LIVE STREAM:The Judiciary of Jamaica Strategic Business Plan Launch 2024


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.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Evan Brown

Barnett, Morris Milton v Guyah, Omar Tyrone

Fraudulent misrepresentation - Representation that defendant was a lawyer – concealment of the nature of document for execution. Counterclaim for malicious prosecution of civil proceedings – False imprisonment – Unlawful search – Defamation – Psychological distress.

Grey Grant, Maria v Wood, Christopher and Ultra Home Contractors Limited

Breach of Contract - Sale of townhouse – Enforceability of unstamped Agreements for Sale – Consideration – Ascertainability of consideration – Variation of written documents by oral evidence – Constructive trust – Part performance – Proprietary estoppel - Stamp Duty Act, ss. 36, 43, 44 and 45 - Registration of Titles Act, s. 135. Statute of Frauds.

Shae, Ceceline v Auto Challen Limited, The Trade Administrator, The Commissioner of Customs et al

Negligence - Negligent misstatement – Age of motor vehicle – Duty of Trade
Administrator to verify year before issuing licence – Duty of Commissioner of
Customs to verify age during assessing of import duty – Whether Island Traffic
Authority to decode chassis number before issuing certificate of fitness – Motor
vehicle assessor’s duty of care – Whether assessor breached its duty of care –
Standard of care – Ancillary claim – Ancillary claim tried after release and
discharge without admission of liability. CPR 18.

Ernest Smith & Co (A Firm); Smith, Ernest; Smith, Nesta-Clair et al Consolidated with Thompson, Hugh and The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitutional law - Right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time- Delay/impossibility of a judgment being delivered - Reasonable time guarantee- Remedies for breach of the section 16(2) right – Damages - Measure of damages - Whether summary assessment of the nominate torts would be an appropriate remedy – Costs - Costs thrown away – Section 16(2) the charter of fundamental rights and freedom

Virgo, Dale and ZV v Board of Management of Kensington Primary School, Minister of Education, Attorney General of Jamaica and Office of the Childrens Advocate

Constitutional law –– Freedom of expression – Freedom of religion – Equality
before the law – Right of every child to such measures of protection as are required
by virtue of the status of being a minor as part of the family – Right of a child to
publicly funded tuition in a public educational institution at the pre-primary and
primary levels – Equitable and humane treatment – Respect for and protection of
private and family life and privacy of the Home – Freedom from discrimination –

The Commissioner of Lands v Homeway Foods Limited and Muir, Stephanie

Compensation for mesne profits - Whether compensation includes the award of
interest - Award of interest - Whether Registrar has discretion to award interest –
Whether the compensation for mesne profits attracts interest payable on judgment
debts - Judicature (Supreme Court) Act ss. 12 and 51. Judicature (Supreme Court)
Additional Powers of Registrar Act ss. 3 (1) and 5 (1) - Law Reform (Miscellaneous
Provisions) Act - Civil Procedure Rules 12, 14 and 65.23.

Nelson, Collin v Jamaica International Insurance Company Limited

Insurance law - Breach of insurance contract – Whether claimant breached the
terms of the policy – Incorporation of terms and conditions - Whether failure to
refer claim to arbitration is fatal. Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Act
sections 2 and 4. Arbitration Act s.5. Arbitration Act, 2017 s. 5.

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Emergency Matters

Emergency Matters

Matrimonial Proceedings

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028