Tax.

Cameron, Kerrikay and Robinson, Bryan et al v Caribbean Airlines Limited

Civil procedure - Application for summary judgment – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rule 15.2
Civil procedure - Application to strike out claim – No reasonable ground for bringing the claim – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rule 26.3(1)
Air Law – Claimants removed from the aircraft - Whether the claim falls under the Montreal Convention – Montreal Convention, articles 1, 2,17 and 29

Virgo, Dale and ZV v Board of Management of Kensington Primary School, Minister of Education, Attorney General of Jamaica and Office of the Childrens Advocate

Constitutional law –– Freedom of expression – Freedom of religion – Equality
before the law – Right of every child to such measures of protection as are required
by virtue of the status of being a minor as part of the family – Right of a child to
publicly funded tuition in a public educational institution at the pre-primary and
primary levels – Equitable and humane treatment – Respect for and protection of
private and family life and privacy of the Home – Freedom from discrimination –

Williams, Wilton v Ajas Limited

Civil procedure - Application to strike out claim - No reasonable ground for bringing the claim – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rule 26.3(1)
Civil procedure - Application for summary judgment - Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rule 15.2

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