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enforcement of foreign judgment, section 227 of the Seychelles Code of Civil Procedure, conditions to be fulfilled for enforcement of foreign judgment

Right to a hearing- a litigant is entitled to be heard on an issue which would have a bearing on his rights.

Application for leave to bring judicial review proceedings – the test whether applicant has sufficient interest and whether matter is arguable – held matter arguable.

Contract-Breach of construction contract-Public Policy. Where a contract is not ex facie illegal and one party’s conduct violates public policy, the innocent party can claim under the contract       

Compulsory acquisition of land – remedies under Part III of Schedule 7 to the Constitution; calculation of deductions- locus standi

grounds of appeal in breach of Rule 18(7) of the Seychelles Court of Appeal Rules – vague and general grounds of appeal tantamount to no grounds of appeal

Courts - setting aside of judgments- Supreme Court - jurisdiction - Article 125 of the Constitution - Courts Act - superior court of unlimited jurisdiction - substantive inherent jurisdiction at Common Law - jurisdiction conferred by Courts Act as transposed to the Court of Appeal by force of Constitutional provisions - all courts are invested with inherent powers to give effect to the whole of their jurisdiction - Court of Appeal - inherent power - procedural inherent jurisdiction - authority to reopen a judgment and rehear a matter - if the criteria for setting aside have been met  - abus

Application to reconsider costs awarded in decision already delivered- Court of appeal- inherent jurisdiction- inherent power

Invalidity of an affidavit filed in support of a constitutional petition

Application for extension of time to file the notice of appeal outside the statutory period - Rules 18 (1) and 26 of the Seychelles Court of Appeal Rules, 2005, as amended - No good cause shown – Application dismissed