EU (NON-MALTESE) LEGAL PROFESSIONALS WISHING TO PRACTISE IN MALTA
EU (Non-Maltese) Legal Professionals wishing to practise their legal profession in Malta will be required to register with the local competent authority - the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government. Such registration will entitle them to practice under their home country professional title. Should such professionals wish to gain admission to the legal profession in Malta, they would have to apply for a local warrant. Further information is indicated hereunder:
Any foreign legal professional must first register in Malta. Registration is carried out by filling the application form entitled ‘Application for registration to practise the legal profession in Malta under the Home-Country professional title’. The foreign legal professional will be entitled to practise in Malta under the legal title obtained by the qualification in his/her country of origin, but not in the Courts of Justice.
As indicated in this form, in order to register, applicants would have to provide copies of:
The above-indicated forms (both for registration and for applying for a local warrant) can be either downloaded from this website or obtained from and returned to the Justice Unit within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr Mark Said - Senior Counsel,
Office of the Director General, Strategy & Support,
MINISTRY FOR JUSTICE, CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Chateau De La Ville,
21, Archbishop Street, Valletta, Malta.
The Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre is the competent body that recognises qualifications through the Malta Qualifications Framework . It provides recognition and comparability of both academic and vocational qualifications; more information may be found on the website http://www.ncfhe.org.mt/content/home-malta-qualifications-recognition-information-centre/52002817/
Legal Notice 273 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 55, 170 and 248 of 2004 – Mutual Recognition of Qualifications of Legal Profession Regulations.
Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services.
Directive 98/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 to facilitate practice of the profession of a lawyer on a permanent basis in a Member State other than that in which the qualification is obtained.