The Mélange of Innovation and Tradition in Maltese Law: The Essence of the Maltese Mix?


  • Biagio Andò University of Catania



, Tradition, English law, continental law, hybridity, mixed legal systems, Maltese courts, moral damages, pre-contractual liability, lacunae


Aim of this paper is to provide valuable insights into the Maltese legal system with a special focus on private law. The assumption is that this legal system is the by-product of the "mixing" of innovation and tradition, resulting from the interaction of English law and continental law. A major role in the development of the system is played by courts. Some examples (moral damages and pre-contractual liability) are considered which highlight the importance of the function displayed by Maltese judges.



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How to Cite

Andò, B. (2017). The Mélange of Innovation and Tradition in Maltese Law: The Essence of the Maltese Mix?. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 15(3), 68–96.



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