Privy Council

Recent news from the JCPC: January 2017

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In November 2016, the JCPC in London heard its first ever video-link case. The case ‘Cono Cono and Co Ltd (Appellant) v Veerasamy and others (Respondents)’ More …

Landmark judgment in backwards tracing appeal handed down by Privy Council

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The Privy Council has today handed down the hotly anticipated decision in Durant International Corporation and another (Appellants) v The Federal Republic of Brazil and another (Respondents). More …

Privy Council concludes that Cambridge Gas was wrongly decided

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A landmark decision was handed down this morning in an Appeal from the Court of Appeal in Bermuda by the Privy Council. More …

The History and Jurisdiction of the Privy Council

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The jurisdiction of the Privy Council originated at the Norman conquest with the premise that, “The King is the fountain of all justice throughout his Dominions, and exercises jurisdiction in his Council, which act in an advisory capacity to the Crown.” More …

Judges aware of Counsel's advice to a party, unfair conduct of trial

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In the case of Marie Joseph Charles Robert Lesage v the Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (2012 UK PC41) the Privy Council considered, in circumstances where the defendant had written to the Chief Justice sending him a copy of a letter written to the defendant by his counsel advising him to accept terms of settlement, the judges should have recused themselves. More …