2021

Douglas, Steve v Armstrong, Patricia

Application to set aside default judgment – Rules 13.2 and 13.3 of the Civil Procedure Rules 2002 (CPR) – The effect of a failure to comply with rules 30.2 and 30.5(1) of the CPR – Whether to set aside the default judgment and order a trial with the counterclaim.

Palmer, Cavelle v Dayes, Mauvellette

Contempt of Court – Rule 53.10 - Whether Defendant served with Order bearing penal notice – Whether Defendant was present when injunctive order made - Whether Defendant in breach of order - Costs - Whether court’s displeasure with Defendant’s conduct may be reflected in an order for costs.

Kidd, Yenneke v Juici Beef Limited (T.A Juici Patties)

Civil Procedure - Application by Defendant to be removed as defendant in the claim and for a company not associated with the Defendant to be named as defendant instead – Can a Defendant remove itself from a claim and seek orders for an unrelated company to be named as the defendant instead - CPR 19.4(3) and CPR 20.4(2)

Newman, Atoya v Howell, Duwayne

Matrimonial Property - Property Rights of Spouses Act - Spouses acquired home as joint tenants prior to marriage - Application to vary equal share rule - Marriage of short duration - Considerations - Unavailability of commercial interest for sums paid towards mortgage by one party after date of separation.

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