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 2019/0010 Vincent Ariste (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Mr Ariste appeals against his conviction for armed robbery on the grounds that: i. He was denied access to legal representation during his detention, police interviews and at trial; Full case details
JCPC 2021/0021 The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Family Services and another (Respondents) v Ruth Peters (Appellant) (Trinidad &qmp; Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Was a policy that an applicant must be permanently disabled to access a welfare grant unlawful? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0028 Traille Caribbean Ltd (Appellant) v Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd T/A Lime (Respondent) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Did the correct interpretation of a contract for the provision of telecommunications services and relevant tax legislation mean that payments under the contract should include Telephone Call Tax or not? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0016 Winston Finzi (Appellant) v Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc. and others (Respondents) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica 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? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0032 Charles Edward Porter and another (Respondents) v Robert Stokes (Personal Representative of the Estate of Walter Edward Stokes, deceased) (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in law in setting aside the first instance judge’s findings of fact?
(2) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in making the factual findings it did.
Full case details
JCPC 2021/0007 Ernest Hilaire (Appellant) v Allen Chastanet (Respondent) (Saint Lucia) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St Lucia) The facts and issues in this case will be published, in due course. Full case details
JCPC 2021/0105 Rodriguez Jean Pierre (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas What test should the court apply when considering an application to extend time to bring an appeal against a criminal conviction and sentence? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0010 Robert Tantular (Appellant) v His Majesty’s Attorney General (Jersey) Court of Appeal of Jersey Whether, on the proper interpretation of Article 16 of the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey Law) 1999 as modified by the Proceeds of Crime (Enforcement of Confiscation Orders) (Jersey) Regulations 2008 Full case details
JCPC 2020/0018 Tan Chi Fang and 3 others (Respondents) v His Majesty’s Attorney General (Appellant) (Jersey) (No 2) Court of Appeal of Jersey Did the Government of Indonesia institute and maintain these proceedings, such that it should be joined as a party and a costs order made against it? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0012 Tan Chi Fang and 3 others (Respondents) v His Majesty’s Attorney General (Appellant) (Jersey) Court of Appeal of Jersey Did the Government of Indonesia institute and maintain these proceedings, such that it should be joined as a party and a costs order made against it? Full case details
JCPC 2022/0036 Douglas Ngumi (Appellant) v The Attorney General of The Bahamas and 3 others (Respondents) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Were the Respondents lawfully entitled to detain the Appellant on the basis that they were arranging his deportation, and, if so, was 3 month a reasonable period? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0046 Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) v Harridath Maharaj (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was correct in setting aside the trial judge’s finding that the Respondent was liable for the malicious prosecution of the Appellant Full case details
JCPC 2021/0041 Tafari Morrison (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Appellant’s sentence for wounding with intent with use of a firearm is compatible with the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and, consequently, the Jamaican Constitution. Full case details
JCPC 2022/0014 Lea Lilly Perry and another (Appellants) v Lopag Trust Reg and another (Respondents) No 2 (Cayman Islands) Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Whether the transfer of a share in a Cayman company to Lopag was void and/or should be set aside. Full case details
JCPC 2022/0015 Attorney General (Appellant) v Shannon Tyreck Rolle and 4 others (Respondents) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Does the Constitution of The Bahamas confer citizenship at birth on a person born in The Bahamas who is the child of an unmarried woman who is not a citizen of The Bahamas and a man who is? Full case details
JCPC 2019/0115 James Miller (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1) Whether Mr Miller’s conviction for attempted murder is unsafe.
(2) Whether Mr Miller’s sentence should be reduced.
Full case details
JCPC 2021/0084 The Attorney General and another (Appellants) v The Jamaican Bar Association (Respondent) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Jamaican statutory regime to combat money laundering insofar as it applies to attorneys-at-law is constitutional. Full case details
JCPC 2021/0053 The General Legal Council and another (Appellants) v The Jamaican Bar Association (Respondent) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Jamaican statutory regime to combat money laundering insofar as it applies to attorneys-at-law is constitutional. Full case details
JCPC 2022/0066 Justin Ramoon (Appellant) v Governor of the Cayman Islands and another (Respondents) (Cayman Islands) Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands This appeal concerns the lawfulness if the appellant’s removal from the Cayman Islands to serve his prison sentence in England. It raises the following issues. Full case details
JCPC 2020/0087 HEB Enterprises Ltd and another (Respondents) v Bernice Richards (as Personal Representative of the Estate of Anthony Richards, Deceased) (Appellant) (Cayman Islands) Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands This appeal concerns two disputed commercial property transactions in the Cayman Islands. The purchase price was advanced by Mr Richards to HEB by way of instalments but completion did not occur. Full case details
JCPC 2020/0055 FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd (Respondent) v Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation (Appellant) (Cayman Islands) Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands Is any part of a petition to wind up a company on just and equitable grounds susceptible to arbitration? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0061 Keith Arjoon and 2 others (Respondents) v Maria Daniel (Receiver) (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Under the statutory receivership regime in Trinidad and Tobago, when can the court grant an injunction restraining a receiver from exercising their power of sale over a company’s assets? Was the High Court right to strike out the Respondents’ claims and discharge the injunction against the Appellant? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0106 Dorsey McPhee (Appellant) v Colina Insurance Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Was the Respondent contractually entitled to increase the GCOI from the second year of the Policy? Full case details
JCPC 2018/0096 Roopchand (Appellant) v Tesheira (The Executrix of the Estate of Russell Tesheira) (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was correct to uphold the trial judge’s findings as to causation and quantum (among other matters). Full case details
JCPC 2022/0002 Chandra Silochan and another (Appellants) v Rickie Cedeno (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Appellants’ convictions should stand; in the alternative, whether the Appellants’ sentences should stand. Full case details
JCPC 2018/0045 Smith and another (Appellants) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and others (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was entitled to conclude that the Chief Magistrate’s ruling was not vitiated by the appearance of bias or by the deprivation of Smith and Gomes’ right to due process and a fair hearing. Full case details
JCPC 2021/0022 Stubbs (Appellant) v The King (Respondent) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal's order is unconstitutional. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0089 Primeo Fund (in Official Liquidation) (Appellant) v Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Ltd and another (Respondents) (Cayman Islands) Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands This appeal concerns claims brought by the appellant, Primeo Fund (In Official Liquidation) (Primeo), against the respondents for breach of their contractual duties. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0050 Powell (Appellant) v Spence (Respondent) (Jamaica) The Court of Appeal of Jamaica 1) Whether proceedings for forfeiture a nullity as Appellant filed a 'notice' instead of a 'plaint'. 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 2019/0023 Forbes and others (Appellants) v Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd (Respondent) (Bahamas) The Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the amount of damages awarded to the Appellants was correct. 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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