Legacy is transferred upon death of testator
Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti decided on 12 November 2013 that a legatee has a right to sell his legacy before he is put in possession, because he becomes owner of the property left as...
A judgement is no certificate
The First Hall of the Civil Court on 26 September 2013 decided that an action cannot be instituted if its intention is that the court merely issues a declaration: an action must...
€23,293 deposit ruled refundable, not forfeited ‘kappara’

Court report by Greta Mifsud

Court report by Greta Mifsud

Fraudulent donation contracts thrown out

The Court concluded that the property in question was donated fraudulently and with the intention to prejudice the plaintiff’s rights which emanated from a...

The Court concluded that the property in question was...

When is a foreigner a tourist?

Appeals Court overturns guilty verdict that found a man guilty of renting a flat to a foreigner without an adequate licence.

Appeals Court overturns guilty verdict that found a man...

What’s in a name? The Oktoberfest claim

LBM Breweries failed to prove that the use of the name ‘Oktoberfest’,...

LBM Breweries failed to prove that the use of the name...

Limitations to the acquisition of property by prescription

If one holds property on behalf of someone else, then one cannot acquire it by...

If one holds property on behalf of someone else, then one...

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