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Notitiae Criminis

by Jacob Magro – Trainee Advocate Photo source: The Malta Police Force ________________________________________ The ‘notitiae criminis’ is what sets criminal prosecution in motion. The term may in fact be loosely defined as a notice, communicated to the competent authorities, that a criminal offence is alleged…

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The State Advocate Act

by Jacob Magro – Trainee Advocate On the 26th of July, 2019, Legal Notice No. 174 brought into force the provisions of the State Advocate Act (Act No. XXV of 2019). The main scope of this newly enacted piece of legislation is to split the…

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Trials by Jury – Part I

by Dr Rene Darmanin – Junior Associate “Gentlemen of the Jury”, by John Morgan”, Thomas Ball, 1864; Sir Stafford Cripps; by descent in the family; Mallams, Oxford, 2005; Thomas Coulborn & Sons. The famous American philosopher Lysander Spooner once said: “The trial by jury is…

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Rules regulating Marriage . Part II

by Dr Graziella Cricchiola – Junior Associate This is the second part of the series discussing rules regulating Marriage. The first part can be read here. As outlined in the first part of this series of articles, there are three types of regimes regulating marriages…

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