Devi v Roy

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date1946
Date1946
Year1946
CourtPrivy Council
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94 cases
  • Bekoe v Broomes
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 31 October 2005
    ...review the evidence for a third time, unless there are some special circumstances which would justify a departure from the practice. 12 In Devi v Roy [1946] AC 508 the Board reviewed a number of previous decisions in order to set out authoritatively the practice and the nature of such spec......
  • Jeyaretnam JB v Lee Kuan Yew
    • Singapore
    • Privy Council
    • 24 February 1982
    ...`some miscarriage of justice or violation of some principle of law or procedure`: Srimati Bibhabati Devi v Kumar Ramendra Narayan Roy [1946] AC 508, 521 per Lord Thankerton at p 521. And reluctance to interfere is particularly called for where concurrent findings are dependent upon local co......
  • Tominam bte Tukimin v Toh Kai Chup
    • Singapore
    • Privy Council
    • 11 April 1989
    ...very clearly stated in the headnote to the judgment of the Board in the case of Srimati Bibhabati Devi v Kumar Ramendra Narayan Roy & Ors [1946] AC 508. Their Lordships do not find it necessary in this judgment to set out the terms of that headnote, which are very familiar.The only contenti......
  • Ciban Management Corporation v Citco (BVI) Ltd and another
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Court of Appeal (British Virgin Islands)
    • 30 July 2020
    ...were upheld by the Court of Appeal). For that practice of the Board see, for example, Srimati Bibhabati Devi v Kumar Ramendra Narayan Roy [1946] AC 508; Central Bank of Ecuador v Conticorp SA [2015] UKPC 11, [2016] 1 BCLC 26, paras 4–8; Juman v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [20......
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  • Appeals Against Findings Of Foreign Law: Privy Council Explains Spectrum Approach
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 17 July 2023
    ...of the Privy Council to decline to hear appeals against concurrent findings of fact, save in exceptional circumstances: Devi v Roy [1946] AC 508. The claimants in this case argued that findings as to foreign law should be treated differently from other findings of fact, since judges at all ......
2 books & journal articles
  • Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales v. Dederer: negligence and the exuberance of youth.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 32 No. 2, August 2008
    • 1 August 2008
    ...Ibid 826-7. (149) Ibid 827. (150) (1992) 175 CLR 621, 634. (151) Dederer (2007) 238 ALR 761, 828. (152) Ibid 828-9. (153) Ibid 829. (154) [1946] AC 508. (155) Dederer (2007) 238 ALR 761, (156) Ibid 831-2. (157) Ibid 800. (158) Ibid. Kirby J agreed with Heydon J's judgment at 831-2 (Heydon J......
  • MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
    • Nigeria
    • DSC Publications Online Sasegbon’s Judicial Dictionary of Nigerian Law. First edition M
    • 6 February 2019
    ...9/1977; (1979) 12 N.S.C.C. 151 at 188; (1979) 11 S.C. 1 at 86 - 87. (4) "Lord Thankerton in Bihhadbati Devl v. Kuma Ramendra Narayan Roy (1946) A.C. 508 at p. 521 defined a miscarriage of justice as "such a departure from the rules which permeate all judicial procedure as to make what happe......

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