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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Court Considers Public Policy and Public Security Restrictions to Right of Freedom of Movement of EU Nationals

‚ÄčA European Union national (hereinafter referred to as 'the Appellant') previously convicted and incarcerated for trafficking drugs challenged the decision given under the authority of the Director of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs (hereinafter referred to as 'the Director') which had effectively limited his right to freedom of movement and required his removal from Malta. This decision had been confirmed by the Immigration Appeals Board that considered that the Director had correctly applied the law. The Appellant contested both these decisions through an appeal filed in front of the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) which was decided on the 16th of…
Kirk Brincau
18th October 2018
Employment & Labour

Court of Appeal Criticises Industrial Tribunal in a Transfer of Business Case

In the judgment delivered on the 5th of October 2018, in the names of Antoinette Farrugia vs Optical (CCSG) Company Limited and Classic Group (Appeal nr. 16/2018) the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) delved into the issue of what constitutes a transfer within the meaning of the Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations and article 38 of the Employment and Industrial Relations Act. The case in question was initiated by a claim filed before the Industrial Tribunal by Antoinette Farrugia ('claimant') who was employed with Optical (CCSG) Company Limited ("Optical") on an indefinite basis. On the 8th of December…
Kirk Brincau
9th October 2018
Employment & Labour

Court of Appeal Criticises Industrial Tribunal in a Transfer of Business Case

In the judgment delivered on the 5th of October 2018, in the names of Antoinette Farrugia vs Optical (CCSG) Company Limited and Classic Group (Appeal nr. 16/2018) the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) delved into the issue of what constitutes a transfer within the meaning of the Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations and article 38 of the Employment and Industrial Relations Act. The case in question was initiated by a claim filed before the Industrial Tribunal by Antoinette Farrugia ('claimant') who was employed with Optical (CCSG) Company Limited ("Optical") on an indefinite basis. On the 8th of December…
Kirk Brincau
9th October 2018
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Media and Defamation Act set to repeal Press Act

The Media and Defamation Act, Act no. XI of 2018, (hereinafter referred to as the 'amending Act') was passed by the House of Representatives on the 17th of April 2018 and assented to by the President of Malta on the 24th of April 2018. The only thing that remains for the provisions of the amending Act to become enforceable is publication and indication of the enforcement date in the Government Gazette. The amending Act, having the main purpose of repealing the Press Act (Chapter 248 of the Laws of Malta), creates important legal changes while also leaving a limited amount…
Kirk Brincau
26th April 2018
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Media and Defamation Act set to repeal Press Act

The Media and Defamation Act, Act no. XI of 2018, (hereinafter referred to as the 'amending Act') was passed by the House of Representatives on the 17th of April 2018 and assented to by the President of Malta on the 24th of April 2018. The only thing that remains for the provisions of the amending Act to become enforceable is publication and indication of the enforcement date in the Government Gazette. The amending Act, having the main purpose of repealing the Press Act (Chapter 248 of the Laws of Malta), creates important legal changes while also leaving a limited amount…
Kirk Brincau
26th April 2018