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. 
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...

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...