Jamaica is a country that is governed by the Rule of Law. Our citizens are very conscious of that fact and keep our courts very busy in an effort to vindicate their rights. Our judges are very conscious of their role and responsibility and do all within their power to deliver justice to those who invoke the intervention of the courts.

The Court of Appeal came into being at the time of independence. The judges of this court exercise great care in reviewing the decisions of the lower courts and tribunals, against which complaints are made. We give reasons for all of our decisions, and invite the public at large to inform themselves of these reasons by accessing them on the website of the court. An informed public helps in the building of a strong nation. 


There will be a special sitting of the Court of Appeal in the Western Region at the Parish Court Building, Lucea, Hanover during the week commencing 10 July 2017. During the course of the special sitting, a sub registry of the Court of Appeal will be in operation at the Parish Court Building, Lucea, Hanover. Persons who need to file documents for the Court of Appeal may do so at the sub registry.


Please be advised that on 20 April 2017 the Court of Appeal issued Practice Direction No 1/2017 which relates to the form of citation of unreported judgments delivered prior to 1 February 2010. This Practice Direction takes effect on 24 April 2017. See document here.