Law Firm in Gozo
Gozo, the sister island of Malta, has a population of 31,000 people spread over 67km². The main town of the Island, Victoria, lies at the very heart of the island and it is the centre of the administrative, economic, and cultural activity of the island.
Gozo and its people managed to preserve the unique beauty and lifestyle of a Mediterranean island and despite its size and vicinity to Malta, it has particular exigencies due to its characteristics and uniqueness.
Economic challenges in Gozo have always been tough and complex. Emigration was the only choice many locals had in the past and Gozitans emigrated by their thousands mainly to the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Today, tourism, real estate, agriculture, and fisheries are important pillars of Gozo’s economy. The island also has an eye on the financial services that are set to increase in the coming years. Gozo is also home to a sizeable community of expats many of whom decided to make the island their preferred retirement destination.
The Gozo courts
The Courts in Gozo, as established in Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta, have jurisdiction over claims against persons residing or having their ordinary residence in Gozo or Comino. The Court of Magistrates (Gozo) in its Inferior Jurisdiction deals with claims not exceeding €15,000, and the Court of Magistrates (Gozo) in its Superior Jurisdiction deals with claims that in Malta are dealt with by the Civil Court, and therefore claims that exceed €15,000. Appeals from the Court of Magistrates in its inferior jurisdiction are held in Malta, whereas appeals from the Court of Magistrates in its superior jurisdiction are held in Malta. The Family Court and the Court of Voluntary Jurisdiction also sits in Gozo.
Gozo Law Firm
The presence of Gozitans on the Iuris team provides us with an insight and better understanding of Gozo’ particular needs, placing us in the best possible position to offer legal services to locals and the sizeable community of foreigners living in Gozo. As a law practice in Gozo, we assist in litigation before the Gozo Courts on various matters from Family Law to Property Law, and from Personal Injury to Employment. Other areas in which Iuris is often involved include EU Funding, Succession, Taxation, Citizenship, Residence & Relocation.