Dr John Bonello

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19/9 Vincenti Buildings
Strait Street


Experienced in family law, dispute resolution, real estate, citizenship and residency, John has practiced extensively in international financial disputes and complex children cases. According to the latest edition of The Legal 500 (which has been recommending John since the 2012 edition): “Boutique law firm 8pointlaw advises on cross-border matrimonial, succession, estate planning, and immigration matters for high-net-worth individuals. Practice head John Bonello excels in handling civil and commercial litigation at the international level.” On invitation of the US Embassy in Malta, John completed an International Visitor Leadership Programme in the USA, organised by the US Department of State in 2010. He has acted as Adjudicator in the Small Claims Tribunal for two years from 2015 and has held several other public posts. Following his election as IAFL Fellow in 2018, John has been appointed Court Expert on matters of Maltese Law by English and Australian jurisdictions.

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Maltese

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Arbitration, Cohabitation, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Insolvency, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Mediation, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Same Sex Partnerships, Surrogacy

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