D.S Mubiru v The Cooperative Bank Ltd (CIVIL APPEAL NO. 7 OF 1982) [1983] UGSC 1 (31 January 1983);


Search Summary: 

The appellant’s vehicle was involved in an accident with a vehicle belonging to the respondent. His action for special damages was dismissed on ground that the suit was premature as section 29 of the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Risks) Insurance Fund Decree eroded the common law jurisdiction of the court and he appealed.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that the courts’ jurisdiction could not be ousted except by express provision of the decree. 


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