February 24, 2021

The Chamber of Advocates (the “Chamber”) has today communicated with the Judicial Appointments Committee (the “Committee”) to seek clarifications in connection with the application by the Committee of a particular policy published by the Committee some days ago in connection with the treatment and evaluation of applications for candidates for judicial office consequent to the […]

February 15, 2021

The Chamber has been advised that the Judicial Appointments Committee has now published the rules and guidelines for judicial appointments, together with guidelines on the meaning of good character in the context of an application for judicial office, a personal questionnaire which is to be completed by candidates wishing to apply to judicial office and […]

December 30, 2020

  30 December 2020   The Chamber wishes to bring to the attention of all lawyers that an EU Directive (Council Directive 2018/822/EU) has been transposed into Maltese law that imposes certain reporting obligations on lawyers, among other professionals and persons, referred to as intermediaries under the Directive. Such Directive, commonly referred to as DAC […]

December 10, 2020

On this day, 10th December 2020 – celebrated as the International Day for Human Rights – the CCBE takes the opportunity to reiterate its strong condemnation of the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. Recently, the European legal world and beyond mourned the loss of our Turkish colleague, Ebru Timtik, who died in custody on […]

  The Chamber of Advocates has recently become aware that on the 4 December 2020 the Minister of Justice presented a Bill to amend the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure and the Commission for the Administration of Justice Act with provisions purportedly aimed at regulating the profession.  The Chamber has already had the opportunity […]

November 19, 2020

  KOMUNIKAT KAMRA TAL-AVUKATI 19 November 2020 Il-Kamra tal-Avukati tixtieq tinforma l-membri tagħha u l-pubbliku ġenerali li in segwitu għal ilment mill-Avukat Charles Mercieca, kitbet lill-On. Ministru Camilleri biex tirrapporta l-inċident li ġara fil-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin nħar is-16 ta’ Novembru, u talbet lill-Ministru jieħu azzjoni u jinvestiga dan ir-rapport. L-avukat Charles Mercieca mar il-Faċilità […]

November 9, 2020

6th November 2020   The Chamber of Advocates is pleased to announce the co-option of an additional member to the Council.  Dr Keith Anthony Borg’s appointment to the Council of the Chamber takes place with immediate effect.

November 3, 2020

03 November 2020 The Chamber of Advocates has taken note of the article titled “Yorgen Fenech lawyer offers cash to journalist” published on the online version of The Times of Malta on the 3rd of November 2020. The Chamber considers the allegations made against the lawyer mentioned in that report as very serious and shall be […]

November 2, 2020

  The Chamber of Advocates is organising a webinar entitled Covid-19 Pandemic and its Effects on the Legal Sector: Challenges and Solutions is being organised in conjunction with the Malta Law Academy and the University of Malta. The webinar is being held on the 25th of November from 2-4pm and will address the economic, financial and […]