Live Stream: Call to The Bar January 21, 2022

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The Hon. Miss Justice Anne-Marie A. Nembhard

Downer, Aggrey v Firearm Licensing Authority

Costs – Application for leave to apply for judicial review discontinued – Application for the costs of the discontinued application for leave to apply for judicial review made by statutory body – Whether the making of the application for leave to apply for judicial review was unreasonable – Whether the conduct on the part of the applicant for leave to apply for judicial review was unreasonable – Whether an alternative remedy was available to the applicant for leave to apply for judicial review at the time of the making of the application – Whether a review board was in existence at the time

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

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, ru

Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers Limited v KLAS Sports Radion Limited

Disclosure – Specific disclosure – Application for specific disclosure of audited financial statements – Application made within the hearing of the assessment of damages – Whether the documents to be disclosed are or have been in the defendant’s possession or under its control – Whether the documents to be disclosed are directly relevant to one or more matters in issue – Whether an order for specific disclosure is necessary in order to dispose of the claim fairly or to save costs – Whether an order for specific disclosure should be made at this late stage – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, rule

Cato, Alvin v Williams, Paul; Walters, Garfield et al

Negligence – Motor vehicle collision – Vehicle stopped in the vicinity of the entrance to a school some distance from a corner – Vehicle colliding with the rear of that which had stopped – The duty of care – The duty of care in terms of proper care – Reciprocated duty – Road code – Breach – Effect – Breach creating no presumption of negligence – Contributory negligence – Credibility of witnesses

Smith, Louis v Director of Public Prosecutions and Parish Court Judge for the Parish of Saint James Sandra Wong-Small

Judicial review – Application for leave to apply for judicial review – The threshold test – Whether the applicant has an arguable ground with a realistic prospect of success – Applicant charged with offences under repealed statute – Whether the charges laid against the applicant are null and void and of no effect – Whether the Full Court is the proper forum having regard to all the circumstances of the case – Whether there is an alternative remedy available to the applicant – The Money Laundering Act, section 3(1)(c), The Interpretation Act, section 25(2), The Proceeds of Crime Act, section

Salada Foods Jamaica Limited v Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority

Judicial review – Application for leave to apply for judicial review – Threshold test – Whether the applicant has an arguable ground with a realistic prospect of success – Doctrine of ultra vires – Whether statutory authority acted ultra vires – Principle of illegality and irrationality – Whether statutory authority acted illegally and irrationally – Principle of equitable treatment – Whether statutory authority acted unfairly and inequitably – Whether the waivers granted by the statutory authority gave rise in law to a legitimate expectation on the part of the applicant – Whether the appli

Robinson, Cindy v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitutional law – Breach of right to a fair trial within a reasonable time – Delay
in judgment being delivered – Impossibility of judgment being lawfully delivered
the Judge having retired – Whether a retrial ought to be ordered – Burden of
proof as regards whether a retrial ought to be ordered – Remedies – Whether
compensation ought to be awarded to the claimant as damages arising from the
breach – Assessment of sum to be awarded – Whether award can include
damages and costs in original claim – Charter of Fundamental Rights and

Witter, Alverine v Gore Development Limited and National Water Commission

Negligence – Damage to property – The duty of care owed by utility company to homeowner – Breach of the duty of care – Doctrine of res ipsa loquitur – Causation – Foreseeability of damage – Remoteness of damage – Basis on which damages are to be assessed – Whether special damages have been specifically pleaded and specifically proven – Quantum of damages – Whether the court should deviate from the breach date rule in the assessment of damages in the interest of justice

Wilks, Rasheed v Williams, Donovan

Civil procedure – Defence – Whether the defence filed amounts to a bare denial – Application to strike out portions of witness statement on the basis that it introduces facts not pleaded – Defence of automatism – Application to strike out defence of automatism – Res judicata – Doctrine of res judicata – Issue estoppel – Doctrine of issue estoppel – Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 – Rules 10.5, 20.1, 20.4, 26.3, 1.1 and 1.2

Gilpin, Courtney v Shackleford, Valrie Consolidated with Shackleford, Paulette and Shackleford, Sylbourn v Shackleford, Valrie

Wills – Construction – The appropriate construction to be applied to particular clause in a will – Whether fee simple absolute was bequeathed – Whether will created a settlement – Perpetuities – The rule against perpetuities – Whether particular clause in the will offends the rule against perpetuities – Whether particular clause in the will is void for uncertainty – Repugnancy – The doctrine of repugnancy – Whether particular clause in the will infringes the doctrine of repugnancy – Recovery of funds expended in accordance with the will – The Wills Act, section 23, The Settled Land Act, sec

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