Current cases

Current cases

Cases only appear here a few weeks before the appeal is due to be heard by the JCPC.

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Jurisdiction Case summary Details
JCPC 2015/0090 Mohammed (Appellant) v Public Service Commission and others (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the utilisation by the Public Service Commission of examination results of examinations set and marked by the Fire Service Examination Board, contravened the principle of the independence of Service Commissions. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0080 Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Appellant) v Ryan and another (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its approach to findings of fact made by the trial judge Full case details
JCPC 2016/0036 Meadows and others (Appellants) v The Attorney General and another (Respondents) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Minister of Mining and Energy had the power to grant an exclusive licence for the supply of electricity for the entire island of Jamaica to JPS, for a period of 20 years under s.3 of the Electric Lighting Act. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0073 Boabul (Appellant) v Air Mauritius Limited (Respondent) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the Court of Civil Appeal and trial court misdirected themselves and failed to properly assess the evidence, alternatively made a serious mistake in law, in rejecting the appellants’ case that he suffered wrongful treatment, victimisation and harassment at the hands of the respondent employer. Alternatively, whether exceptional circumstances exist justifying the Board to depart from the trial judge’s findings of fact. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0037 Hurnam (1) (Appellant) v The Attorney General and others (Respondents) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the Supreme Court Rules 2000 require that no action can be entered into before the Supreme Court of Mauritius except by recourse to an attorney. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0038 Rivnu Investment Limited and another (Appellants) v United Docks Limited and another (Respondents) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius The proper construction of the term ‘loss of the controlling interest’ in a shareholders’ agreement. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0021 Persad (Appellant) v Singh (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Supreme Court of Mauritius The circumstances in which the corporate veil can be pierced. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0074 Miller and another (Appellants) v Miller and another (Respondents) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Court of Appeal was correct to find that the judge had made errors of fact which entitled the Court of Appeal itself to make findings of fact Full case details
JCPC 2016/0002 Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (Appellant) v The All Island Electricity Appeal Tribunal and others (Respondents) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Did the Court of Appeal err when it found that the Tribunal correctly interpreted the term "managerial decision" appearing in the Z-factor clause of the All-Island Electric Licence 2001? Full case details
JCPC 2016/0072 Chen (Appellant) v Ng (Respondent) (British Virgin Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) Whether the Courts below had jurisdiction to determine Mr Ng's Action having regard to the Board's decision in Nilon Ltd v Royal Westminster Investments SA [2015] UKPC 2. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0059 Fair Trading Commission (Appellant) v Digicel Jamaica Limited and another (Respondent) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether s.17 of the Fair Competition Act applies to the agreement between the respondents dated 11 March 2011 (alternatively to the mergers and acquisitions in this case). Full case details
JCPC 2016/0004 Sexius (Appellant) v The Attorney General of St Lucia (Respondent) (St Lucia) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Saint Lucia) Whether the requirement for an accused to file and serve a defence statement in advance of a criminal trial, and the provision for adverse inferences to be drawn in the event of non-compliance, is consistent with the constitutional rights to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0101 Alves (Appellant) v Attorney General of the Virgin Islands (Respondent) (British Virgin Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) Whether the claimant’s claim was statute barred by reason of the provisions of the Public Authorities Protection Act s.2, in that the negligence by the Government causing the injury to the claimant occurred in the direct discharge of its public duty or direct exercise of its authority to provide hospital services under the Public Hospital Act. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0086 Bullock and others (Appellants) v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether in imposing terms of imprisonment upon commutation of the appellants' death sentences, the President exercised a sentencing function and thereby acted contrary to the separation of powers and s.4 of the Constitution? Full case details
JCPC 2015/0055 Lendore and another (Appellants) v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether in imposing terms of imprisonment upon commutation of the appellants' death sentences, the President exercised a sentencing function and thereby acted contrary to the separation of powers and s.4 of the Constitution? Full case details
JCPC 2015/0032 The Attorney General (Appellant) v River Doree Holdings Limited (Respondents) (Saint Lucia) The Court of Appeal of St Lucia The correct construction of the terms of a lease, including in light of the approach to construction set out in the St Lucia Civil Code. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0092 Pearson (Appellant) v Primeo Fund (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands The correct construction of the Companies Law (2013 Revision) s.37(7), which provides that where a company is being wound up, and where there are "shares which are or are liable to be redeemed [but which] have not been redeemed", the terms of the redemption may be enforced against the company, unless the redemption date would be after the commencement of the winding up. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0105 Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (Appellant) v Sotramon Limited (Respondent) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the principle of non-cumulation of contractual and extra-contractual (tortious) liabilities prohibits the grounding of a claim on the basis of both contractual and tortious liabilities, and prohibits a plaintiff from opting between contractual and tortious liabilities. Full case details
JCPC 2013/0106 University of Technology, Jamaica (Appellant) v Industrial Disputes Tribunal and others (Respondents) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Industrial Disputes Tribunal may have regard to matters of which the employer was unaware at the time of the dismissal and which could not form part of the reasons for dismissal. Full case details

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