Watson-Samuels, Karen Elizabeth and Bourne, Jeddie v Bourne, Vernon and Samuels, Michael

Case Number: 
SU2019CV02085
Neutral Citation: 
[2021] JMSC Civ 90
Date of Delivery: 
01.06.2021

Division of property – The proper procedure for the commencement of proceedings under the Property (Rights of Spouses) Act – Whether the purported claim is an irregularity or a nullity – Whether the irregularity is a defect that can be cured – Limitation period – Whether the purported claim is statute barred – Effect of failure to file an application to extend time to apply for the division of property – The division of property under the Partition Act – The Property (Rights of Spouses) Act, sections 2(1) and 13, The Partition Act, sections 2(2), 4 and 5, The Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rules 8.1(4), 8.8, 26.9, 76.3, 76.4 and 76.6

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