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

Authors

  • Biagio Andò University of Catania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2012/v15i3a2503

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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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Published

29-05-2017

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. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2012/v15i3a2503

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