Current cases

Current cases

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Jurisdiction Case summary Details
JCPC 2017/0002 Beau Songe Development (Appellant) v The United Basalt Products Ltd and another (Respondents) (Mauritius) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the Mauritian Supreme Court erred in quashing a determination of the Environment and Land Use Appeal Tribunal upholding the grant of an Environmental Impact Assessment licence to subdivide a plot of land into residential lots. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0083 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and another (Appellants) v Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S. A. and another (Respondents) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0081 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and others (Respondents) v Glenalla Properties Limited and others (Appellants) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0080 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and others (Respondents) v Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S.A. (Appellant) Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guensey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0075 Whitlock and another (Appellants) v Moree (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to disturb the trial judge’s conclusion that the funds in a joint bank account were held on trust. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0073 Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited (Appellant) v Grace Kennedy Remittance Services Limited (Respondent) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica In Appeal (1): (i) Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to set aside the findings of fact of Jones J. in relation to the claim for breach of confidence. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0067 Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited (Respondent) v Grace Kennedy Remittance Services Limited (Appellant) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica In Appeal (1): (i) Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to set aside the findings of fact of Jones J. in relation to the claim for breach of confidence. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0062 Deslauriers and another (Appellants) v Guardian Asset Management Limited (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to uphold the decision that no misrepresentation or negligent misstatement had been made. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0054 Almazeedi (Appellant) v Penner and another (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Whether all of Sir Peter Cresswell’s decisions should have been set aside as he did not disclose his position as a Judge of the Qatar International Court. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0050 DD Growth Premium 2X Fund (In Official Liquidation) (Appellant) v RMF Market Neutral Strategies (Master) Limited (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Whether payments made for the redemption of shares were unlawful, and if not, whether they are recoverable (or whether the latter issue should be remitted to the Grand Court to decide). This issue turns on the correct construction of sections 37(6), 37(3) and 34(2) of the Cayman Islands Companies Law. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0035 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and another (Appellant) v Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S.A and another (Respondent) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0032 Deslauriers and another (Appellants) v Guardian Asset Management Limited (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal failed to deal with the Judge’s decision that the Remedies of Creditors Act provided no discretion to the court on the respondent’s application, when in fact it did. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0028 Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (Appellant) v The Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Water Pollution (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (as amended), by failing to properly consider the Polluter Pays Principle ("PPP"), were unlawfully enacted, with reference to the National Environmental Policy ("NEP"), the Environmental Management Act ("EMA"), the policy of the Environment Authority ("EA"), customary international law ("CIL") and the legitimate expectation of the Appellant. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0027 O'Connor (Senior) and others (Appellants) v The Proprietors, Strata Plan No. 51 (Respondent) (Turks and Caicos Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos
Islands
Whether a bylaw prohibiting the letting of a condominium for less than a month constitutes an unlawful restriction on an owner’s right to lease his property. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0018 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and others (Respondents) v Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S.A (Appellant) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0017 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and others (Respondents) v Rawlinson and others (Appellant) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2016/0016 Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and others (Respondents) v Glenalla Properties Limited and others (Appellant) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey (1) Whether Article 32(1)(a) of the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 applies to the BVI companies’ claims (2016/216)... Full case details
JCPC 2015/0095 Rolle Family and Company Limited (Appellant) v Rolle (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether section 22 of the Bahamas Companies Act 1992, which sets out the requirements which must be satisfied for a company to adopt a contract entered into in its name before the company was incorporated, applied and was satisfied in the present case. The effect of this would be that a conveyance made in the appellant company’s name prior to its incorporation had been effective to transfer property to the company. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0031 Staray Capital Limited and another (Appellants) v Cha, Yang (also known as Stanley) (Respondent) ( British Virgin Islands) The Court of Appeal of the British Virgin Islands Whether the Court of Appeal erred in concurring with the judge below that statements made to Mr Chen by Mr Cha did not amount to material representations within the provisions of regulation 3.8(a) of Staray’s Articles of Association? Full case details
JCPC 2014/0070 Cleare (Appellant) v The Attorney General and others (Respondents) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the judge overlooked and/or misconstrued medical evidence in a claim involving allegations of mistreatment in police custody; and whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to uphold the judge’s decision. Full case details
JCPC 2012/0082 Hemery (Appellant) v Ramlogan (Respondent) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the trial judge erred in making certain orders – the effect of which was to prevent Hemery from amending his pleadings, to give judgment in favour of Ramlogan (the original plaintiff in the action), and to strike out the case against Hemery’s original co-defendant – and whether Hemery’s right to a fair hearing was infringed thereby. Full case 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 (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 2016/0021 Dave Persad (Appellant) v Anirudh Singh (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Supreme Court of Mauritius The circumstances in which the corporate veil can be pierced. 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 2015/0032 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

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