December 11, 2019

Christmas is soon upon us and there’s no better time to sit back, drink some mulled wine and enjoy some time out with the family. And, for many of us, the end of year celebrations signal a well-deserved break from the island, even if it’s just for a few days. But, while you may be […]


On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published CCBEInfo #85. Read more about it here  


December 10, 2019

On 05 December, the Chamber held its last Quarterly Law Seminar for 2019.  Dr Austin Bencini gave a very interesting talk on the notion of juridical interest in constitutional court cases and the controversies and anomalies that have resulted from applying a private law rule to disputes of a public law nature.  Dr Bencini made reference to, and quoted from, the various […]


December 9, 2019

The Chamber of Advocates collaborated with the Commission on Gender-based Violence and Domestic Violence to host a successful training session for lawyers. Ms Amanda Grech, Training Committee Chair from the Commission, welcomed participants at the well-attended session, after which Ms Maria Mangion, Family Services Manager at Fondazzjoni Sebh and Dr Clarissa Sammut, Head, Dept. of Family Studies, Faculty for Social Well-Being at the University […]


December 6, 2019

European Court of Human Rights Judgment on ‘Unjustified seizure of electronic data protected by lawyer-client professional secrecy’ – Case Kirdök and Others v. Turkey. In this case the applicants, who are lawyers, complained about the seizure of their electronic data by the judicial authorities for the purposes of criminal proceedings against another lawyer (U.S.), who […]


December 5, 2019

Given the current mood in the country, the Chamber of Advocates has decided that it shall be cancelling all official functions with respect to the traditional Sant’ Ivo celebrations that were scheduled to be held on the 17th December, 2019. We would like to advise those members who have already submitted payment for Sant’ Ivo lunch that […]



December 1, 2019

The Chamber of Advocates has patiently waited, and soberly urged the powers that be to do the right thing.  In the extraordinary circumstances we have experienced this last week, our legitimate expectation is that the integrity and credibility of the investigative process and all that ensues in the pursuit of justice is paramount – this […]


November 28, 2019

The Chamber of Advocates is deeply concerned with the events that have come to light in this country in the past few days.  There is little that the Chamber can add to describe those events; they speak most eloquently for themselves and any further comment would be superfluous. The current situation is exceptional and unprecedented. […]


November 1, 2019

The Chamber of Advocates, through its Malta Law Academy Foundation, hosted this year’s much anticipated Company Law Conference to a full house at the Valletta University Campus. The Conference was held in collaboration with the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Malta.