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 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

ENFORCING A JUDGMENT

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.

OBTAINING SUMMARY JUDGMENT

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.

INTERVIEW WITH A SUPREME COURT JUDGE

INTERVIEW WITH JUSTICE CHETWYND

Justice Richard David Chetwynd from England was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu and sworn in at the State Office on February, 2015.