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

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

2022

Peterkin, Elmarie Arlene v Natural Resources Et. al

Civil Procedure – Application to appoint expert witness – Application made after case management conference – Application made in the context of a claim for judicial review – The role of the court in a claim for judicial review – Whether the proposed expert evidence is relevant to the issues to be determined in the claim for judicial review – Whether the proposed expert evidence is reasonably required to resolve the proceedings justly – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rules 32.2, 32.3, 32.6(1), 32.6(2), 32.6(3) and 32.6(4)

Simmonds, Kevin v The Minister of Labour and Social Security and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Judicial Review - Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act (LRIDA)- Sections 2, 11 A (1), 12 (5) (c) - Employment terminated by reason of redundancy - Intervention of Minister of Labour and Social Security under the LRIDA sought after acceptance of redundancy package and filling of post the subject of the dispute - Whether the Minister acted ultra vires the Act in deciding not to refer the dispute to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal - Whether a Minister may properly consider the issue of waiver of the rights at sections 12 (5) (c) of the LRIDA in determining whether or not to exercise t

Millar, Suzette and Pryce, Paul v Duncan Bay Development Company Limited and Melrose Finance Company Incorporated

Registration of Titles Act sections 68, 70 and 71 – Whether the Claimants are bona fide purchasers for value without notice of fraud – Whether the Claimants acted in bad faith in failing to investigate prior transfers and adverse acquisition noted on registered title – Restrictive covenant requiring Claimants to apply for building approval through the 1st Defendants – Whether the 1st Defendant can refuse to process the Claimants’ application because of the 2nd Defendant’s allegation that its title was cancelled on a fraudulent application for adverse possession – Adverse possessor sold the

Dassado, Roy v Brown, Jennifer

Property Rights of Spouses Act (PROSA) – Common law property - Application to make claim for division of family home - Delay – Prejudice – Whether the overriding objective can be preserved in the granting or non-granting of the extension of time – Limitation of Actions Act – Adverse possession.

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