Court will not enter into intricacies when dealing with a precautionary warrant
Malcolm Mifsud
The Court needs to be satisfied that a precautionary warrant was issued to safeguard a legitimate claim and was not issued because of abuse of the procedure
Shareholder is distinct from the company
Malcolm Mifsud
An agreement entered into by the majority shareholder of a company may have no bearing on the company
Lack of legal assistance does not render a violation of the right to a fair hearing when statements are made voluntarily outside pre-trial stage

The right to a fair hearing, as guaranteed by Article 39 of the Maltese Constitution and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, necessitates...

The right to a fair hearing, as guaranteed by Article 39 of...

Fingerprints alone may be sufficient for an accused to be found guilty of theft
Malcolm Mifsud

There is no need of other circumstantial evidence, if fingerprints are found, in order to convict a suspect of theft

There is no need of other circumstantial evidence, if...

Court grants divorce after the wife remarries
Malcolm Mifsud

The Court grants a divorce to the husband, when it is clear that the wife...

The Court grants a divorce to the husband, when it is clear...

Court must be precise on whether it is finding the accused guilty or not
Malcolm Mifsud

A judgment is null if it is not clear whether the court has found a person guilty or not of a crime

A judgment is null if it is not clear whether the court has...

Legitimate expectations are not set in stone
Malcolm Mifsud

The changes in circumstances may allow a change in legitimate expectations

The changes in circumstances may allow a change in...

You can only sell what you have
Malcolm Mifsud

A promise of sale agreement could not have been entered into because the seller did not yet own the property

A promise of sale agreement could not have been entered...

The action of spoliation is intended to keep the public order
Malcolm Mifsud

The action to reverse an act of spoliation is intended to stop a person from...

The action to reverse an act of spoliation is intended to...

A tenant relying on the articles of the law to prove title may be evicted following a constitutional judgment

Following a constitutional judgment declaring that the owner’s property rights have been infringed, a tenant may be evicted if he solely rests upon the...

Following a constitutional judgment declaring that the...

Nullifying a fine which breaches natural justice

The Court declared a fine issued by the Sanctions Monitoring Board on the...

The Court declared a fine issued by the Sanctions...

An applicant refused a Single Work Permit should be notified about the basic right of appeal
Malcolm Mifsud

The Court has established that the appellee was legally present in Malta or elsewhere in the European Union and that his submission for appeal in front of the...

The Court has established that the appellee was legally...

Court may suspend proceedings if Court of Appeal is to decide on the same merits in another case
Malcolm Mifsud

If the same parties to a case, are before the Court of Appeal, then the Court of first instance of another case which is identical, may be suspended in order...

If the same parties to a case, are before the Court of...

Lack of evidence pushes the Immigration Appeals Board to revoke a return decision, removal order and entry ban
Malcolm Mifsud

Lack of evidence pushes the Immigration Appeals Board to revoke a return decision, removal order and entry ban given by the Principal Immigration Officer

Lack of evidence pushes the Immigration Appeals Board to...

Representation must be proven
Malcolm Mifsud

Those who claim to represent a party in a lawsuit have to prove their representation

Those who claim to represent a party in a lawsuit have to...

A consignee is considered to be a legitimate respondent in intellectual property proceedings
Malcolm Mifsud

A consignee is considered to be a legitimate respondent in intellectual property proceedings

A consignee is considered to be a legitimate respondent in...

Strict interpretation of the law when challenging a judge
Malcolm Mifsud

The court must interpret the law on the recusal of a judge strictly

The court must interpret the law on the recusal of a judge...

Strict interpretation of the law when challenging a judge
Malcolm Mifsud

The court must interpret the law on the recusal of a judge strictly

The court must interpret the law on the recusal of a judge...

Court may accept declarations made by deceased witness
Malcolm Mifsud

The Court may accept, in the interest of justice, an affidavit prepared by...

The Court may accept, in the interest of justice, an...

Judge pins court delays on government, abusive defendants and their lawyers
Malcolm Mifsud

The length of time taken to conclude a court case is unreasonable and violates the right to a proper and reasonable hearing as provided by Article 39 of the...

The length of time taken to conclude a court case is...