The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and for those Commonwealth countries that have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of Republics, to the Judicial Committee. It also has other domestic jurisdiction within the United Kingdom, hearing appeals from medical and veterinary disciplinary bodies and in certain ecclesiastical cases.
Our Privy Council team acts in civil and criminal appeals, representing both appellants and respondents.
Our clients include companies, banks, trusts and individuals from every jurisdiction that has the right of appeal to the Privy Council including Gibraltar, Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Mauritius and Grenada.
Examples of the work undertaken by our Privy Council team include the following Privy Council appeals:
Our team has been acting as Privy Council agents for over 25 years. We are members of the Judicial Committee Users' Group. We attend the Users' Group regularly to provide input and suggestions on the appeals procedure.
On 24th March, the Privy Council handed down Judgment in an appeal from the Court of Appeal of Mauritius.
National Stadium Project (Grenada) Corporation v NH International (Caribbean) Limited - the Privy Council finds that Court of Appeal erred in deciding appeal without hearing on merits.
Blake Morgan Privy Council group acts for Pfizer in appeal out of Jamaica. The Appeal concerned drug patents and The Patents Act 1857.
An article published in The Lawyer magazine in April 2014 discusses the apparent reduction in dissenting Judgments in the Supreme Court.
Following recent queries from clients, we thought it worthwhile posting a reminder about the rules for dress in the Privy Council following a dispensation.
Since Easter 2014 the Privy Council has introduced changes to the way that bookings of private meeting rooms are handled.
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)’
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).
A landmark decision was handed down this morning in an Appeal from the Court of Appeal in Bermuda by the Privy Council.