December 21, 2021

On Friday, 17 December 2021, legal professionals were pleased to gather together for the first time in 3 years to commemorate the feast of St. Ivo, the patron saint of lawyers. The morning began with Holy Mass at St. John’s Co-Cathedral which was celebrated by Mons. Paul Carmel Vella. A luncheon was later organised at […]

November 18, 2021

The Annual Company Law Conference 2021 was held yesterday, the 17th of November, to a packed audience inside the conference hall at the University’s Valletta Campus. The event featured an excellent line-up of speakers who presented their views around the theme “Recent Issues, Challenges, and New Directions in Company Law” followed by a round table […]

October 1, 2021

  01 October 2021   Notice to all members of the legal profession   The Office of the Chief Justice has informed the Chamber that, with effect from Monday, 04 October 2021, all lawyers attending court sittings will once again be required to wear their toga.      

The Chamber of Advocates has published a circular to all members of the legal profession, together with an accompanying document entitled Legal Professional Privilege – Practice Note for Advocates. The documents may be downloaded here. Circular Legal Privilege Legal Privilege Practice Note 2021  

August 25, 2021

The JCA is looking to continue boosting one of its primary projects called ‘Prattika-Link’ which is aimed to assist law students in their search for a suitable internship or ‘prattika’ placement. As an organization, the JCA offers intermediary help by way of contacting law firms and lawyers working in private practice who specialize in different […]

July 7, 2021

  Malta’s Constitutional Court is now a member of the Superior Courts Network within the European Court of Human Rights.  The Superior Courts Network comprises a community of judges tasked with implementing the values and principles of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Among others, the Network aims to ensure the effective exchange of information […]

July 1, 2021

As announced, representatives of the Chamber’s council last Monday held a meeting with the Minister of Justice.  The agenda topic of that meeting centred around Bill 217, currently being discussed in parliament and which has as its object amendments to the regulation of the legal profession. The meeting was cordial and focused on the issues […]

June 24, 2021

  The Chamber of Advocates is troubled at the news that Malta has been greylisted by FATF and would like to express its grave concern at the effects that this could have on the economy as a whole.  Certain core industries, such as the financial services sector and that of corporate services which have, in […]

June 23, 2021

The Chamber of Advocates would like to inform members of the legal profession that the scheduled meeting with the Minister which had to be held today at 5.15pm, was postponed due to the fact that the Minister was requested to attend parliament all afternoon. The meeting will now take place on Monday, 28 June, at […]