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.

2022

West Indies Petroleum Limited v Scanbox Limited and Henry, Winston et al

Interlocutory injunction – Search, preservation and production order - Whether strong prima facie case required - Whether jurisdiction to prevent a libel at the interlocutory stage- Whether privilege against self-incrimination applicable – Observations on the origin of jurisdiction to grant injunctions – Costs – Whether to be apportioned – Whether certificate for two counsel to be granted.

Wint, Hope; Gayle, Samantha et al v Kingston & St. Andrew Municipal Corporation and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority et al

Judicial Review – Whether the relevant authorities acted ultra vires - Statutory Interpretation – Legitimate Expectation – Town and Country Planning Act – Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act – 1966 Town and Country Planning (Kingston) Development Order – Town and Country Planning (Kingston and Saint Andrew and Pedro Cays) Provisional Development Order, 2017

Allen, Ceon v Johnson, Percival and The Attorney General of Jamaica

False Imprisonment – Malicious Prosecution – Whether reasonable and probable cause to prosecute exists – Whether failure to properly investigate indicates malice – Whether initial arrest unlawful- Whether detention unduly lengthy – Aggravated Damages – Exemplary Damages – Sections 3(2), 4(a) of the Bail Act and the Second Schedule to the Bail Act – Sections 13, 15, 18 and 33 of the Constabulary Force Act

Wright, Aston v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Application to extend time to file defence - Application filed without a draft defence
- Application heard five years after application filed - Draft defence filed five years
after application filed - Affidavit of merit deposed by Defendant’s attorney-at-law.

Business Ventures & Solutions Inc. v Tharpe, Anthony

Interim injunction - Factors to consider in granting an interim injunction - Whether there is a serious issue to be tried - Whether damages are adequate -Balance of convenience - Civil Procedure Rules - Section 49 (h) of the Judicature (Supreme Court) Act

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