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Unclear claims may be deduced from premises
Law Report 12-01

Although a claim listed in an application may be unclear, other premises mentioned in the same application may throw light on what is being asked for.  This was decided by the Small Claims Tribunal in Lorenz Ltd v Maria Addolorata Di Pasquale and Giovanni on 18 December 2017

A bank guarantee is an autonomous obligation
Law Report 05-01

A bank guarantee is intended to allow comfort for the bank to be paid for a service given. This was held ...
Extension of contract means an increase in payment
Law Report 29-12

The Court of Appeal ruled that even though there is a fixed price contract, if there is an extension of the se...
Couple responsible for damages irrespective of subsequent separation
Law Report 22-12

In a Court of Appeal judgement delivered on 11 December 2017, in Romina Sah Frendo and Chaudreamani Sah v ...
Discrimination is the difference in treatment of the same situation
Law Report 15-12

In a judgment delivered on 5 December in Mark Muscat v HSBC, it was held that when one alleges discrimina...
Rent Regulation Board, not the courts, is competent to hear all cases concerning rent
Law Report 08-12

The First Hall of Civil Court decided it was not competent to hear cases concerning rent issues in the case of...
Court removes parental authority from disinterested father
Law Report 01-12

A judgement delivered on 21 November in LB v Dr Christopher Chircop and PL L Tifigno for and on behalf of abse...
Period of prescription may be interrupted even after it elapses
Law Report 24-11

The facts of the case of Joginder Singh Dhingsa v Anthony Grech et. revolved around a sum of money amounting t...
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 ...
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 p...
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, no...
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 cu...
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 ov...
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 le...
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 honour...
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 th...