Dr. Jean-Carl Abela [Associate at FSGM.Partners]
Through L.N. 65 of 2020, the Maltese Courts and the Court’s registry, together with all Tribunals, have been closed by order of the Superintendent of Public Health and shall remain closed until such order is repealed by the Superintendent of the Public Health. Therefore, judicial and legal acts cannot be filed for the time being since the Court’s registry is closed.
However, the law offers a special procedure in which through an application, the Court Registry can be requested to be opened in order to file certain judicial acts, albeit with an extra cost for opening the Court during the days or periods when it is closed.
However, through L.N. 137 of 2020, these extra costs and tariffs, when it comes to filing the following judicial acts, have now been temporarily waived off away during such times, which are:
Other judicial acts can still be filed however, the cost of these acts will calculated according to the“extra tariffs and costs” established in the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure.
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