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Christmas and the Law

by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Senior Associate The Christmas of 1843 was part great and part horrible for the good old Charles John Huffam Dickens, commonly known as Charles Dickens. On one end, he published the ever so famous ‘Christmas Carol’, selling out six thousand…

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Saint Ivo

In Malta, the 17th of December is the feast day of the Catholic patron saint of lawyers, this being Yves Helory de Kermartin, traditionally known to us as Sant’Ivo. Why this is the celebrated date it is not really known, since really and truly, he…

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Insurance Fraud: The Law

by Dr Rebecca Mercieca – Junior Associate ‘Insurance fraud’, the wrongful obtaining of money or other benefits offered under an insurance policy occurs in three different ways, namely; the exaggeration of a genuine claim of a loss by submitting misleading or untruthful circumstances- Opportunistic Fraud.…

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The Private Residential Leases Act, 2019

by Senior Associate – Dr Carlos Bugeja Yesterday, Parliament approved the new Private Residential Leases Act, 2019, providing for new laws regulating lease, and formally described as an Act “.. to promote the development of the private rented sector by ensuring standards of fairness, clarity…

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Haunted Houses and the Law

by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Senior Associate Article 1424 of the Civil Code obliges someone selling something to warrant the thing sold against any latent (hidden) defects which render it unfit for the use for which it is intended, or which diminish its value to…

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The Forensic Year

by Dr Carlos Bugeja – Senior Associate Every year on this day (1 October), members of the judiciary, lawyers and legal procurators gather, and a celebratory sitting is held at Hall 22 at the Maltese Courts of Justice in Valletta, to mark the ‘opening’ of…

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