Current cases

Current cases

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Jurisdiction Case summary Details
JCPC 2018/0068 The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs (Respondent) v Maharaj and another (Appellants) (Trinidad & Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago TBC Full case details
JCPC 2018/0100 Lovering and another (Respondents) v Atkinson and others (Appellants) (Guernsey) The Court of Appeal of Guernsey On a correct construction, was there a defect in the Respondents’ title to a residential property so as to make the Appellant liable to the Respondent? Full case details
JCPC 2019/0050 Powell (Appellant) v Spence (Respondent) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica TBC Full case details
JCPC 2018/0102 Smith (Appellant) v Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Respondent) The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (1) Whether it was disproportionate and excessive for the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (the "Disciplinary Committee") to have directed that the appellant’s name be removed from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. Full case details
JCPC 2017/0024 Fund Haven Limited (Appellant) and another v The Executive Director of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal erred in declining to certify the appellants’ application for permission to appeal under section 21(1) of the Court of Appeal Act as raising a point of law of general public importance. Full case details
JCPC 2017/0088 Bain (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas TBC Full case details
JCPC 2018/0107 Attorney General of the Virgin Islands (Respondent) v Global Water Associates Ltd (Appellant) (British Virgin Islands) The Court of Appeal of the British Virgin Islands Whether the profits which the Appellant would have made under a Management, Operation and Maintenance Agreement ("MOMA") with the Respondent are too remote in law to be claimed as damages for the Respondent’s breach of a Design Build Agreement ("DBA") entered into at the same time. Whether the arbitrators should have found that the Appellant was entitled to damages for breach of an implied term in the MOMA. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0023 Forbes and others (Appellants) v Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) Forbes and others (Appellants) v Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) Whether the amount of damages awarded to the Appellants was correct. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0026 Livingston Properties Equities Inc and others (Respondents) v JSC MCC Eurochem and another (Appellants) (British Virgin Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) The Appellants commenced proceedings against the Respondents (and other defendants) in the BVI in 2015. The Appellants were initially granted permission to serve the proceedings on the defendants that are located outside of the BVI. The Respondents applied to set aside that permission and challenged the jurisdiction of the BVI court to try the claims. At first instance that application was dismissed but on appeal to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal that decision was overturned and the EC CoA granted a stay of the proceedings on the basis that Russia was a more appropriate forum. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0024 Chief Fire Officer and another (Respondents) v Felix-Phillip and others (Appellants) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Did the Fire Service act unlawfully in passing over the Appellants for permanent promotion? Full case details
JCPC 2019/0037 Blackburn (Respondent) v LIAT (1974) Ltd (Appellant) (Antigua & Barbuda) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Antigua and Barbuda) TBC Full case details
JCPC 2015/0081 Chief Personnel Officer (Appellant) v Amalgamated Worker's Union (Respondent) (Trinidad & Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the Industrial Court had not exceeded its jurisdiction in making the reinstatement and compensation order, where: Full case details
JCPC 2018/0041 Williams (Appellant) v The Supervisory Authority (Respondent) (Antigua & Barbuda) The Court of Appeal of Antigua and Barbuda The central issue in this appeal is whether the civil asset forfeiture regime contravenes fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0099 Dave Lewin (Director of Complaints of the Independent Commission of Investigations) (Appellant) v Diah and others (Respondents) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica TBC Full case details
JCPC 2019/0098 Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (Appellant) v Police Federation and others (Respondents) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica TBC Full case details
JCPC 2018/0056 The Airport Authority (Appellant) v Western Air Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas In the appeal: Whether the Court of Appeal erred by affirming the trial judge’s finding that Airport Authority Limited ("Authority") is liable to Western Air Limited ("Airline") for negligence leading to theft of an aircraft. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0013 Webb (Appellant) v Webb (Respondent) (Cook Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cook Islands Did the Court of Appeal of the Cook Islands err in determining the Respondent’s appeal in relation to her application for division of matrimonial property under the Matrimonial Property Act 1991-92? Full case details
JCPC 2018/0018 The Queen v Vasyli (Appellant) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to order a retrial of the appellant. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0091 Ayers-Caesar (Respondent) v Judicial and Legal Service Commission (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1) Whether the Court of Appeal was right to find that the first instance judge had erred in refusing to grant the Respondent leave: (a) to amend her claim; and (b) to cross-examine the Appellant’s deponents. Full case details
JCPC 2015/0045 Saunders (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to dismiss the appellant’s appeal without a hearing; whether the criminal proceedings were vitiated by a procedural error at the committal stage; whether the appellant was denied a fair trial because DNA samples were not provided to the defence. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0064 Pearson (in his capacity as Additional Liquidator of Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation)) (Appellant) v Primeo Fund (in Official Liquidation) (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands The central issue in this appeal is the proper interpretation of section 112(2) of the Companies Law (2013 Revision). The Appellant argues it should be permitted to rectify the Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) register in the manner he contends. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0060 Elefterescu (Appellant) v The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Respondent) The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (1) Whether there were procedural failings during the appellant’s hearing before the Disciplinary Committee of the respondent ("the Committee"). Full case details
JCPC 2018/0074 Magner and another (Appellants) v Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd (Respondent) (Gibraltar) The Court of Appeal of Gibraltar (1) Whether the Supreme Court erred in its approach or findings in relation to compliance with the requirement to apply for judicial review promptly. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0043 Ramadhar (Appellant) v Ramadhar and others (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Did the Court of Appeal err in (1) upholding the judge’s finding that the appellant’s words were defamatory of the respondents... Full case details
JCPC 2018/0065 Ocean Reef Resorts Ltd (Appellant) v Foster (Respondent) (St Christopher and Nevis) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St Christopher and Nevis) The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St Christopher and Nevis) Full case details
JCPC 2018/0062 Shanda Games Ltd (Respondent) v Maso Capital Investments Ltd and others (Appellants) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Shanda Games Ltd appeal on the issue of whether the requirement to award a fair rate of interest following a section 268 of the Companies Act (2016 Revision) determination requires the Court to award interest in accordance with the same principles on which the Court awards interest on an award of damages. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0058 Shanda Games Ltd (Appellant) v Maso Capital Investments Ltd and others (Respondents) (Cayman Islands) The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Shanda Games Ltd appeal on the issue of whether the requirement to award a fair rate of interest following a section 268 of the Companies Act (2016 Revision) determination requires the Court to award interest in accordance with the same principles on which the Court awards interest on an award of damages. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0034 Attorney General of St Helena (Appellant) v AB and others (Respondents) (St Helena) St Helena Court of Appeal Did the St Helena Court of Appeal err in the principles it applied when considering the appropriate level of damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (‘PSLA’)? Full case details
JCPC 2017/0029 Boston-Whylly and others (Appellants) v Eleuthera Properties Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to find that the respondent had established possession over the property so as to give it title ahead of the competing claims of the appellants; whether the original gift violated the rule against perpetuities. Full case details
JCPC 2016/0094 Robin's Nest Interiors (Mauritius) Limited (Appellant) v Director General Mauritius Revenue Authority and Others (Respondents) The Supreme Court of Mauritius Whether the decision of the first respondent can be challenged by way of judicial review or whether the taxpayer’s remedy is limited to an appeal before the Assessment Review Committee (and thus whether the Supreme Court was correct to refuse leave on this basis)? Full case details

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