Vacancy: Lawyer

Due to our increasing client-base, we are seeking the services of a dynamic lawyer to join our civil and commercial law practice. The firm offers a wide range of services which span a number of different spheres of the law and the successful candidate will be expected to be able to offer our clients comprehensive advice as…

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Freeport ordered to pay victim’s heirs €80,000

From Times of Malta online [7 Feb 2012] The Freeport has been ordered to pay the heirs of an employee who died in an occupational accident €80,000. Mr Justice Raymond C Pace delivered his judgement in the First Hall of the Civil Court following a writ of summons filed against the Freeport by the heirs…


Notary sues Local Council over poor road safety measures

A notary public today sued the St. Venera Local Council claiming that the road accident which occurred in Braille Street on the 2nd September 2011 was caused solely as a consequence of fault, negligence and the non-observance of the law on the part of the defendant, including its failure to keep the roads in this…


Competitor pharmacies have no right of appeal

Competing pharmacies do not possess the required juridical interest to file an appeal from a judgement decided in favour of a another pharmacy. The Court of Appeal, presided by Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri and Judges Tonio Mallia and Albert Magri, today decided that an administrative issue between a pharmacy license applicant and the Superintendent of…


Agreement reached between GWU and Arriva

An agreement has been reached between the General Workers’ Union and Arriva Malta Limited which averts the risk of further industrial action. The workers are lamenting long working hours and poor compensation for rosters featuring split shifts. The agreement includes an obligation on the bus company to revise the rosters applicable to its employees and,…


Report: Outline permit for 250-year-old garden’s development approved

A planning appeals board has paved the way for the development of 30 residential units in the garden of a 250-year-old palazzo in Għaxaq, overturning a previous decision. The project, spread over an area of just over 4,000 square metres, initially sought an outline permit for the construction of 18 residential units on each of…

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Haddiem tal-BIM jerbah fl-Appell wara tkeccija mill-impjieg

Il-Qorti tal-Appell bidlet sentenza tat-Tribunal Industrijali li kien iddeċieda li impjegat kien ċeda d-drittijiet tiegħu meta ffirma karta fi tmiem l-impjieg tiegħu. L-impjegat tal-kumpanija BIM, li hi attiva fl-industrija tal-azzar u l-għamara, dejjem insista li meta ffirma l-irċevuta huwa bl-ebda mod ma kien irrinunzja għad-dritt li jfittex lill-kumpanija għal tkeċċija inġusta. Il-ħaddiem issottometta appell quddiem…


Bomb threat at the law courts

The law courts in Valletta are currently closed pending an inspection by the armed forces’ bomb disposal unit. Court staff and members of the public have been evacuated.

Some hearings have been cancelled while others have been postponed until the court building reopens.

[Update: The court reopened later in the morning.]




HSBC Malta has new Head of retail banking

Paul Steel is the new Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management of HSBC Malta.  Previously, he occupied the role of Head of Distribution for HSBC Europe and Deputy Head of PFS HSBC France. Before joining the bank in 2007, Steel was divisional director of DSG international, one of Europe’s leading specialist electrical retailing groups.…