Court rules on the abandonment of a case
A court handing down judgement on 5 January, 2015, held that even if the defendants do not object to the plaintiffs asking the court to reappoint a case, the court case may...
Accountant blocks sale of Jerma Palace Hotel
The First Hall of the Civil Courts, presided by Ms Justice Jacqueline Padovani Grima, on 22 December, 2014 upheld the request to issue a warrant of prohibitory injunction in...
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...

Court blocks private sale of arrested vessel

The First Hall of the Civil Court did not allow a company to purchase a vessel...

The First Hall of the Civil Court did not allow a company...

Tribunal should not hide its expert

The Court of Appeal ruled on 11 August, 2014 that a tribunal may make use of an expert, so as long as it is in open court. 

The Court of Appeal ruled on 11 August, 2014 that a...

Matrimonial home is no guarantee for garnishee order in separation proceedings

The Family Court turned down a request to withdraw a garnishee order between spouses since the husband was giving the matrimonial home as a guarantee. 

The Family Court turned down a request to withdraw a...

Court sends relapser to jail

A court sent a relapser to prison after he was accused of theft, to which he pleaded guilty.

A court sent a relapser to prison after he was accused...

Agency uses wrong procedure to collect a refund

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that Article 466 of the Code of...

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that Article 466 of...

Defendant had no legal title to use the property

On 18 July, 2014, the Court of Appeal in its Superior Jurisdiction confirmed a...

On 18 July, 2014, the Court of Appeal in its Superior...

Court rejects claim that violence led to donation contract

The Magistrates’ Court in Gozo held that for a contract to be annulled...

The Magistrates’ Court in Gozo held that for a...

Court rules that flat owner had no right to place water tank on roof

Mr Justice Anthony Ellul on 4 July, 2014 in Christopher and Marisa Galea v...

Mr Justice Anthony Ellul on 4 July, 2014 in Christopher and...

Court blocks disciplinary procedure upon breach of human rights claims

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that it is competent to issue a warrant of prohibitory injunction against the Public Service Commission once the...

The First Hall of the Civil Court ruled that it is...

Requisitioned property not given to owners in the public interest

In a judgement delivered on Monday, 23 June, 2014 the court held that the fact...

In a judgement delivered on Monday, 23 June, 2014 the court...

The law precludes reactivation of a registered partnership

On June 17, 2014 the First Hall of the Civil Court held that the court is...

On June 17, 2014 the First Hall of the Civil Court held...