Administrative Law

Chapter 490 of the laws of Malta entitled the “Administrative Justice Act” provides for Administrative Justice in Malta. Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. Government agency action can include rulemaking, adjudication, or the enforcement of a specific regulatory agenda. Administrative law is considered a branch of public law.

As a body of law, administrative law deals with the decision-making of administrative units of government (for example, tribunals, boards or commissions) that are part of a national regulatory scheme in such areas as police law, international trade, manufacturing, the environment, taxation, broadcasting, immigration and transport. Administrative law expanded greatly during the twentieth century, as legislative bodies worldwide created more government agencies to regulate the increasingly complex social, economic and political spheres of human interaction.

In Malta, unlike France, we do not have a special system of administrative courts. Whether an appeal is granted within the terms of the law, upon which the merits of the case may be argued upon, depends on the special law regulating the specific sector. Nevertheless, in cases where no appeal is granted by the law, judicial review is always an option, in which the principles governing the law and the procedure, may be disputed. At LexMalta we pride ourselves in representing our clients and their interests with specific relevance to their relationship between them as individuals and the governmental authorities.

The experts at LexMalta are devoted towards protecting the individual’s humanitarian rights and exigencies.