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Civil Cases on the web is another eGovernment service offered by Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security so that more and more people will
benefit from the advantages offered by information technology and communication.
Civil Cases on the web is a utility tool which provides electronic searches intended to serve the Judiciaries, Lawyers, Notaries, Court
Personnel, Students, Journalists and the public in general. The service is free of charge and with unlimited use.
The Civil Cases online system incorporates six services:
- Introduced Cases
- Pending Cases
- Cases closed during the past year
- Sitting Search
- Noticeboard List
- Court Deferrals/Adjournments
The Civil Cases online system is a service on the web which can be accessed twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. Moreover, this
information can be accessed from anywhere in Malta and Gozo and abroad where internet is provided.
The collection of the Civil Cases viewed from this site is:
- Introduced Cases (New cases)
- Pending Cases
- Cases closed during the past year.
Introduced Cases (new cases)
New civil cases are continuously registered in any one of the registries of the Civil Courts in Malta and Gozo by legal representantives
(lawyers or a legal procurators) or by any one of the parties (for cases presented at the Small Claims Tribunal). The new cases are then processed
accordingly and assigned to a judiciary, which will later appoint the first sitting.
This service is a collection of new cases, which were introduced in the Civil Courts of Malta and Gozo which:
- have not yet been appointed a sitting; or
- have only been appointed the first sitting.
This service is a useful tool for Lawyers, Legal Procurators and the general public, which present a case to the Civil Courts, and may want
to know infront of which Judiciary is the case going to be heard, and on which date.
This service comprises all those cases which are currently pending in front of the Civil Courts and Tribunals of Malta and Gozo. Therefore,
all cases which have more than one sitting and have not been closed yet can be searched through this facility.
Other than case related details, like Case Reference, Court and Judiciary, one can also view information on the parties
involved and the sittings linked to the case. From the sitting list, one has the facility to access the verbal of the required sitting, if this is
It is important to note that the Verbali shown in the Civil Cases website are linked with the sitting held after July 2002 onwards.
Also, certain verbali cannot be viewed unless they are made public by the Courts' registries.
Cases closed during the past year
This service offers you the facility to search for any case that has been terminated within the past year. Throught this service it is
possibile to view details like those offered by the Pending Cases service, described in the above paragraphs.
Moreover, since the case will be terminated, other details will be available:
- the case taxation information;
- whether the case has been appealed or not.
For every sitting held, a list containing all the cases that are going to be heard during the day for the particular hall, called the sitting
list, is attached to a noticeboard by each hall's entrance.
These lists are attached before the sittings begin inorder to help and guide the general public.
The service offers the facility to search for the same list as shown on the Noticeboard.
If you are a lawyer or a legal representative, this is an ideal tool to search your daily sittings. The same service offers the facility to
view the sitting list for each case shown on the site.
From this list one can also access the respective verbali. If you wish to know which verbali are shown on the site, please refer to Pending
Cases section within this help page.
Court Deferrals / Adjournments
Sometimes Court Sittings, can be deferred from their original appointment date to another future date. This can happen well in advance of the
actual sitting date with adequate notice, as much as can happen on the same day of the sitting.
This service will be showing such deferrals thus helping to reduce inconvenience to the general public and/or legal representatives as much as
By choosing any date from the calendar, the site shows whether the sitting has been deferred or not. This will make it possible to know whether one's
case is still to be heard on the appointed day, or put off to another date, from the commodity of your house or office.
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