Judge dismisses challenge
The First Hall of the Civil Court on 13 March, 2015 dismissed a plea that challenged the judge presiding the case Martin Cassano v Alessandro sive Sandro Cassano.
Court declares it has no jurisdiction to decide on rent due
Magistrate Francesco Depasquale held that the court was not competent at law to decide whether the lessee owed rent in an ongoing lease. 
Accountant blocks sale of Jerma Palace Hotel

The First Hall of the Civil Courts, presided by Ms Justice Jacqueline Padovani...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts, presided by Ms Justice...

Court halts excavation after legal distance not respected

The First Hall of the Civil Courts ordered that excavation works be stopped...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts ordered that excavation...

Court allowed Transport Malta to asphalt a private yard

The First Hall of the Civil Court turned down a request for a warrant of...

The First Hall of the Civil Court turned down a request for...

Court allows divorce irrespective of claims of non-payment of maintenance

The Family Court upheld a request for divorce, although the former wife claimed that her former husband did not pay her maintenance in full. 

The Family Court upheld a request for divorce, although the...

Court orders payment for unjustified enrichment

The Court of Appeal on 1 December, 2014 in Albert Mallia -v- Albert Camilleri...

The Court of Appeal on 1 December, 2014 in Albert Mallia...

When a res judicata plea can be raised

The First Hall of the Civil Court rejected  a plea that the issue being discussed was already decided upon in a judgment of the Court of Appeal, since it...

The First Hall of the Civil Court rejected  a plea...

Administrative Tribunal disagrees with board’s interpretation of documentary evidence

The Administrative Review Tribunal held on November 17, 2014 that the Transfer of Residence Exemption Board misinterpreted clear documentary evidence that an...

The Administrative Review Tribunal held on November 17,...

New Planning Tribunal should have given opportunity to all parties to present evidence

The Court of Appeal ruled on 12 November, 2014 in Joseph Xuereb -v- MEPA, that a letter challenging a stop notice was in fact an appeal in terms of the...

The Court of Appeal ruled on 12 November, 2014 in Joseph...

Giving a second chance

The Court of Criminal Appeal on November 3, 2014 told a Magistrate’s Court to reactivate a suspended sentence in order to give an accused person another...

The Court of Criminal Appeal on November 3, 2014 told a...

When can a law firm disclose information?

A dispute between ultimate beneficiaries of a company registered in Malta,...

A dispute between ultimate beneficiaries of a company...

High sulphur content in gasoil justifies seizure

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 21 October, 2014 turned down a request...

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 21 October, 2014...

Damages awarded following eviction

The First Hall of the Civil Court awarded damages to the owners of rural land and a farmhouse following the eviction of the occupiers of the land. 

The First Hall of the Civil Court awarded damages to the...

Court qualifies audited accounts

The court ordered a company to pay its former pharmacist after it concluded that the audited accounts did not reflect the reality of what had actually taken...

The court ordered a company to pay its former pharmacist...

Courts may hear disputes, irrespective of arbitration clause

The courts may hear and decide upon disputes between parties of an agreement...

The courts may hear and decide upon disputes between...

Court orders son to be returned to the UK

The Court ordered that a young boy be taken back to his ordinary residence in...

The Court ordered that a young boy be taken back to his...

Court allows liquidation of a company

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 15 September, 2014 appointed a liquidator to prepare and register the liquidation of MIMS Supplies Limited. 

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 15 September, 2014...

The onus of proof in electricity theft is shifted on to the defendant

The Magistrates’ Court ruled on 21 August that in electricity theft the...

The Magistrates’ Court ruled on 21 August that in...

Debtor will have to pay interest and judicial costs

If a debtor does not show that there was a valid reason not to pay a debt, then...

If a debtor does not show that there was a valid reason not...

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