VEXATIOUS LITIGANT

Often times in Vanuatu persons may file the same case before the court on a number of occasions because they were not happy with the judgment of the court in the previous case or some persons may simply

CONTEMPT OF COURT

Wikipedia defines a contempt of court as the offence of being disrespectful or discourteous to the court or its officers in the form of behaviour that wilfully or deliberately disregards or disrespects the

INHERITING AFTER A DEATH (PT 4)

REMOVING AN EXECUTOR/ADMINISTRATOR  

The appointment of an executor or administrator by the court may be a relatively simple and easy process in Vanuatu, but once the appointment

INHERITING AFTER A DEATH (PART 3)

ROLE OF THE EXECUTOR/ADMINISTRATOR

In the last two articles we looked at different aspects relating to what happens and what should happen after a loved one dies.

INHERITING AFTER DEATH (PART 2)

In a previous article we talked about who had the right to inherit and apply for the right to divide the estate and how much of the estate each of the named heirs were entitled to inherit.

WRITING A WILL

Years of experience in this country has made me realise that most persons who die do so without leaving a Will. Many people find this a depressing topic and would rather avoid it altogether, but writing

INHERITING AFTER A DEATH (Part 1)

It has been said that there are two things in life we can be assured of: death and taxes. And while death is inevitable and will come to us all, there will be some persons who will take steps to ensure that their

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES

Over the last few articles we have looked at the entry of judgment against a party in an action whether by default, that is, the defendant has not obeyed the rule for entry of a defence, or, one of the parties has

THE ROLE OF THE SHERIFF IN ENFORCING A JUDGMENT

The Sheriff of the Supreme Court is an officer of the court responsible for undertaking certain necessary functions for the court. He is primarily an enforcement officer, that is, he is the person with the task of ensuring