05 August 2005
One year since…

One year since…


This week marks one year since I started this column. It is a public service which I enjoy bringing to you, but had it not been for the generosity and...
22 July 2005
Rules of the CCJ – Part 2

Rules of the CCJ – Part 2


Last week I dealt with the Rules of the CCJ which came into force on June 14, 2005. This week I will continue to highlight some of the procedural r...
15 July 2005
The rules of the Caribbean court of Justice (CCJ)

The rules of the Caribbean court of Justice (CCJ)


By now you would know that Rules of court are set out to guide the procedures of every court. They are either set out alongside the substantive law or...
08 July 2005
Applying for grant of Letters of Administration

Applying for grant of Letters of Administration


The law concerning probate matters is extensive and my brief notes would never be able to bring you everything on the topic. I hope that I have satisf...
01 July 2005
The role of the executor of a will

The role of the executor of a will


After a person dies, the will becomes effective. It must now be produced for the guidance of the executor. It is likely that the testator would have ...
24 June 2005
Making a will – Part II

Making a will – Part II


Many people are of the belief that only rich people make wills. This is a myth because the amount of property owned is irrelevant. If someone dies in ...
17 June 2005
Making a will

Making a will


There are certain things that one has to do in one's life time which may not be pleasurable but which are nonetheless necessary. I consider the making...
10 June 2005
Annulment of a marriage

Annulment of a marriage


After looking at how a divorce ends or dissolves a marriage we can now look at annulment that can also end a ‘marriage’. Under the Matrimoni...
27 May 2005
Orders before or after the decree of divorce

Orders before or after the decree of divorce


There is no scientific formula to determine financial relief for the parties. The judge has a wide discretion to make a decision based on statute and ...
20 May 2005
A big money case

A big money case


In September 2003, the case of Stonish v Stonish was decided, two to one, by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean States in Tortola, British V...