Lau v Percy

JurisdictionTrinidad & Tobago
Judgment Date1960
CourtSupreme Court (Trinidad and Tobago)
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3 cases
  • Trotman et Al v Attorney General
    • Guyana
    • Court of Appeal (Guyana)
    • 5 February 2009
    ...the policy of looking to the intent and subject matter of the enactment rather than the language alone is the preferred approach. (See Lau v. Percy (1960) 3 W.I.R. 47; Montreal Street lily. v. Normandin [1917] A.C.170 @ 174.) However, there is no hard and fast rule on the issue for as Lord ......
  • Colonial Life Insurance-Company (Trinidad) Ltd et Al v Toppin
    • Barbados
    • High Court (Barbados)
    • 9 June 2004
    ...can be relieved of those duties, it is necessary to determine whether Parliament intended those duties to be mandatory or directory. 52 In Lau v. Percy (1960) 3 W.I.R. p. 47 cited by counsel for the plaintiffs, a question arose on appeal before the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago as ......
  • Chang Hu v Chief Immigration Officer and Ministry of National Security; Cheng v Chief Immigration Officer and Ministry of National Security
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • High Court (Trinidad and Tobago)
    • 12 August 2013
    ...justice amounting to miscarriage of justice. [HCA No. 2581 of 1993, Christopher Holder v. Kenneth Leila & Ors per Bharath 1 at p. 8; Lau v. Percy [1960] 3 WIR 47 at p. 53 per Gomes CJ] 4 It is not in dispute that the applicants were not given written notification of the dismissal of their a......

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