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
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 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
If you have been given a judgment by the court in your favour the court will usually include in the order what you are owed by the opposing side and will usually say how much time they have to pay off that debt or comply with the order.
In a previous article [“What to do if a Judgment is entered against you”]we discussed the steps you could take if a judgment is entered against you. One of those ways in which such a judgment can be entered is by way of summary judgment under Rule 9.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
It can be a very scary thing when a judgment has been given by the court against you. Most people find it easier to ignore it hoping that somehow the whole matter will simply go away or take care of itself. This is the worst thing you can do. All this will accomplish is making a bad situation much worse.
There is nothing more distressing to most people than being sued. Many times, especially in Vanuatu persons choose simply to ignore the Claim they have received and do nothing until it is too late. Doing nothing does not mean that the Claim goes away.
Every proceeding in the Supreme Court is started by filing with the office of the Supreme Court what is called a Claim.
This article explains the legal process of adoption, how you can adopt a child, the legal effects of that adoption and how to apply.