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

Livermore, Courtney v Russell, Ezekiel Alexander

Damages - Appropriate award for injuries sustained – Claimant sustained injuries to his cervical spine and lumbar spine resulting from a motor vehicular accident – Pre-existing injury to lumbar spine

Mendez, Isaac v Roache, Corporal Kirk and The Attorney General

Malicious Prosecution  Claimant arrested and charged for breach of Copyright Act – Display of C D’s – Whether CD’s were for sale – Case dismissed for want of prosecution – Claimant brought action claiming damage for malicious prosecution - Resonable and probable cause – Constabulary Force Act s. 33 – Copyright Act s. 10, 31 (3) (b) & 46 (1) (b).

Lawrence, Michael v Bell, Leon; Smith, Vaughn and Clarke, James

Negligence - Motor vehicular accident – Disabled vehicle – Collision with the back of a stationary truck – Claimant injured while being a passenger in the bus– Whether the driver of the bus or the owner of the truck breached their duty of care owed to the claimant – The Road Traffic Act – Island Traffic Authority Road Code 1987 – Assessment of damages

Knight, Marjorie v Hume, Lancelot

Property law – Contract - Breach of contract - Contract for the sale of undeveloped land - Purchaser put in possession - Land improved - Specific performance - Whether claim statute-barred - Limitation of Actions Act ss. 3,25, 27, 28 & 30 - Local Improvements Act ss. 5 & 13.

Matheson, Joan v Lennox, Donovan and Lennox, Marlene

Property Law – Sale of Property – Authenticity of Vendor’s Signature on Agreement of Sale – Whether Fraud committed – Whether Defendant’s or their Attorney negligent on failing to seek independent legal advice.

Johnson, Annette v ER Farms and Company Limited

Employer’s Liability – Claimant injured when she stepped on a broken glass bottle – Duty of the defendant to make its premises reasonably safe and to ensure water boots were provided – Assessment of damages – Summary assessment of cost denied

Dyer, Glenford v Mechanical Services Company Limited

Employer’s Liability – Claimant injured by grinder’s blade –Defendant’s duty to provide a reasonably safe grinder – Whether res ipsa loquitur applied–Contributory negligence considered – Assessment of damages.

Blake, Mercedes v Blake, Andrew

Matrimonial property – Occupation rent – Principles upon which award is made – No ouster – Defendant undertaking not to occupy jointly owned property – Whether occupant in receipt of rent – Impact of delayed sale.

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