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A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.

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To provide sound, timely judgements and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

2020

Hunter, Lorna v Daley, Devon

Claim for 50% interest in property – Parties divorced – Whether property is the family home – Whether the equal share rule should apply – Property (Rights of Spouses) Act

Mattar, Saed v Salmon, James

Sale of Land – Verbal agreement for sale of land - Whether valid agreement for sale – Whether elements of a valid tenancy agreement as part of sale agreement - Whether sufficient acts of part performance by party – Equitable remedy of specific performance – Circumstances where previous order may be varied or revoked

Smith, Nattal v Wright, Newton

Damages – Assessment of – Assault & Battery – Trespass to land – Aggravated Damages – Whether appropriate in the circumstances

Lyons, Charmaine v Lindsay, Delroy and Mitchell, Learie

Recovery of possession of land - Defence of adverse possession - Whether factual exclusive possession and intention to possess proven - Defence of proprietary estoppel - Whether there is evidence of assurance - reliance - detriment - Person in whom interest via proprietary estoppel resides is deceased - Estate not a party to the proceedings - Defendants are not personal representatives of the estate -Whether the Defendants can rely on the rights of the estate to remain in possession - Mesne Profits.

Menzie, Winston v Ellis, Charmaine and Willis, Tyrone

Burden of proof on claimant to establish that vehicle and driver involved in accident correctly identified and that correct party is before the court based on the principles of vicarious liability and the separate legal personality of a company. Importance of statement being in compliance with rule 29. 4 (2) of the Civil procedure Rules when a witness is illiterate

Johnson, Carl v Salmon, Sherene

Property dispute – Claim for 50% interest in properties – Parties unmarried – Dwelling houses built on lands not owned by either party –– Whether family home – Whether the equal share rule should apply – Property (Rights of Spouses) Act

Rickards, David and McCreath, Andrew v Motta, Constable Cheston and the Attorney General of Jamaica Consolidated with Sterling, Jacqueline et al

Motor vehicle accident – Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur inapplicable where there is evidence of how accident occurred – No case submission where defendant not put to election – Emergency vehicle regulations – Duties owed by other drivers to drivers of emergency vehicles – Duties of drivers of emergency vehicles – Evidence of Accident Reconstruction Experts

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