Current cases

Current cases

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Jurisdiction Case summary Details
JCPC 2021/0071 C-Care (Mauritius) Ltd (Appellant) v Employment Relations Tribunal and 4 others (Respondents) (Mauritius) Supreme Court of Mauritius The key issue is whether the Supreme Court erred in law in finding that the Appellant’s application for judicial review was not made promptly. Full case details
JCPC 2020/0047 Malik Cox (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (Turks and Caicos Islands) Court of Appeal for the Turks and Caicos Islands This case concerns Mr Cox’s conviction for murder and whether evidence given by two individuals against Mr Cox, on which the trial judge and the Court of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands relied, was credible and reliable. Full case details
JCPC 2022/0010 Lux Locations Ltd (Appellant) v Yida Zhang (Respondent) (Antigua and Barbuda Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Antigua & Barbuda) The facts and issues in this case will be published, in due course. 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 2020/0061 Responsible Development for Abaco (RDA) Ltd (Appellant) v The Right Honourable Perry Christie and others (Respondents) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Whether the Court of Appeal erred in ordering the Appellant to provide security for the Respondents costs in the context of a judicial review with a public interest element Full case details
JCPC 2017/0067 Kevin Stuart (Appellant) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal erred in overturning the trial Judge’s finding that there was malice in the arrest and charge of the appellant. 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 Should a petition to wind up a company fall solely within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts or is the dispute suitable for 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 The facts and issues in this case will be published, in due course. Full case details
JCPC 2021/0047 Dr Ramraj Deonarine and 4 others (Respondents) v Lauralee Ramcharan (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Can the appellant enforce the terms of a compromise agreement which purports to vary the terms of a will before probate is granted? Full case details
JCPC 2019/0123 Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (Appellant) v Darwin Azad Sahadath and another (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the trial judge had sufficient evidence to conclude that the Appellant’s pipeline was the cause of the damage to the Respondents’ home. Full case details
JCPC 2020/0084 Carriacou Devcor Ltd (Appellant) v Margaret Corion and another (the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Samuel Corion, Deceased) (Respondents) (Grenada) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Grenada) Whether the trial judge and the Court of Appeal were correct to find that: (i) the land was part of the Grand Ance Estate and therefore conveyed by the 1914 conveyance Full case details
JCPC 2020/0068 Attorney General of Grenada (Appellant) v Margaret Corion and another (the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Samuel Corian, Deceased) (Respondents) (Grenada) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Grenada) Whether the trial judge and the Court of Appeal were correct to find that: (i) the land was part of the Grand Ance Estate and therefore conveyed by the 1914 conveyance Full case details
JCPC 2020/0010 Kwok Kin Kwok (Respondent) v Yao Juan (Appellant) (British Virgin Islands) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to: (i) reverse the trial judge’s decision on the facts; (ii) set aside the trial judge’s appointment of a liquidator and order much more limited relief; (iii) refuse to admit fresh evidence. Full case details
JCPC 2022/0018 Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) v JM (A minor by his kin and next Friend Nicoda Mitchell) (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal erred in law in: (i) setting aside the judge’s award of vindicatory damages; (ii) finding that JM had been lawfully detained at St Michael’s between September 2012 and June 2014; Full case details
JCPC 2021/0090 Phyliss Rampersad and another (Appellants) v Deo Ramlal and 3 others (Respondents) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was correct to: (i) hold that the Appellants’ substantive appeal was hopeless and therefore not genuine; (ii) hold that the Appellants required leave to appeal in respect of the costs order; 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 2022/0017 Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) v Akili Charles (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Was the Court of Appeal wrong to overturn the High Court Judge’s decision on the basis that the case against the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (“JLSC”) had not been articulated in the appellant’s pleadings and evidence? Full case details
JCPC 2021/0043 Flora Moses (adminixstratrix pendente lite of the estate of Jude Moses aka Julie Moses, deceased) (Respondent) v Selwyn Moses (Appellant) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal was justified in: (i) reversing the decision of the trial judge in the High Court; and having found that the disputed deed was executed, and the land transferred by mistake Full case details
JCPC 2021/0077 Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (Appellant) v Maritime Life (Caribbean) Ltd (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Central Bank’s decision to approve the sale of certain Traditional Insurance Portfolios was a purely commercial transaction which was not amendable to judicial review. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0088 Brelsford and others (Appellants) v Providence Estate Ltd and another (Respondents) (Montserrat) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Montserrat) This appeal concerns a number of real estate transactions between each Appellant and PEL in Montserrat. 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 2021/0075 CMK BWI Ltd and 7 others (Appellants) v Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands (on behalf of the Crown and Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands) (Respondent) (Turks and Caicos Islands) Court of Appeal for the Turks and Caicos Islands Whether the Respondent was in breach of contract by not executing the "Downtown Restoration Lease" to the Plaintiffs at a peppercorn rent. Full case details
JCPC 2021/0045 Robert Gormandy and 2 others (Appellants) v Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago The issues in this appeal relate to whether the courts below were wrong to find that Mr Gormandy had not established an entitlement to land by adverse possession. Full case details
JCPC 2019/0100 Jean-Rony Jean Charles (Appellant) v The Honourable Carl Bethel (in his capacity as Attorney General of the Bahamas) and 3 others (Respondents) (Bahamas) Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Was the Court of Appeal correct to conclude that the Judge should not have determined a constitutional application under Article 28 of the Constitution of The Bahamas (providing for the enforcement of fundamental rights) in circumstances where a writ of habeas corpus was dismissed? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0085 Sancus Financial Holdings Ltd and others (Appellants) v Holm and another (Respondents) (British Virgin Islands) Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) Did the courts below wrongly decide that the appellants and respondents had entered into a contract, and that the appellants had acted in breach of it? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0041 Katic (Appellant) v Republic of Croatia (Respondent) The Supreme Court of Gibraltar The appeal concerns a challenge to the validity of a European Arrest Warrant issued for the Appellant in February 2019 in Croatia. Full case details
JCPC 2020/0030 Dawn Satterswaite and 2 others (Respondents) v Bobbette Smalling (Appellant) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether certain items seized pursuant to a warrant from the premises of the Respondent, an attorney-at-law, were outside the scope of the warrant or covered by legal professional privilege (LPP), such that their unsealing and examination by Jamaica’s Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) should not have been permitted. 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 2021/0003 Sagicor Bank Jamaica Ltd (Respondent) v YP Seaton (Appellant) (Jamaica) Court of Appeal of Jamaica Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the Appellants were due repayment of JMD 9,200,000 rather than JMD 15,254,583.69 Full case details
JCPC 2020/0026 Jack Austin Warner (Appellant) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Is the Extradition (United States of America) Order unlawful and ultra vires the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0031 A&A Mechanical Contractors and Company Ltd (Appellant) v Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago (Respondents) (Trinidad & Tobago) Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Whether the Court of Appeal erred in allowing PCTT’s appeal including (i) in finding that the letter of 23 June 2008 was without prejudice or inadmissible, (ii) in its approach to other evidence, and / or (iii) in failing to make an award with respect to interest? 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 2020/0065 Grand View Private Trust Company and another (Respondents) v Wen-Young Wong and others (Appellants) (Bermuda) Court of Appeal for Bermuda Was the amendment of a Bermudan trust’s beneficiaries and the transfer of the trust’s assets to another entity by its trustee (i) beyond the scope of the trustee’s powers, a fraud on the trustees’ powers or otherwise invalid, or (ii) in violation of the terms of the trust deed, so as to render the purported amendment and transfer void? Full case details
JCPC 2020/0064 Grand View Private Trust Company and another (Respondents) v Wen-Young Wong and others (Appellants) (Bermuda) Court of Appeal for Bermuda Was the amendment of a Bermudan trust’s beneficiaries and the transfer of the trust’s assets to another entity by its trustee (i) beyond the scope of the trustee’s powers, a fraud on the trustees’ powers or otherwise invalid, or (ii) in violation of the terms of the trust deed, so as to render the purported amendment and transfer void? 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 2018/0072 Gulf View Medical Centre Ltd (Appellant) v Tesheira (The Executrix of the Estate of Russell Teshiera) (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 2021/0022 Stubbs (Appellant) v The Queen (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 2021/0002 ITG Ltd and others (Respondents) v Fort Trustees Ltd and another (Appellants) (Guernsey) Guernsey Court of Appeal Should the assets of an insolvent trust be distributed: on a pari passu basis between current and former trustees or between former and current trustees on the basis that their rights rank according to time? Full case details
JCPC 2019/0119 Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd (Respondent) v Halabi (in his capacity as Executor of the Estate of the Late Madam Intisar Nouri) (Appellant) (Jersey) Court of Appeal of Jersey Whether the claim of a former trustee of a Jersey law trust takes priority over the claims of successor trustees on a first in time basis and trust creditors and what is the status of a trustee’s right of indemnity and associated equitable lien in relation to a trust governed by Jersey law. 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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