When someone is
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understands this reality, as the team of solicitors is well
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"The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is
the court of final appeal for those Commonwealth countries which
have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case
of Republics, to the Judicial Committee. It is also the final appeal
court for the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and United Kingdom
overseas territories. It also has certain domestic jurisdiction
within the United Kingdom, including the function of being the court
of final appeal for determining "devolution issues" under the United
Kingdom devolution statutes of 1998. For further details see below
and under Jurisdiction.
Five judges normally sit to hear appeals (except
appeals from United Kingdom professional bodies) and three for other
The Judicial Committee deals with about 65-75
appeals a year. For further details see Statistics. The Court sits in
Downing Street. Before an appeal can be brought to the Judicial
Committee, leave is usually required.
The Privy Council Office currently forms a
separate and independent part of the Constitution Directorate of the
Ministry of Justice. The Office's Ministerial Head is the Lord
President of the Council, the Rt Hon the Lord Mandelson. The Clerk of
the Council is Judith Simpson.
It has two principal functions:
The Privy Council Office is the Secretariat of
the Privy Council. The Privy Council is the mechanism through which
interdepartmental agreement is reached on those items of Government
business which, for historical or other reasons, fall to Ministers as
Privy Counsellors rather than as Departmental Ministers. This
includes much business under the Royal Prerogative, including the
affairs of Chartered bodies, as well as statutory areas where an Act
of Parliament has given an order-making power to the Privy Council.
Privy Council History Cases of
James P Ramdhun, Advocate
These cited cases among many others had
unusual features and required intelligent and specialised skill to
argue the merit of them successfully.
Mantoor Ramdhanie &
Others v The State of Trinidad & Tobago P.C Appeal No.47 of 2004
(Case heard on December 2005 Appeal No. ) -
....Where 4 accused
were imprisoned for life being charged with trafficking Class 1 drugs, on
appeal to P.C all of them were acquitted.
The advocate accepted the brief on a no win no fee basis on behalf
of two of the accused due to clients being poor persons.
v The State of Trinidad & Tobago Appeal No.3 2004 -
....Accused claimed to
have been framed by police officers, convicted & sentenced,
acquitted on Appeal,
a case which highlights the force, the power and influence of
Kailaysur v The State of Mauritius P.C Appeal No.23 2004 -
Petition to obtain leave to appeal . Accused was convicted and
sentenced. Appeal to PC on the basis that the Supreme Court ought
not to have increased the sentence. To avoid the substance to be
heard on Petition being granted by the Privy Council, Counsel
invited the Board to deal with the merit at the same time as there
was no further substantial argument to be advanced at the main
trial. The Board agreed and stated that although such course to be
adopted for is not the rules namely to treat hearing of a Petition
as a hearing of Appeal, it had the power to use the discretion and
having considered the merit of the case, it allowed the appeal,
case that reflects the poor and weak judgment of the Judges.
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