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Malcolm Mifsud is a partner at Mifsud & Associates.
Party cannot be in default if time period within which to reply has not elapsed
Law Report 17-11

In a family law dispute named AB v CB, the plaintiffs asked the court to remove the defendants' statement of defence and courter claim

Parties may compete with different titles over the same properties
Law Report 10-11

In a judgement delivered in Joseph Camilleri and Michael Camilleri v John Mary Deguara held that If two parties are making claims on the same property, the plaintiff may show the Court that he has a better title than that of the defendant

The repossession of a property must be clearly mentioned as an action of spoliation
Law Report 03-11

Arnaud's mother lived in a property in Valletta but once she passed away, his sister changed the locks, not allowing him to enter

When a customer tells a service provider to stop, it means stop
Law Report 27-10

The Small Claims Tribunal ruled that with the expiration of a TV contract, it should not be difficult for a customer to stop the service

Our faith in the institutions
Blogs 25-10

The fact there is so much mistrust in the institutions has turned into the Prime Minister’s main headache. Calling for us to unite behind them, when he knows that there is little or no trust, shows a lack of political foresight

When one plea may cancel another
Law Report 20-10

A plea claiming that an action is time barred, may be cancelled if one pleads that the claim itself is overstated

Judicial review proceedings must commence within six months
Law Report 13-10

The First Hall of the Civil Courts refused to consider whether the suspension of a fishing boat licence was legitimate, since the action was filed six months after the suspension had taken place

An agreement must be kept, come what may
Law Report 06-10

The Court of Appeal, presided by Mr Justice Anthony Ellul, ruled that an agreement of payment should be honoured, even if the services rendered were not totally satisfactory

Serious lack of maintenance of rented premises may bring about eviction
Law Report 29-09

'When a tenant fails to perform maintenance, which leads to serious damage to the rented property, then the tenant may be evicted from that property'

Harassment takes place when there is a multitude of incidents
Law Report 22-09

The Police V Tristan Tedesco - he was charged with having escaped from police custody, amongst several other charges

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