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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.

Master Mrs. Natalie Hart-Hines

Gayle, Claudius v Collins, Orvel

Civil procedure – Claim form filed close to the expiration of limitation period –
Application to extend the validity of the claim form filed within life of the claim form
– Whether it is appropriate to extend validity of the claim form after claim became
time-barred – Rule 8.15 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 as amended.

Lewis, Noel v Gabbidon, Michael and Winston

Civil procedure – Application to set aside judgment in default – Whether the
defendants have demonstrated that they have a real prospect of successfully
defending the claim – Whether judgment was irregularly entered as a result of
the signature of the claimant’s attorney being affixed to the judgment in default
order – Rules 13.2, 13.3 and 21.8 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, as amended.

Green, Shamar v Collins, Orvel

Civil procedure – Claim form filed close to the expiration of limitation period –
Application to extend the validity of the claim form filed within life of the claim form
– Whether it is appropriate to extend validity of the claim form after claim became
time-barred – Rule 8.15 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 as amended.

Scott, Sean v Brown, Meva; Brown, Waynette and Allen, Daniel

Civil procedure – Claim form filed close to the expiration of limitation period – Application to extend the validity of the claim form filed within life of the claim form – Whether it is appropriate to extend validity of the claim form after claim became time-barred – Rule 8.15 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 as amended.

Parkes, Joycelin v Brown, Martin and Wright, Donald

Civil procedure – Claim form filed close to the expiration of the limitation period – Application to extend the validity of the claim form filed within the life of the claim form – Whether it is appropriate to extend the validity of the claim form after claim became time-barred – Rule 8.15 of the Civil Procedure Rules, 2002 as amende

Edmonds, Jermaine v Marquesse, Owen; Wallace, Junior; Berbick, Desmond and Drydson, Glendon

Civil procedure – Personal injury claim resulting from motor vehicle accident – Notification of proceedings served on insurance company in compliance with section 18(2)(b) of the Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Act – Whether this notification of proceedings can satisfy the requirements in rules 5.13 and 8.13 of the Civil Procedure Rules – Whether it is appropriate to dispense with the service of the claim form in these circumstances and after claim became time-barred – Rules 5.13, 6.8, and 8.13 of the Civil Procedure Rules.

McLean, Annette v Edmondson, Princess and Mills, Constantine

Civil procedure – Application to extend the validity of the claim form and application for an order for service by a specified method – Whether multiple extensions might be granted on hearing one application to extend the validity of the claim form and whether there are compelling reasons for granting more than two six-month extensions – Rule 8.15(2) and 8.15(6) of the Civil Procedure Rules.

Taylor, Jason v Wright, Leonard

Civil procedure – Claim form filed close to the expiration of limitation period – Application to extend the validity of the claim form filed within life of the claim form – Whether all reasonable steps taken to serve claim form – Whether it is appropriate to extend validity of the claim form after claim became time-barred – Rule 8.15(4) of the Civil Procedure Rules – Considerations for the Court.

Henry, Erraldo v Clarke, Alphanso and Taylor, Samuel

Civil Procedure – Application by insurance company to set aside order for service by a specified method and application to set default judgment aside –Unsigned and unsealed copy of Court order served with the claim form – Sealed copy of Order served after the expiration of the six months’ extension permitted by Rule 8.15(2) of the Civil Procedure Rules – Order appearing to extend the validity of the claim form for a period longer than six months – What is required in making an application for a second extension – Whether default judgment irregularly obtained – Rule 13.2 of the Civil Procedu

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