INTRODUCTION TO WEBSITE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL

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. 

Notices

                                                                                                                                                                PUBLIC ADVISORY

Please be advised that as a result of the impending impact of Hurricane Beryl, the Court of Appeal will close on 2 July 2024 at 12 noon. The court will remain closed to the public on Wednesday 3 July 2024,  Thursday 4 July 2024 and Friday 5 July 2024. Persons with queries may send same to [email protected] . Persons with deadlines to file documents during the period in which the court is closed, may forward same to [email protected] and submit the hard copies when the court reopens. We urge everyone to remain safe at this time.

 

THE COURT OF APPEAL 

The public is hereby advised of the availability of access to the virtual hearings of matters set for open court at the Court of Appeal. Persons interested in observing matters being heard in open court are asked to consult the court lists which are published on this website and to send an email to [email protected] indicating the matter(s) they wish to observe. The registry will by email provide the relevant Zoom access information. Please consult Practice Direction No 1 of 2021 (see link below) for the Zoom hearing protocols.  Please note that the audio or video recording of the court's proceedings is strictly prohibited. Any person who breaches this restriction will be subject to proceedings for contempt of court.

 

Practice Directions and Notes

Practice Direction No 1/2023 - Resumption of In-Person Hearings

 


 

 

NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW - 3 APRIL 2023

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NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW