A direct relationship establishes a juridical relationship
The involvement of a third party in a contract of works puts in doubt the juridical relationship between the parties
There must be a clear understanding in a Prestanome arrangement
A Prestanome is an indirect mandate, but the parties have to be aware of its existence to be valid
Second wife of a few months is entitled to reserved portion after the death of the husband

The law provides that the widow of a divorced husband is entitled to receive her full share of the reserved portion

The law provides that the widow of a divorced husband is...

Reasonable time in criminal proceedings, is without delay

There is a distinction between civil and criminal proceedings when analysing...

There is a distinction between civil and criminal...

A fair trial includes on whether a judgement can be enforced

When examining whether there was a fair trial, a constitutional court will not...

When examining whether there was a fair trial, a...

Prescription period starts upon last entry of the account

A commercial account between two companies starts not when the order was...

A commercial account between two companies starts not when...

Penalties imposed on who issues needless warrants is a question of public order

The Court has the discretion to impose a penalty on a party that issues a precautionary warrant however, this must be done in order not to allow the abuse of...

The Court has the discretion to impose a penalty on a party...

There is no judicial review for decisions refusing citizenship applications

The granting of citizenship is the Minister’s discretion and therefore, cannot be subject to the Court’s judicial review

The granting of citizenship is the Minister’s...

Appeals from arbitration awards are limited to legal points

The Court held that an appeal from an Arbitration award was inadmissible at law...

The Court held that an appeal from an Arbitration award was...

Maintenance must be paid until it is decided otherwise

An order to be maintenance must be followed even if there is a change of...

An order to be maintenance must be followed even if there...

Maintenance must be paid until it is decided otherwise

An order to be maintenance must be followed even if there is a change of...

An order to be maintenance must be followed even if there...

Lawyers’ obligations cease when company is struck off

A law firm engaged by shareholders to set up a company and other services cease...

A law firm engaged by shareholders to set up a company and...

Guarantees offering general and special hypothecs in favour of a bank, more than adequate security

The Court held that HSBC Bank Malta offer adequate security for the claims the bank has against the defendants

The Court held that HSBC Bank Malta offer...

Commercial leased properties must be made use of

A lease of a commercial premises will be terminated if it is not being made use...

A lease of a commercial premises will be terminated if it...

Filing late reply before Arbiter for Financial Services has consequences

The late submission of a reply before the Arbiter for Financial Services will not be considered as valid and the general procedural law applies

The late submission of a reply before the Arbiter for...

Court may not be competent to hear a counter-claim due to the sum claimed

A court may not be competent to hear a counter-claim because that claim is lower than the threshold in which the court may hear case

A court may not be competent to hear a counter-claim...

Usury may occur upon the promise of higher interest rates

The crime of usury take place even before the transaction, but upon the...

The crime of usury take place even before the transaction,...

There is no legal right to parking in front of one’s home

There is no legal right for anyone to object to road markings on the ground...

There is no legal right for anyone to object to road...

Evaluation of appeal is required to determine which declarations are res judicata

A decision of the Civil Court (Family Section) was overturned by the Court of Appeal by the judgment Sarah Gatt v. Jean Pierre Gatt delivered on the 26th...

A decision of the Civil Court (Family Section) was...

Constitutional proceedings can be initiated if there’s no effective and adequate remedy

This principle was reiterated in Ismail Issa v. Attorney General decided on the 26th November 2020 by the Civil Court, Constitutional Jurisdiction

This principle was reiterated in Ismail Issa v. Attorney...