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Qrati tal-Ġustizzja Malta (Courts of Justice of Malta)

Mark Chetcuti
Chief Justice of Malta

Chief Justice since: 2020
Member of the Supreme Court since: 2010

Biography and career

Chief Justice Mark Chetcuti was born in Sliema, Malta on 4 February 1958. He graduated with a doctorate 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 and family law as well as domestic and international arbitration.

He was an accredited arbitrator at 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 until his present appointment was assigned duties in general civil law cases and constitutional first instance cases. Intellectual property, trademark and maritime law cases as well as appeals from planning law decisions were and are still in his exclusive remit. He remains 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.