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. 
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. 
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...

Court stated that the defendants had no legal right to occupy the property and ordered eviction

In the case Raymond Bugeja vs. Giannella Annati et, the First Hall Civil Court, presided over by Honourable Justice Mr Joseph Azzopardi, on the 29th January...

In the case Raymond Bugeja vs. Giannella Annati et, the...

A creditor must make use of one procedure

In a judgement delivered by the Magistrate’s Court on 26 February 2014 in...

In a judgement delivered by the Magistrate’s Court on...

Court blocks construction works pending title claim

The First Hall of the Civil Courts upheld a request to issue a warrant of...

The First Hall of the Civil Courts upheld a request to...

Judge lays down the rules for parents

In a judgment delivered by Mr Justice Noel Cuschieri on 31 January, the Civil Courts (Family Section) awarded a mother the care and custody of her son even...

In a judgment delivered by Mr Justice Noel Cuschieri on 31...

MCC’s ticketing policy is not in violation of fair competition

Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti ruled that the Mediterranean Conference Centre...

Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti ruled that the Mediterranean...

Automatic overtime is not a worker’s right

Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti held in his decision of 22 January 2014, an employee...

Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti held in his decision of 22 January...

Contract Rescinded due to MEPA Enforcement Notice

The First Hall of the Civil Court decided on 13 January 2014 that a contract of...

The First Hall of the Civil Court decided on 13 January...

CCTV solves bird theft

Magistrate Dr Edwin Grima found Hurbet Gatt guilty of simple theft of four birds after positively identifying the accused from a CCTV footage.

Magistrate Dr Edwin Grima found Hurbet Gatt guilty of...

Due to conflict of evidence DJ gets a free dance

The First Hall of the Civil Court held in a judgement delivered on 20 December...

The First Hall of the Civil Court held in a judgement...

When a promise of sale may not be honoured

Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco on 16 December 2013 decided in the lawsuit...

Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco on 16 December 2013 decided...