April 8, 2022

Following the enactment of Act XIX of 2021, the Legal Profession (Reform) Act, the Committee for Advocates and Legal Procurators has set-up a Register of Legal Professionals and Law Firms in fullfilment of the requirements of the law.   Advocates   In terms of Article 79 of Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta, no person may exercise […]

April 7, 2022

The Chamber of Advocates recently organised an initiative to collect funds towards humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.  Thanks to the generosity of its members, the Chamber was able to send a sizable shipment of foodstuffs and personal care products to Ukraine’s border to assist with the global humanitarian efforts in the region.  

March 3, 2022

03.03.2022   The Chamber of Advocates joins the international community in an unequivocal condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. All states must respect the fundamental values, principles and freedoms set out in the European Convention on Human Rights and the general principles of public international law. The respect for international laws and treaties […]

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 […]