08 November 2019
Time is of essence

Time is of essence


This phrase is used in everyday parlance, but carries tremendous significance in contract law. In a contract relating to the sale of land or for const...
01 November 2019
Witness summonses

Witness summonses


You could be summoned to a civil or a criminal court to give evidence in a matter that you have knowledge of. If you were present when the events occu...
25 October 2019
Save our children

Save our children


There needs to be more focus on the issue of child abuse and its prevention. Abuse could be physical, as well as sexual, and could have a psychologica...
18 October 2019
Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences


The Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines list the following as sexual offences:- rape, indecent assault, incest by a man or woman, buggery, intercou...
11 October 2019
Sexual predators

Sexual predators


I have written on sexual offences before, but the recent ranking of countries according to the rate of sexual offences has prompted me to revisit the ...
04 October 2019
Rape! Underage?

Rape! Underage?


Victim: 13 years old! Ten accused rapists/ abusers/ school children, all between the ages of 14 and 16 years. Crime scene - school! This is really bad...
27 September 2019
Preceding the trial

Preceding the trial


The term “case management” has been used in business and health care long before its usage in law. Case management is a useful tool for conducting...
20 September 2019
Preparing for trial

Preparing for trial


Civil Procedure Rules 2000 (CPR2000) brought the useful tool of case management to the court. Case management is not only done to prepare cases for tr...
13 September 2019
Assessment of damages-2

Assessment of damages-2


Special Damages continued
ONE PRINCIPLE THAT is important to parties in Assessment of damages and in particular, special damages, is that a defendant ...
06 September 2019
Assessment of Damages

Assessment of Damages


When a judge makes a decision in an accident case the injured party would be awarded damages. After the judge makes a decision on the substance of the...