This is a comprehensive study unit, which aims at going over a wide spectrum of sections of the areas of substantive law contained in the Civil Code, the main piece of Maltese legislation which regulates private inter-personal relations and issues which regularly arise therefrom.
The following sections of Civil Law will be extensively covered.
- The Law of Persons
- The Law of Succession
- The Law of Property
- The Law of Obligations
- The Law of Guarantees
This unit aims to cover the following; Roman law, the law of persons (including family law), of property, of obligations (contracts and tort), of succession and of guarantees.
A basic introduction to Roman law will give participants the primary footing upon which they may commence their studies in the principles of civil law, since Roman law has in fact set the foundations for modern civil law to be developed. Other historical aspects which have influenced local civil law will also be studied and discussed, including French and Italian civil law.
Participants will also briefly delve into the concept of Maltese having a mixed legal system and, consequently, the motivations behind a Civil Code drafted by the British on the basis of continental European models.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested to understand Civil Law, law students and supporting staff in law firms or legal offices.