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 on all civil matters that are raised before it, unless expressly excluded by law
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
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...

What is clear does not need any interpretation

The change of President takes place every five years and ‘an exceptional...

The change of President takes place every five years and...

Company blocks transfer of licence to competitor

The applicant must prove prima facie that it has a right to protect and that if...

The applicant must prove prima facie that it has a right to...

Civil procedures cannot be used to block criminal proceedings

This order was made to protect the interests of the applicant company, since it...

This order was made to protect the interests of the...

Court protects shareholder by appointing a director on company board

The mere fact that a shareholder is not represented on the board of directors...

The mere fact that a shareholder is not represented on the...

Small Claims Tribunal decision overturned

The court concluded that Baldacchino was to be paid the amount of money due to...

The court concluded that Baldacchino was to be paid the...

Seller has to pay for latent defects

The defendant was found responsible for paying damages together with the difference in price for an apartment because it suffered from latent defects at...

The defendant was found responsible for paying damages...

Authority ordered to issue Senglea extension

An application for structural alterations together with a roof extension on a...

An application for structural alterations together with a...

False criminal report and calumnious accusations are separate offences

A court presided by Magistrate Joseph Mifsud explained that the charges of a false criminal report and calumnious accusations may be factually similar,...

A court presided by Magistrate Joseph Mifsud explained...

Judgements should be a final decision

Mary Gauci failed in her obligation to prove that Media Today had been notified that the business was being carried out by a commercial company and not in...

Mary Gauci failed in her obligation to prove that...

Court lists elements to find accused guilty of fraud

The Magistrates Court in Gozo found Victor Camilleri guilty of fraud,...

The Magistrates Court in Gozo found Victor Camilleri guilty...

Evidence cannot be produced in submissions

From the evidence the court concluded that the bones of contention were that...

From the evidence the court concluded that the bones of...