Green v Half Moon Bay Hotel (Antigua and Barbuda): PC 2 Jun 2009

The claimant appealed on the basis that the appeal court had not given reasons for its decision rejecting his appeal.
Held: There were real grounds to doubt elements of the applicant’s version of events, but in essence the appeal had been about whether any arguable issue of law arose. None had in fact been shown. The claimant had been able to understand why his appeal was rejected, and ‘where an appeal is possible only on a point of law quite brief reasons may be sufficient.’


Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury


[2009] UKPC 23




AppliedEnglish v Emery Reimbold and Strick Ltd; etc, (Practice Note) CA 30-Apr-2002
Judge’s Reasons Must Show How Reached
In each case appeals were made, following Flannery, complaining of a lack of reasons given by the judge for his decision.
Held: Human Rights jurisprudence required judges to put parties into a position where they could understand how the . .
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Commonwealth, Litigation Practice

Updated: 26 July 2022; Ref: scu.346617