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Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Brilliant Investments Limited is at it again, this time in the Court of Appeal, in its bid to hold on to properties purchased by it and transferred to a third party on the instructions of well-known attorney-at-law, Jennifer Messado, without its...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Today’s Legal Scoop will focus on the recent, much-talked-about case in which the demolition of a multi-family residence (the development) in the Vale Royal, ‘Golden Triangle’, community, was ordered. Applications before the Court The judgment...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

There is a popular view in Jamaica that where a public holiday falls on a weekend it should be celebrated on a weekday. This year both Emancipation Day and Boxing Day fall on a Saturday and, up to this point, there has been no indication that they...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

In recent times, we have heard through the media of the impending sale of Jamaica Beverages Limited (JBL) to satisfy, among other reasons, a staggering, estimated $560-million personal injury award against that company. In our last column, we...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

In recent times, we have heard through the media of the impending sale of Jamaica Beverages Limited (JBL) to satisfy a staggering $560-million personal injury award against that company. It is not surprising that the award has necessitated the...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

A very well-written judgment out of the Supreme Court, recently, is that of Justice D. Fraser’s, in a case brought by Branch Developments Limited t/a lberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel (Iberostar) against the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited (BNS)...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The recent Court of Appeal case of R v Shanor Bertram is another interesting one. Shanor Bertram appealed against his conviction in the High Court Division of the Gun Court held at St Ann’s Bay for the offences of illegal possession of firearm,...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Another interesting judgment coming out of the Court of Appeal very recently (September 2019) has been the case of Paul Haughton v R. The appeal primarily turned on whether, having regard to the circumstances of the particular case, it was...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The last time this column was printed, ‘Why Jamaican directors should give a heck about Jennifer Messado’s personal assistant’, we looked at the judgment of Justice Laing in Brilliant Investments Limited v Jennifer Messado, Jennifer Braham and Rory...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

One of several cases involving Jennifer Messado since her ignominious fall from the pinnacles of legal stardom is the case brought at the instance of Brilliant Investments, the judgment for which was recently handed down. The Legal Scoop intends...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, you would have heard, or in the case of the Legal Scoop, even noticed, agitated activity around the possession of that prime piece of real estate opposite Devon House during the past year or so...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

In light of the pending leadership challenge to Dr Peter Phillips by Peter Bunting, the Legal Scoop has decided this week to share with readers what they can expect in the lead-up to, and at the annual conference itself, according to the People’s...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Here is another interesting recent decision, this time in the Supreme Court before Justice David Batts. The claimants Glen Norman Day and Marlene Day, husband and wife and medical doctors, claimed against their colleague and “erstwhile” friend...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

 An interesting case coming out of the Court of Appeal recently is the case of Mervin Henry v R. In this case, heard before the Hon Mr Justice Morrison (president), the Hon Mr Justice F. Williams (Ja) and the Hon Mr...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

This week’s Legal Scoop constitutes a column submitted by Ruel Gibson, attorney-at-law, on the recent pronouncements by Senator Lambert Brown on certain sections of the Trust Bill. The column is set out verbatim below. Recently, quite a stir was...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

In recent weeks, months even, Jamaicans at home and abroad have been bombarded with images of a young lady who goes by the moniker ‘Mackerel’. My own brother reached out from South Korea to find out who this Mackerel person was after seeing clips...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

A bunch of black people walking around with lightened pigmentation, broad hats, long sleeves and gloves to protect our skin from the sun. A people with varying shades of ‘pretty hair’ and ‘high colour’. When asked about our ancestry, we...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The case of Barbican Heights Limited (BHL) v Seafood and Ting International Ltd (STIL). Another interesting recent ruling in the Court of Appeal was the case of Barbican Heights Limited (BHL) v Seafood and Ting International Limited (STIL),...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

There is legislation in Jamaica that speaks to the property rights of parties who have been married or were in a common-law relationship (Property Rights of Spouses Act). There is, however, no legislation that speaks to the property rights of...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 came into effect on April 1, 2018. It is very important legislation with far-reaching consequences. As such, Legal Scoop has decided to sensitise readers on the implications of the act in a series of columns....

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The Limitation Act, Section 3, provides, in summary, that no person shall have any right to sue for recovery of possession of land or for rent from the land after 12 years have passed since the first opportunity to sue. In other words, after 12...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 (the act) came into effect on April 1, 2018. It is a very important piece of legislation with far-reaching consequences. As such, Legal Scoop has decided to sensitise readers on the implications of the act in...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 (the act) came into effect on April 1, 2018. It is very important legislation with far-reaching consequences. As such, The Legal Scoop has decided to sensitise readers to the implications of the law in a...

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Recently, Legal Scoop came across a rather interesting judgment from the Court of Appeal arising from a dispute between NCB and Surrey Hotel Management Ltd, operators of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel (Surrey). NCB was represented by Myers, Fletcher and...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Obeah and other forms of spiritualism have become far more acceptable in modern society. Obeah women now live in gated complexes, while obeah men hold retirement parties heralded in the media with tickets going fast. But what do the laws of Jamaica...

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