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The Royal Mail Steampacket Company v. Braham, 1877

[civil procedure]

The Royal Mail Steampacket Company v. Braham

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
9 February 1877
Source: The Times, 10 February 1877

LAW REPORT.
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, Feb. 9.
(Present - Sir James Colville, Sir Barnes Peacock, Sir Montague Smith, and Sir Robert Collier.)
THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMPACKET COMPANY v. BRAHAM.
  This was an appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court of Judicature in the Island of Jamaica.
  Mr. Day, Q.C., and Mr. Finlay were counsel for the appellants; Mr. Arthur Cohen, Q.C., and Mr. Heslop for the respondent.
  The question involved in the appeal was whether under Jamaica law, substituted service of the writ and other proceedings in an action brought in the Supreme Court by the respondent against the Company could or could not be legally effected on their resident superintendent at Jamaica. This point was decided against the Company by Mr. Justice Ker, a Judge of the Supreme Court, and afterwards by the full Court itself. From those judgments the Company now appealed to the Queen in Council.
  The arguments had no public interest.
  Their Lordships took time to consider their judgment.

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