Hints of acceptance of debt, sufficient to interrupt prescription
The Court of Appeal has held that an email message saying that the debtor will process a payment is sufficient to interrupt prescription
Court turns down son’s request to have adoption decree revoked
The First Hall of the Civil Court has ruled that it is not the competent Court to revoke a 1981 adoption
Parties had every right to ask for division of property

Dispute arising between the parties was unfounded as the dividing lines were...

Dispute arising between the parties was unfounded as the...

The elements required in order to prove the offence of judicial or legal perjury

The court held that the accused never intended to obscure the truth or hide that which he was testifying about, and so acquitted him of all charges brought...

The court held that the accused never intended to obscure...

Administrative decision must be notified to applicant and not to lawyer

Article 25 of the Probation Act states that a conditional discharge cannot be considered as a declaration of guilt

Article 25 of the Probation Act states that a conditional...

Civil courts are competent to decide on all civil matters

A Court has held that the First Hall of the Civil Court is competent to decide...

A Court has held that the First Hall of the Civil Court is...

Tenant is legally bound to take care of his premises as though it were his own

The First Hall of the Civil Court held that the tenant of any rented property has a legal obligation to take care of that property

The First Hall of the Civil Court held that the tenant of...

Court turns down claim that sale of car was null

A Court presided has held that the defects found in a second-hand car...

A Court presided has held that the defects found...

Court declares that mistake was no mistake

Patrick Cutajar filed an unjustified enrichment action against Mario...

Patrick Cutajar filed an unjustified enrichment action...

Warrants handed out following successful academic qualification

Qualification from a foreign university must match the local and EU regulations...

Qualification from a foreign university must match the...

Insurance policy holder should be in breach of policy to be held responsible for damages

Therese Cachia had four children, two of whom were minors and when the insurance policy was issued, she only had the two minor children living with her

Therese Cachia had four children, two of whom were minors...

Strong evidence required to prove a right

The court took the impression that in order to create a right in 2001, Gauci...

The court took the impression that in order to create a...

No need of court case, once contract solves the differences

The First Hall of the Civil Court decided that once parties to a legal action...

The First Hall of the Civil Court decided that once parties...

Is it the parish or the parish priest?

When a group of farmers filed the lawsuit against the Nadur parish priest, the defendants filed a statement of defence saying that they have no judicial...

When a group of farmers filed the lawsuit against the Nadur...

Boat driver not at fault in diving accident

The facts at play were common and as such the Magistrate’s conclusions...

The facts at play were common and as such the...

Extra works must be paid for

The Court of Appeal ruled that a contractor must be paid for extra works carried out

The Court of Appeal ruled that a contractor must be paid...

Steel Projects Limited vs Avantgarde Projects Limited

Steel Projects Limited brought proceedings in that the defendant was to pay the...

Steel Projects Limited brought proceedings in that the...

Stay of proceedings is an extraordinary measure

A stay of proceedings may be allowed, however, the principle should be that a...

A stay of proceedings may be allowed, however, the...

Anyone who may have an interest may be called into suit

The First Hall of the Civil Court accepted a plea by a defendant company to...

The First Hall of the Civil Court accepted a plea by a...

When a settlement is not full and final

A full and final settlement declaration does not mean that one cannot claim the balance of a claim due

A full and final settlement declaration does not mean that...

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