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. Mrs. Justice Sonya Wint-Blair

Barnett, Reid Andrew et al v Stewart, Monica

MARRIAGE - CAPACITY TO CONSENT TO MARRIAGE –– EXPERT EVIDENCE - EVIDENCE OF CAREGIVER – FALSE IMPRISONMENT – BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS – RETURN OF MONEY PAID TO SPOUSE OF CLAIMANT - MATRIMONIAL CAUSES ACT SECTION 4

Ferguson, Vincent Lee v Air Jamaica Limited

Negligence - Concealment by fraud – Statute of Limitations - Whether airline liable for luggage after passenger convicted – Whether Warsaw Convention governs the claim – Whether the claim is statute barred under the Warsaw Convention – Whether the claimant can seek a remedy to the exclusion of the Warsaw Convention.

R v Thomas, Christopher

Evidence -– Criminal proceedings – Supreme Court - Trial – Application for special measures - Video link –– Child witness - Vulnerable witness - Evidence (Special Measures) Act 2012

McCormock, Simon George v McCormock, Cecile Alicia Nadine

Property Rights of Spouses Act, sections 26, 7, 12, 13, 14 - Whether family home if one spouse owned property with former spouse during marriage – Both Residence and Ownership tests to be satisfied to be considered family home.

National Import-Export Bank of Jamaica v Montego Bay Investment Company Limited

Statutory interpretation – Sections 63 and 88 of the Registration of Titles Act – Registered land - Deed of Gift - Whether an unregistered transfer confers ownership of the land upon the transferee – Whether the execution of the instrument of transfer converts the transferor’s intention into ownership on the part of the transferee – Sale of land

Dystant, Monica v Proprietors Strata Plan #788

Application for relief from sanctions  - Distinction between application to set aside default judgment and application for relief from sanctions – Whether judge of concurrent jurisdiction can set aside judgment of another – Whether slip rule applies to error made by judge. 

Bennett, Evan v Randatt, Raymond

 Registration of Titles Act, section 63 CPR 21.7 - Whether claimant can bring claim as transferee - Wjether court should appoint claimant as representative locus standi.

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