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DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION

Malta’s unique hybrid system is the product of numerous influences coming in from different legal systems throughout the years. In our judicial system we thus witness civil law and common law practices working together with the recent EU laws introduced upon Malta’s accession in 2004.

Dispute resolution in Malta is mainly settled by means of court litigation. Litigants may alternatively resort to alternative dispute resolution, comprised of arbitration, mediation, tribunals and boards.
The Firm’s experience in litigation ranges from cases in constitutional law, public and administrative law, criminal law, civil law including contract law, family law, property law, commercial and corporate law, intellectual property law, consumer law, tax law, and most notably maritime litigation.

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Criminal

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates is one of Malta’s leading Law Firms in the Criminal Law Practice. The firm’s lawyers have been practising criminal law for the past 20 years and have assisted clients before all the Criminal Courts of Malta including trials by jury and criminal appeals. The firm’s team also practices before the Court of Magistrates as a Court of Criminal Inquiry or as a Court of Criminal Judicature. Malcolm Mifsud is the partner who heads this department and has assisted a number of individuals in prominent trials that took place in Malta
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Civil

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates has a team of experienced lawyers practising in the field of Civil Law, which is considered to be one of the main pillars of a country’s juridical system. Civil law mainly regulates an individual’s rights and obligations towards third parties in any form of contractual terms and conditions. Moreover, it regulates issues concerning the principle of tort, which relates to the liability of individuals when held responsible for damages.
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates also practices in the field of Family Law. Read more about Divorce Law in Malta on www.expatriatelaw.com – article written by Dr. Malcolm Mifsud.
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Family Law

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates’ experience in Family law extends to all kinds of matters wherein one may need assistance with family and marital related issues. Our legal team advices and provides assistance throughout all legal proceedings, including mediation, separation and divorce suits. We also cater for a wide-range of services relating to maintenance actions, care and custody concerns as well as access to children and those under parental authority. A comprehensive approach is adopted to issues relating to Domestic Violence and Abductions, which cases are dealt with expediently and with proper consideration given to the sensitive nature of the case.
Read more about the procedure adopted in Divorce Law in Malta in the article published on the Expatriate Law website written by Dr. Malcolm Mifsud.
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Commercial & Corporate

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates advises clients at all stages of a commercial process, including litigation proceedings. Clients of Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates have the security of being advised by experienced lawyers who do not only see the short-term effects of a commercial relationship but also cater for client protection in the event that litigation is necessary to solve a dispute between the contractual parties. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates has been engaged by a number of prominent local and foreign commercial entities in high profile litigation cases.
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Maritime

The team of Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates is one of Malta’s leading law firms for Maritime litigation. It has extensive experience in ship arrests in the Maltese jurisdiction and has acted on behalf of clients in many maritime disputes before the Maltese law courts.

Our team of lawyers is also experience in the enforcement of executive titles and mortgages over vessels, eventually leading to the execution of such titles. Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates can therefore assist in issues related to judicial sales by auction or private sales (by order to the court) of vessels.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution is becoming increasingly more popular over time due to the numerous benefits it offers in comparison with Court litigation, particularly as a result of its more expedient, cheaper, informal and confidential nature. Despite its consensual nature, in limited disputes such as those relating to minor traffic accidents and condomimium disputes, arbitration is mandatory as it enables parties to resolve such issues quickly and at lower costs.

OUR LAWYERS SPECIALISING IN THIS FIELD

Malcolm Mifsud

Founding Partner

Cedric Mifsud

Founding Partner

Gianluca Cappitta

Senior Associate

Charlene Gauci

Senior Associate

Davina Sullivan

Legal Procurator

Ian Barbara

Junior Associate

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