As the Notaries Code of Ethics enters into force tomorrow for the first time in history, eight notaries today received their warrants.
Justice Minister Owen Bonnici augured the new notaries in their careers while emphasizing the importance and responsibility of the profession. He announced the entry into force of the legal notice of the Notaries Code of Ethics which was proposed and drafted by the Notarial Council.
The code, which adopts a holistic approach, is spread on five principle titles that elaborate on Conduct and Diligence; Independence and Impartiality; Professional Relations; Illegal Competition and Secrecy; and Professional Confidentiality.
Minister Bonnici remarked that “it is very important that legislation that regulate the notaries’ profession are updated with times and with the contemporary exigencies so that a high quality service is assured to many Maltese individuals and families who recur to notaries in distinctive circumstances in life”.