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xliii, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Commencement of proceedings
  • Responding to a claim
  • Service out of the jurisdiction
  • Parties and joinder
  • Ancillary claims
  • Default judgments
  • Summary judgment
  • Case management
  • Amendments to statements of case
  • Applications for court orders
  • Interim injunctions
  • Freezing ('mareva') injunctions and search ('Anton Piller') orders
  • Disclosure and inspection of documents
  • Requests for further information
  • Security for costs
  • Offers to settle and payments into court
  • Interim payments
  • Striking out and discontinuance
  • Expert witnesses
  • Affidavits
  • Witness statements
  • Pre-trial review
  • Trial, judgments and orders
  • Costs
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Appeals.
This new fourth edition of a well-established book is a timely response to the continuing development of the new rules of civil procedure in force in most of the jurisdictions of the English-speaking Caribbean. The new edition has been substantially revised to cover amendments to, and recent case law interpreting and applying, the Civil Procedure Rules of the various territories. It is essential reading for law students and legal practitioners in the region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138021624 20170410
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xix, 453 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to legal systems
  • Law of obligations : making the contract
  • Law of obligations : attacking the contract
  • Law of obligations : torts
  • Criminalising business activities
  • The law of agency
  • Internet law and business.
Now in its third edition, Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law continues to break away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency. Taking a panoramic view, it explores the foundation of various legal systems before examining areas of legal liability that affect business activities. These include areas such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, agency and internet law which present significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law principles in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but, where appropriate, also embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also explores the United States as a non-Commonwealth jurisdiction, given the increasing importance in the Caribbean of judicial pronouncements relating to internet law from this territory. Using excerpts from key judgments, the book allows students, particularly those with a non-legal background, to understand key legal principles for business as presented by the judiciary and draws parallels between legal theory and business practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138024274 20160618
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Book
lx, 489 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Trespass to the person
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Negligence
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Employers' liability
  • Nuisance
  • The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
  • Liability for animals
  • Defamation
  • Passing off
  • Vicarious liability
  • General defences
  • Damages for personal injuries and death
  • Medical negligence in the Commonwealth Caribbean / Roy Anderson
  • The developing tort of misuse of private information / Vanessa Kodilinye.
Tort law is a subject of primary importance in the study and practice of the common law in Caribbean jurisdictions. This work is now well established as the leading text on tort law in the region, and this fifth edition has been updated throughout to incorporate developments in law and legal thinking, including special contributions on medical negligence and the misuse of private information from the Hon Justice Roy Anderson and Dr Vanessa Kodilinye. The accessible writing style and integration of up-to-date material enables students to grasp the salient points and develop a thorough understanding of Tort Law in the Caribbean. Although conceived primarily as a text for the LLB degree courses in Caribbean universities, Commonwealth Caribbean Tort Law is also essential reading for students preparing for the CAPE Law examinations and the various paralegal courses in the region. Legal practitioners will find the book useful as a work of ready reference, and it will also be of interest to those business executives, industrialists, insurance agents and journalists who require some knowledge of this most important area of the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415723046 20170418
Law Library (Crown)
Book
lvi, 517 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foundations
  • Constitutional structures of government
  • Interpretation
  • Supremacy of the constitution
  • Judicial review
  • The rule of law
  • The distribution and separation of governmental powers
  • Judicial independence
  • Fundamental rights and freedoms
  • Constitutional change and development.
"This book explores the different systems of constitutional governance that exist in the independent states and overseas territories in the Anglophone Caribbean, and examines the core principles associated with constitutional law in this region"--Preface.
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Book
xxviii, 299 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY 2. THE HEAD OF STATE 3. ELECTORAL SYSTEMS 4. THE EXECUTIVE 5. PARLIAMENT 6. THE CONSTITUIONAL ROLE OF THE COURTS 7. THE CONSTITUIONAL IMPLICATIONS 8. POST-INDEPENDENCE CONSTITUIONAL REFORM.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849461528 20160616
The Commonwealth Caribbean comprises a group of countries (mainly islands) lying in an arc between Florida in the north and Venezuela in the south. Varying widely in terms of their size, population, ethnic composition and economic wealth, these countries are, nevertheless, linked by their shared experience of colonial rule under the British Empire and their decision, upon attaining independence, to adopt a constitutional system of government based on the so-called 'Westminster model'. Since independence these countries have, in the main, enjoyed a sustained period of relative political stability, which is in marked contrast to the experience of former British colonies in Africa and Asia. This book seeks to explore how much of this is due to their constitutional arrangements by examining the constitutional systems of these countries in their context and questioning how well the Westminster model of democracy has successfully adapted to its transplantation to the Commonwealth Caribbean. While taking due account of the region's colonial past and its imprint on postcolonial constitutionalism, the book also considers notable developments that have occurred since independence. These include the transformation of Guyana from a parliamentary democracy to a Cooperative Republic with an executive president; the creation of a Caribbean Single Market and Economy and its implications for national sovereignty; and the replacement of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council by the Caribbean Court of Justice as the final court of appeal for a number of countries in the region. The book also addresses the resurgence of interest in constitutional reform across the region in the last two decades, which has culminated in demands for radical reforms of the Westminster model of government and the severance of all remaining links with colonial rule.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849461528 20160616
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Book
xxxiv, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Grounds for judicial review
  • Natural justice
  • Obstacles to a judicial determination of the merits of a judicial review application
  • Conduct of judicial review proceedings
  • Remedies
  • Breaking new grounds.
The establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice sees the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean at an important and exciting judicial crossroads. Debate, often acrimonious, continues over the abolishment of ties to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and, increasingly those influencing the debate are a more educated and articulate Caribbean people, insisting on proper governance of the area's public bodies. This new book analyzes judicial review, a mechanism for achieving public justice, through emerging case law in the hope that it will cast light on the jurisprudential evolution of Caribbean society in the twenty-first century. Bringing together cases and materials on judicial review in the Caribbean for the first time, this book examines what judicial review is, before going on to discuss the grounds, obstacles and conduct within the judicial review process. It concludes by examining the future of judicial review and justice more generally in the Caribbean. Legal professionals in the Caribbean will find it a useful and comprehensive reference tool.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845680428 20170321
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Book
ix, 398 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Toward a West Indian hermeneutics : the role of the Caribbean Court of Justice
  • Legal hermeneutics : a philosophical critique
  • Controversial propositions of law and the positivist embarrassment : the Hart/Dworkin debate reconsidered
  • On reading the Ninth Amendment : a reply to Raoul Berger
  • A poetic for law : constitutional theory as metaphor
  • Reading Dred Scott, Plessy, and Brown : toward a constitutional hermeneutics
  • West Indian constitutional discourse : a poetics of reconstruction.
"The critical importance of interpretation to the enterprise of constitutional adjudication has been highlighted recently by several cases out of the Commonwealth Caribbean. In Reading Text and Polity, noted law Professor Simeon McIntosh contends that hermeneutics - the art of interpretation - is central to how Caribbean constitutions are read and in turn, is a fundamental political act defining not only individuals, but communities. In this collection of essays, McIntosh argues that the received ways of reading Caribbean Constitutions have resulted in Caribbean societies being trapped within a colonial hermeneutic. Confronted with some of the same philosophical issues evident in American constitutional theory, Caribbean constitutional theory has also had to deal with judicial authority and the constraints on legitimate interpretation. The retention of the special savings clause in most of the Caribbean constitutions has resulted in a fixing of the meaning of the constitutional text giving rise to a virtual cap on the nature and scope of adjudication and consequently the true authority of the Judicial system in a constitutional democracy. Reading Text and Polity addresses this fundamental challenge of interpretation and implications for the role of the Caribbean Court of Justice. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789768167576 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
Book
liv, 404 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Jurisdiction 2. Abuse of Process 3. Arrest, Search and Seizure 4. Prosecution and Bail 5. Initiation of Proceedings 6. The Plea 7. Summary Trial 8. Summary Appeals 9. Triable Either Way 10. Committal Proceedings 11. Paper Committals and Committal for Sentence 12. Preliminaries to Indictable Trial 13. The Course of an Indictable Trial 14. The Jury 15. The Verdict 16. Criminal Appeals 17. Sentencing 18. Juveniles 19. Extradition.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415554848 20160604
The third edition of this bestselling book has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent developments in the law and includes a new chapter on extradition. The only textbook that explores criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, the book clarifies the state law in each of the eleven jurisdictions, making it clear when laws are the same or similar and highlighting where differences between jurisdictions occur. Both statute law and common law are examined in the relevant jurisdictions which include Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Grenada amongst others. The impact of statutory changes in the laws are analyzed, as well as recent developments in the common law. Throughout the text the statutory law in the Commonwealth Caribbean is compared to similar English legislation, in the light of the analysis of such legislation in English case law. Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure is the recommended textbook for all professional law schools in the Commonwealth Caribbean and is used at regional universities as a reference book for criminal justice students. In addition, as the only the book which deals specifically with criminal practice and procedure in the regions, it has proved a valuable reference tool for legal practitioners, judicial officers and police officers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415554848 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvii, 427 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction to Legal Systems 2. Law of Obligations: Making the Contract 3. Law of Obligations: Attacking the Contract 4. Law of Obligations: Torts 5. Criminalising Business Activities 6. Law of Agency 7. Internet Law and Business.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415550482 20160604
Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law breaks away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency. The book takes a panoramic view of the foundation of various legal systems with a subsequent examination of different areas of legal liability that may affect business activities. These areas include contract law, agency, tort law, criminal law, and internet law as significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but also, where appropriate, embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. With respect to internet law, the proliferation of judicial pronouncements emerging from the United States provided the platform for the only non-Commonwealth treatment of a topic. The approach of the book is to use excerpts from judgments so as to allow students, particularly the non-legal student, to understand legal principles as espoused by the judiciary without the filtering bias of authors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415550482 20160604
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Book
xxxii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Commencement of proceedings 3. Responding to a claim 4. Service out of the jurisdiction 5. Parties and joinder 6. Ancillary claims 7. Default judgments 8. Summary judgment 9. Case management 10. Amendments to statements of case 11. Applications for court orders 12. Interlocutary injunctions 13. Freezing 'Mareva' injunctions and orders 14. Dosclosure and inspection of documents 15. Requests for further information 16. Security for costs 17. Offers to settle and payments into court 18. Interim payments 19. Striking out and discontinuance 20. Expert witnesses 21. Affidavits 22. Witness statements 23. Pre-trial review 24. Trial, judgments and orders 25. Costs 26. Enforcement of judgments 27. Appeals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415472319 20160527
This new edition of a well-established book is a timely response to the enactment during the past 3 to 5 years of new rules of civil procedure which are now in force, or are soon coming into force in the vast majority of Caribbean jurisdictions. The third edition has been substantially revised and augmented to take into account the revision of the rules and covers the new rules in detail. The book also provides coverage of the recent case-law coming out of Jamaica and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), under the new rules of civil procedure. This book is essential reading for students of Commonwealth Caribbean law as well as anyone wishing to get to grips with the new rules of civil procedure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415472319 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xlix, 417 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Trespass to the person
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Negligence
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Employers' liability
  • Nuisance
  • The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
  • Liability for animals
  • Defamation
  • Passing off
  • Vicarious liability
  • General defences
  • Damages for personal injuries and death.
Tort law is a subject of primary importance in the study and practice of common law in the Caribbean. This work is now well established as the leading text on tort law in the region, and the fourth edition incorporates developments in law and legal thinking, including recent case law concerning defamation, privacy and vicarious liability. The chapters on employer's liability and damages have been extensively revised to take account of changes to the law, while throughout the book extracts of key cases have been more thoroughly integrated into the text in order to help students grasp the salient points. Although conceived primarily as a text for the LLB degree courses in Caribbean universities, this book is also essential reading for students preparing for the CAPE Law examinations and the various paralegal courses in the region. Legal practitioners will find the book useful as a work of ready reference, and it will also be of interest to those business executives, industrialists, insurance agents and journalists who require some knowledge of this most important area of the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415492775 20160527
A text on tort law in the Caribbean region that incorporates the developments in the law including cases concerning defamation, privacy and vicarious liability. It features chapters on employer's liability and damages that take account of changes to the law, and integrates extracts of key cases in order to help students grasp the salient points.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415545785 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxxix, 447 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to law and legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • The historical function of law in the West Indies : creating a future from a troubled past
  • Legal traditions : types of legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • The hybrid legal systems of St Lucia and Guyana
  • The reception or imposition of law and its significance to Caribbean jurisdictions
  • Introduction to sources of law
  • The written constitution as a legal source
  • The common law and the operation of the doctrine of judicial precedent in the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • Equity as a source of law
  • Custom as a source of law
  • Convention as a source of law
  • International law as a source of law
  • Legislation as a source of law
  • Statutory interpretation
  • The court system of the Commonwealth Caribbean
  • The Privy Council
  • The renewed initiative towards a Caribbean court of justice
  • Specialised courts, tribunals and functions
  • The jury system
  • The office of the ombudsman
  • Alternative dispute mechanisms : arbitration, negotiation and commissions of inquiry.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xlii, 356 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Sources of Caribbean Constitutional Law-- 2. The Rule of Law-- 3. The Sovereignty of Parliament-- 4. The separation of Powers-- 5. The Conventions of the Constitution-- 6. Leading Bills of Rights Cases-- 7. The Agony of St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla-- 8. Constitutional Travel in Guyana-- 9. Vicissitudes in Trinidad and Tobago-- 10. Grenada - Grenada's Revolution and Beyond-- 11. Dominica, St Vincent, St Lucia, a New Federal Attempt-- 12. Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica and Belize-- 13. The Judiciary-- 14. The Public Service-- 15. Heads of State-- 16. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859416914 20160527
This book includes the reforms proposed by the various Caribbean Commissions since 1985, making it a comprehensive guide to constitutional law in the Caribbean. It outlines sources of the law and developing changes in the doctrine of sovereignty of Parliament and the Conventions of the Constitution as well as in the role of the Public Service. There is also an expanded commentary on the Caribbean judiciary in which special reference is made to the proposed Caribbean Court of Justice.Caribbean Constitutional Law will be valuable to students of law and political science and practitioners wishing to renew their acquaintance with the basic concepts of constitutional law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859416914 20160527
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Book
lxii, 524 p. : forms ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xliii, 346 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The nature and functions of law-- the role of law in Commonwealth Caribbean Society-- the classification of legal systems into legal traditions-- identifying legal traditions-- the reception of law and its significance to Caribbean jurisprudence-- the advent of the written constitution-- the common law and equity-- custom as a source of law-- international law and the law of caricom-- legislation-- delegated legislation and the ultra vires principle-- statutory interpretation-- courts structure and jurisdiction-- judicial committee of the privy council as a final court of appeal - problems and prospects-- role and relevance of the jury system.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859414231 20160527
This text traces the law and legal systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean and its development from the common law system. The legal and historical sources of law are discussed, covering jurisprudence, custom and law of caricom. The administration of justice is also explored.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859414231 20160527
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Book
xx, 347 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This is a study of women and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789766400699 20160528
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Book
xii, 140 p. ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

18. The OECS law reports [1991 - 1995]

Journal/Periodical
3 v. ; 23 cm.
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xxi, 370 p. ; 26 cm.
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Journal/Periodical
v. ; 23 cm.
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