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The Action of Unjustified Enrichment: Where Fairness and Equity Prevail
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The Action of Unjustified Enrichment

The action of unjustified enrichment, also known as the actio de in rem verso, dates back to Roman Law and despite the fact that it was formally included in the Maltese Civil Code in 2007 by means of Article 1028A, it has always been accepted by the Maltese Courts. The notions of equity and fairness serve as the foundation of this action. One should be compensated for the benefit gained by an individual without a just cause to the detriment of the former. Owing to its quasi-contract nature, the obligation does not arise from a contract and therefore, in line…
Klara Cachia
22nd September 2022
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Court Rejects Moral Damages and Permanent Psychological Disability Claims

In a judgment delivered on the 28th of June 2022 in the names of Rapa et vs Chircop et, sworn application number 886/2018, the First Hall Civil Court was tasked with apportioning responsibility and liquidating damages consequent to a traffic accident which occurred between the car driven by the defendant Chircop and the pedestrian Rapa who had passed away as a result of the accident. In a rare decision, responsibility was not totally allocated to the driver of the vehicle. The Court analysed the CCTV footage which captured the accident as well as various witness testimonies including experts appointed to…
Kirk Brincau
8th July 2022
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The importance of a correct notification in Court proceedings

Basic as it may seem, the notification process is of fundamental importance when instituting a Court case. This process can at times be used to attack the validity of a judgement and hence, one will certainly understand the importance of getting it right. All this featured in a Court of Appeal judgement, delivered on the 4th of May 2022 in the names Farrugia nomine vs BNF Bank plc (App. Ċiv. 410/19/1). The case concerned a Bank customer, who defaulted in the repayment of her loan facilities. As a result, the Bank called in the facilities and initiated legal proceedings to…
Kevin Cutajar
30th June 2022
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Mamo TCV Advocates participate in the International Fraud Group’s Bi-Annual Meeting in London

Dr Michael Psaila and Dr Christine Calleja participated in the International Fraud Group’s bi-annual meeting, which was held in London on the 11th and 12th May 2022. The IFG was established in 1997 by London firm Mischon de Reya with the aim of bringing together law firms that work in fraud investigation and asset recovery and now boasts members from over 50 countries. The network has also recently launched an initiative to identify weaknesses in companies’ supply chains relating to human trafficking and exploitation, in a bid to curb these activities. More information about the IFG’s activities can be accessed…
Christine Calleja
24th May 2022
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mamo TCV Delivers seminar on Debt Collection at Society Education Event

On the invitation of Society Education, on 13th January, 2022 Mamo TCV Advocates delivered a virtual seminar on debt collection. The presentation sought to provide participants with an understanding of the legal framework in Malta and the tools generally used by lawyers when assisting as well as defending a debt collection claim. Attendees were given an overview of the courts and tribunals having the legal competence to decide debt collection claims in Malta and the inherent legal differences which separate them. An in depth overview of the ways in which a creditor may safeguard a claim prior to acquiring an…
Kirk Brincau
1st February 2022
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Landmark Decision on Jactitation Suits

Jactitation suits are a long established remedy found under Maltese procedural law intended to limit one's ability to indefinitely vaunt claims without basis. This type of suit allows any person, whether natural or legal, that has had any form of right vaunted against him in written form to request the court to order the third party claimant to either bring the claim in trial within a period not exceeding three months or be forever precluded from proceeding with such a claim in the future. The remedy is a relatively simple one and while rarely used, due to its practical implications…
Kirk Brincau
27th January 2022