Mr Marco Turnquest

Marco Turnquest

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Litigation

Court of Appeal confirms 'no leave to appeal' ruling
Bahamas | 02 August 2011

Crawford International recently appealed a judgment relating to the determination of a preliminary issue concerning the scope of a management contract. A preliminary objection was taken to the appeal on the basis that the judgment was interlocutory and no leave to appeal had been obtained. However, the appeal court determined that the judgment on the preliminary issue was final rather than interlocutory, and as such no leave was required.

Private Client & Offshore Services

Privy Council clarifies Bahamian law on appealing interlocutory judgments
Bahamas | 15 June 2017

There has been some debate over the lack of clarity regarding the concurrent jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal as to where and when applications for leave to appeal and stays should be made. A recent Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruling has clarified this area of the law and given attorneys clear guidance regarding the proper procedure for appealing interlocutory judgments and applying for a stay pending appeal in the Bahamas.

Judicial and Legal Services Commission: obligation to consider applications
Bahamas | 29 September 2011

In early 2011 Cheryl Grant-Bethel, the former Deputy Directory of Public Prosecutions, brought a case against John Delaney QC in relation to the Judicial and Legal Services Commission's failure to consider her application to be appointed director of public prosecutions. The case raised a number of important and novel issues relating to the obligations of the commission to consider applications for legal positions in the civil service.

Court of Appeal confirms 'no leave to appeal' ruling
Bahamas | 04 August 2011

Crawford International recently appealed a judgment relating to the determination of a preliminary issue concerning the scope of a management contract. A preliminary objection was taken to the appeal on the basis that the judgment was interlocutory and no leave to appeal had been obtained. However, the appeal court determined that the judgment on the preliminary issue was final rather than interlocutory, and as such no leave was required.