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Malta
 
Qrati tal-Ġustizzja Malta (Courts of Justice Malta)
 
Mr. Mark Chetcuti
Chief Justice of Malta
 
President since: 2020
Justice of the Supreme Court since: : 2010
 
Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:
The Chief Justice Mark Chetcuti was born in Sliema Malta on the 4th February 1958. He graduated with a doctorate degree in law from the University of Malta in 1981. He is married to Ingrid and has one daughter Clara.
 
Immediately upon graduating he set up his own law firm specialising in Civil law, Family law as well as local and international arbitrations.
 
He was an accredited arbiter in the Malta Arbitration Centre. He was also Chairman of the Appeals Tribunal for Controlled Companies, and member of the Refugee Appeals Board.
 
He was elevated to the Bench in 2010 and up to his present appointment was assigned duties in general civil law cases and constitutional first instance cases. Intellectual property, trademarks and maritime law cases as well as appeals from planning law decisions were and are at present still in his exclusive remit. He is still the presiding judge in appeals from planning law decisions.
 
In 2020 he was appointed Chief Justice by unanimous decision of Parliament in which capacity he is now President of the Constitutional Court, the Superior Court of Appeal in Civil and Commercial matters and the Superior Criminal Court of Appeal. Amongst his other administrative duties he is Vice-President of the Commission for the Administration of Justice and President of the Judicial Appointments Committee.