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Winston Finzi (Appellant) v Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc. and others (Respondents) (Jamaica)

Case ID: JCPC 2020/0016

Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal of Jamaica

Case summary


Did the Court of Appeal of Jamaica wrongly decide that Mr Finzi had no real prospect of successfully appealing against the summary determination of his claim?


Mr Finzi alleges that Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation and two of its agents procured various court judgments against him through fraud. Mr Finzi filed a claim seeking a declaration to that effect. The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted summary judgment in favour of JRF and the agents on the basis that Mr Finzi’s claim was an abuse of process. The Court of Appeal refused Mr Finzi permission to appeal against that decision.

Mr Finzi now appeals to the JCPC.



Winston Finzi


Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc and others



Lord Lloyd–Jones, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt, Lady Rose, Lord Richards

Hearing start date

21 March 2023

Hearing finish date

21 March 2023

Watch hearing
21 March 2023 Morning session Afternoon session

Judgment details

Judgment date

27 July 2023

Neutral citation

[2023] UKPC 29