The offence of causing fear cannot be proved with one incident
The Court of Criminal Appeal, presided by Mr Justice David Scicluna held that the offence of causing fear of violence cannot be upheld if it is proved that there was just one...
Court upholds garnishee, but reduces amount
The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided by Ms Justice Lorraine Schembri Orland, on 16 July, 2015 in Maria Azzopardi et -v- Saviour Pisani and Swieqi Investments Limited...
Court allows correction of surname in birth certificate

A court ordered that a birth certificate be amended following the...

A court ordered that a birth certificate be amended...

Court declares commercial agreement as time barred

The first hall of the civil courts on 4 May, 2015 in Edward Pavia & EMA Ltd...

The first hall of the civil courts on 4 May, 2015 in Edward...

Constitutional Court has jurisdiction to hear eviction case

The First Hall of the Civil Courts in its constitutional jurisdiction held that...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts in its constitutional...

Penalty clause must be applied according to the principles of equity

The Magistrates Court in Gozo decided that a penalty clause in a contract of...

The Magistrates Court in Gozo decided that a penalty clause...

Tribunal revokes Competition Office order

The Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal annulled an order of the Office...

The Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal annulled an...

Administrative Tribunal orders refund of VAT following a revision of business model

The Administrative Review Tribunal on 30 March, 2015 ruled that the VAT Department must overturn its decision not to give a VAT refund, after the owner of a...

The Administrative Review Tribunal on 30 March, 2015 ruled...

Probation is not excluded for long-serving prisoners

The Court of Criminal Appeal in Il-Pulizija –v- Alfred Bugeja and Clive...

The Court of Criminal Appeal in Il-Pulizija –v-...

Holder of bills of exchange may take legal action

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that the holder of bills of exchange is...

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that the holder of...

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...

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 13 March, 2015...

Court declares it has no jurisdiction to decide on rent due

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale held that the court was not competent at law to...

Magistrate Francesco Depasquale held that the court was not...

Court confirms that case was already decided

The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Mr Justice G....

The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio...

Court allows daughter to retain mother’s surname after father recognises her at 15 years old

The Civil Court (Family Section) in a judgement on 29 October, 2014 allowed a 15-year-old daughter to retain her mother’s surname, even though her father...

The Civil Court (Family Section) in a judgement on 29...

Tribunal rules it is competent to decide on claims deriving from leases

A Small Claims Tribunal presided by Dr Censu Galea, in Anthony and Mary Dolores Montebello -v- Falk Lindner and Jaynell Lindner, held on 17 February that...

A Small Claims Tribunal presided by Dr Censu Galea, in...

Heirs block testamentary executor

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 9 February, 2015 upheld a request to block a testamentary executor from carrying out his duties in lieu of a pending court...

The First Hall of the Civil Court on 9 February, 2015...

Court divides price of ship among creditors

Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case Dr Kris Borg -v- Piraeus Bank AE et on...

Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi, in the case Dr Kris Borg -v-...

DNA establishes paternity of child

A man proved that he is the natural father of a child in a DNA test, and also by confirming that he fathered the child.

A man proved that he is the natural father of a child...

Court turns down damages case due to lack of evidence

The magistrates court rejected a request to award damages because it was not...

The magistrates court rejected a request to award damages...

Court sticks to tenant’s and landlord’s initial intentions

Mr Justice Lawrence Mintoff in the First Hall of the Civil Courts, decided on...

Mr Justice Lawrence Mintoff in the First Hall of the Civil...