Current cases

Current cases

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Jurisdiction Case summary Details
JCPC 2016/0052 Junkanoo Estate Ltd and others (Appellants) v UBS Bahamas Ltd (In Voluntary Liquidation) (Respondent) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal (i) erred in refusing to consider the appellants’ appeal against a summary judgment order on the basis that they had failed to first seek leave to appeal from the Supreme Court and... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0092 Pearson (Appellant) v Primeo Fund (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands TBC Full case details
JCPC 2016/0064 Akita Holdings Limited (Appellant) v The Honourable Attorney General of The Turks and Caicos Islands (Respondent) (Turks and Caicos Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands TBC Full case details
JCPC 2016/0057 Commodore Royal Bahamas Defence Force and others (Appellants) v Laramore (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas TBC Full case details
JCPC 2016/0044 Grove Park Developments Ltd (Appellant) v The Mauritius Revenue Authority and another (Respondents) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius (1) The principles applicable to judicial review; (2) Whether the appellant is entitled to an exemption from Registration Duty and Land Transfer tax; (3) The interpretation of statutes conferring protection against arbitrary/excessive interference with rights to property. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0042 Scott (Appellant) v The Attorney General and another (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas The proper approach to the assessment of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenities, in particular whether damages assessed by reference to the English Judicial Studies Board Guidelines ("the JSB Guidelines") should be adjusted upwards to reflect the higher cost of living in the Bahamas. 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 2015/0089 Phillip (Appellant) v The Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (St Christopher and Nevis) The Court of Appeal of St Christopher and Nevis (i)Whether bad character evidence was wrongfully admitted, (ii) Whether the judge failed to properly direct the jury on how to treat the bad character evidence and whether the Appellant was wrongfully deprived of a good character direction Full case details
JCPC 2015/0069 Attorney General (Appellant) v Dumas (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the court has jurisdiction to determine the respondent’s claim for a declaration that the appointments of two members to the Police Service Commission are unconstitutional. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0010 Keeramuth (No 2) (Appellant) v The State of Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether, in relation to appeals against criminal convictions, the Court of Criminal Appeal of Mauritius was correct to set aside a motion to refuse to make available to the Appellants and the Court the recording of the trial judge's summing up. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0008 Sumodhee S (No 3) (Appellant) v The State of Mauritius (Respondent) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether, in relation to appeals against criminal convictions, the Court of Criminal Appeal of Mauritius was correct to set aside a motion to refuse to make available to the Appellants and the Court the recording of the trial judge's summing up. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0005 Sumodhee S (No 1) (Appellant) v The State of Mauritius (Respondent) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether, in relation to appeals against criminal convictions, the Court of Criminal Appeal of Mauritius was correct to set aside a motion to refuse to make available to the Appellants and the Court the recording of the trial judge's summing up. Full case details
JCPC 2014/0044 Archer and another (Appellants) v Fabian Investments Limited and others (Respondents) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas In the context of a dispute over the legal and beneficial entitlement to shares in a Bahamas company, the issues included whether… Full case details
JCPC 2013/0106 University of Technology, Jamaica (Appellant) v Industrial Disputes Tribunal and others (Respondents) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica TBC Full case details
JCPC 2013/0102 The Attorney General (Appellant) v Knowles and another (Respondents) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Bahamian Proceeds of Crime Act ("POCA") requires a formal application to the AG by a foreign state, before the AG applies to the Supreme Court to register an external confiscation order made in the foreign state. 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 2015/0092 Sun Alliance (Bahamas) Limited and another (Appellants) v Scandi Enterprises Limited (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether it had been open to the Court of Appeal to reverse the judge's findings of fact Full case details
JCPC 2015/0071 Cono Cono and Co Ltd (Appellant) v Veerasamy and others (Respondents) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether an appeal lies as of right to the Supreme Court from the decision of a Judge in Chambers exercising an appellate jurisdiction pursuant to s.82(2)(a) of the Constitution or s.69(1)(h) of the Court Act. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0050 Marr (Appellant) v Collie (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal applied the correct legal test or tests in determining the beneficial ownership of certain property following the breakdown of a personal relationship. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0035 McLeod (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether defence counsel failed in his duties to such an extent that the appellant suffered a denial of due process. Full case details
JCPC 2014/0109 Ali (Appellant) v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Did an agreement for a scholarship loan, containing an express term that the loan would not be repayable if the appellant employee worked for the respondent employer for five years following his studies, also contain an implied term either (a) that the appellant would not be prevented by the respondent from completing five years of employment, or (b) that the loan would not be repayable in the event that the appellant's employment was terminated prematurely? Full case details
JCPC 2014/0066 Lovelace (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (St Vincent and the Grenadines) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St Vincent and the Grenadines) Was the Court of Appeal correct to find it lacked jurisdiction to allow the appellant's application to extend time to appeal his death sentence? Full case details
JCPC 2014/0014 Juman (Appellant) v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and another (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the respondent was liable to the appellant for the tort of malicious or continued malicious prosecution, following her arrest for possession of ammunition and firearms under s.6 of the Firearms 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 2015/0046 Hernandez (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the death sentence imposed upon the appellant was unlawful ab initio as a result of his intellectual disability and as a result his sentence should be reduced. Full case details
JCPC 2014/0084 Pitman (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the appellant's conviction is unsafe, and in particular (a) whether a conviction may be affirmed as safe solely on the basis of the Court of Appeal's impression of the transcript of the appellant's evidence, in circumstances where expert evidence on both sides indicates that the appellant suffers from severe mental impairment Full case details
JCPC 2014/0029 Emerald Bay Worldwide Limited (Appellant) v Barclays Wealth Directors (Guernsey) Ltd and another (Respondents) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey Whether s.132(1) of the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 permits a company's constitution to grant its directors complete indemnification for their liability to the company itself for breach of their duty of care and skill. Full case details

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