Courts may hear disputes, irrespective of arbitration clause
The courts may hear and decide upon disputes between parties of an agreement even though the agreement says that any dispute should be referred to arbitration.
Court orders son to be returned to the UK
The Court ordered that a young boy be taken back to his ordinary residence in England, after he travelled to Malta without the father’s consent. 
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...

Misleading government forms allow applicant an exemption on registration tax

The applicant asked the Tribunal to overturn the Chairman’s decision and allow an exemption from payment of tax

The applicant asked the Tribunal to overturn the...

Non-payment of VAT to department is not misappropriation

The Magistrates Court on 8 May 2014 in the name of Il-Pulizija –v-...

The Magistrates Court on 8 May 2014 in the name of...

Decision to request additional tax is turned down

The Administrative Review Tribunal decided on 22 May 2014 that the Income Tax...

The Administrative Review Tribunal decided on 22 May 2014...

Company director personally responsible for giving wrongful instructions

The First Hall of the Civil Courts on 16 May 2014 held that a company director was still personally responsible for damages after it was found that he had...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts on 16 May 2014 held that...

Right of Preference does not exonerate sellers from their guarantee of peaceful possession

The First Hall of the Civil Court of 12 May 2014 in the lawsuit ‘Camland Limited –v- Saviour Borg, Joseph Borg, Carmelo Borg, George Borg, Alfred...

The First Hall of the Civil Court of 12 May 2014 in the...

Court allows correction of surname due to its complexity

The First Hall of the Civil Court, on 30 April 2014, allowed a father to have...

The First Hall of the Civil Court, on 30 April 2014,...

Courts do not need to quote every document in its judgements

The Constitutional Court turned down a request for retrial since it was alleged...

The Constitutional Court turned down a request for retrial...

Tenant ordered to vacate field due to lack of maintenance

The Land Regulation Board, presided over by Dr Francesco Depasquale, ordered on...

The Land Regulation Board, presided over by Dr Francesco...

Extension to a promise of sale agreement must be registered with Inland Revenue

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Court adjusts equity compensation

The Court of Appeal changed the compensation for a faulty water heater in order to satisfy the concept of equity that was applied in the Consumer Tribunal.

The Court of Appeal changed the compensation for a faulty...

Husband ordered to pay damages for mismanagement of family’s business

There was no reason for Reno Grech to transfer the matrimonial home to Merger Enterprises Limited - he did not act in the family’s best interest

There was no reason for Reno Grech to transfer the...

Court upholds objection to company’s request for a provisional administrator

Wallace Falzon is the only participant in the company and is the shareholder and director. If everything is above board then there is no need to appoint a...

Wallace Falzon is the only participant in the company and...

Insurance policy still valid despite previous convictions

Insurance policy is still valid for third parties even though application was...

Insurance policy is still valid for third parties even...

Court blames prosecution for desertion of case

The Constitutional Court yesterday revoked the reappointment of a case and...

The Constitutional Court yesterday revoked the...

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