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

Barnes, Arva and Hall, Everton v Campbell, Launa

Land law - Recovery of possession – Adverse possession – Whether claim filed after expiry of limitation period – When does right to bring claim accrue – Whether claimants dispossessed defendant – Whether defendant in legal possession of property - Limitation of Actions Act ss. 3 and 30. Registration of Titles Act ss. 68 and 88.

Hewitt, Trevor v Hewitt, Arlene

Division of [matrimonial property] - Family home – Whether property falls within the definition of the family home – Other property – Whether court can treat with claim as if made for division of property other than the family home – Relevant considerations. Property (Right of Spouses) Act sections 2,13 and 14.

Freckleton, Jerome v The Attorney General of Jamaica and Det. Sgt. Puddie, Maurice

Tort - Malicious prosecution -Whether claimant proved damage - Claimant identified while in holding area - Whether reasonable and probable cause to prosecute - False imprisonmnet - Whether initial arrest lawful - Claimant taken before court several days after being charged - Whether detention unduly long and unexplained - Assault - Claimant not cross-examined - Effect of failure to cross-examine.

Hayles, Clevebert v McFarlane, Gloria May

Adverse Possession – whether defendant’s title to part of her land was extinguished – whether there were sufficient unequivocal acts of ownership by the claimant – Registration of Titles Act

Hayles, Clevebert v McFarlane, Gloria May

Adverse possession – Whether defendant’s title to part of her land was extinguished – Whether there were sufficient unequivocal acts of ownership by the claimant – Registration of Titles Act.

White, Hubert v O'Connor, Constable and the Attorney General of Jamaica

Malicious prosecution - Operating a motor vehicle without a road licence - Whether reasonable and probable cause – Detinue - Motor vehicle impounded up to trial of claim - Vehicle ordered released by Resident Magistrate - Written demand for release of motor vehicle after dismissal of case.

Bryan, Yvette v Bryan, Donovan

Family Law - Division of property – Equal share rule- Family home acquired before marriage - Other matrimonial property - Division of properties registered post separation - Entitlement to company shares. Property (Rights of Spouses) Act S. 6 (1) (a), 7 (1), 10, 14 (4) & 15.

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