COVID-19: Cancellation of Appointments

Dear esteemed clients,

Please note that in light of the prevailing circumstances, and as a precautionary measure, all office appointments shall be cancelled and no new appointments shall be given. Nonetheless, we will do our best to continue to offer our services to you via email and/or telephone.

This measure shall remain in effect until further notice. Any inconvenience is deeply regretted, but we sincerely feel that this is the responsible thing to do at this time.

If you have received judicial acts (e.g. rikorsi or rikors ġuramentat/maħluf) that need to be replied to within a specified timeframe we urge you to still contact us immediately. In such situations, we request that you send us a scanned copy or clear photographs of such judicial acts, including any court decrees, either by email or mobile phone applications like Whatsapp. Our lawyers will then assess, on a case by case basis, if the matter can be handled remotely or if a meeting would be required, especially where replies need to be sworn on oath (ġurament).

Furthermore, please be advised that in accordance with the Directive issued by the Chamber of Advocates on the 10th of March 2020 no party to a civil suit is to attend Court unless absolutely necessary. Civil suits refer to any cases before the Appeals Court, First Hall of the Civil Court, Family Court, Court of Magistrates, Boards and Tribunals.

We will keep you updated on any other news and/or notices from time to time. Meanwhile, we sincerely urge you to follow all directives and guidelines issued by the competent authorities for your own safety and the safety of others. Further information can be found on the official Covid-19 Malta Facebook page.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

UPDATE: 13/03/2020

The Chamber of Advocates has today issued a new Directive to lawyers directing them not to attend court sittings with effect from Monday 16 March 2020. This was later followed by an official statement by the Ministry for Justice that the Court is to be shut down except for very urgent cases and/or other cases that the judge or magistrate deems necessary to be heard in the public interest.

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