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The Registry of the Court of Appeal is the office in which documents related to applications and appeals to the Court, pursuant to the relevant statutes and the Court of Appeal Rules, are filed.The Registrar of the Court of Appeal, assisted by the Deputy Registrar, oversees the functions of the Registry.
The Registrar is required to be a member of the Bar of Jamaica, England or Northern Ireland or of the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland, or a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Jamaica or of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England, Scotland or Northern Ireland or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland.
The Registrar performs such duties as shall be necessary for the due conduct and discharge of the business of the Court and as the President of the Court shall direct. The Registrar is required to take all necessary steps for obtaining a hearing of any appeals or applications, and shall obtain and lay before the Court of Appeal in proper form all documents, exhibits and other things relating to the proceedings in the court before which the case, or the appellant or applicant, was tried which appear necessary for the proper determination of the appeal or application.
The Deputy Registrar is required to be a member of the Bar of Jamaica, England or Northern Ireland or a member of the Jamaica Bar or of the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland, or a Solicitor ofthe Supreme Court or of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England, Scotland or Northern Ireland or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland. Subject to the general or special directions of the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar shall assist the Registrar in the performance of the duties of Registrar. In the exercise of the office the Deputy Registrar shall have all and singular the like authorities, powers, duties, immunities and liabilities of the Registrar.
The Registry is opened to the public during the following hours:
Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Registry is closed on public holidays.