Mangion Legal

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Profile
Dr. Mangion is a practising advocate and successfully represents clients in front of the Courts of Malta and Gozo in all branches of law, specialising in Family Law and Child Law.  

She read and obtained a doctorate in law at the University of Malta and subsequently gained an LL.M in Family Law from UCL and Queen Mary (University of London).  She furthered her studies by obtaining an MA. in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence from the University of Malta.  She annually continues her ongoing professional development in law. 

She was appointed by Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family as a member of the National Children's Policy Working Group where along with a group of experts they worked on the children's policy.  She was also a member of the Adoption Board where part of her duty was to assess whether prospective adoptive parents were eligible and suitable to adopt.  She was also a Judicial Assistant, assisting the Court of Magistrates (Malta) in its civil jurisdiction.  She is also the Legal Consultant of the Diocesan Office for Voluntary Work as well as for the Secretariat of Church Schools in Malta.

Her research entitled, 'Competency and Best Interests of the Child Relating to Health Issues - A Maltese and International Legal Perspective' has been published by the German publishing house - VDM Verlag (2010).  She has been a regular contributor in The Times of Malta, a leading Maltese newspaper in English by writing articles on Family Law and Child Law and was also a contributor to KidsMalta.com, a website for parents and children including Child Magazine.  She was also the resident lawyer of a fortnightly and later a weekly radio programme on RTK, entitled, 'Il-Ligi u l-Familja' where Dr Mangion explains various topics related to family law which aired from 2013-2016.

She is also invited to give training sessions, and hold seminars and legal workshops by government entities, family groups/associations and religious associations such as the ones held at Ghozza and at the Alternative Dispute Resolution (Malta) Centre, and at Ejjew Ghandi, Children's Homes to name a few.   

She was also invited to chair a seminar on Child and Health Law as part of the Manifesto for Children Seminars, under the auspices of Malta's Commissioner for Children and later on was commissioned by the Office of the Commissioner for Children to write a report on child competency in health issues.  She was invited as a speaker at the evening seminar entitled, 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young Adults: Proposals for Amendments', organised by the Bioethics Research Programme of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in collaboration with the Medicine and Law Programme of the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta & Office of the Commissioner for Children.  She was also invited to be part of a focus group organised by the Centre for Family Studies for the 'Sustainable Lifestyles Project' [Community Chest Fund] with regards to the economic-behaviourism of families.


She regularly attends a number of conferences and seminars in Malta and abroad on Family Law, Child Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law to keep herself abreast, thus being capable of giving a top-notch up to date legal service.  These conferences, seminars and training seminars include those organized by the Malta Chamber of Advocates, by the Commissioner for Children, by the Ministry for Social Policy, by the Cana Movement, by the National Commission for the Protection of Equality (NCPE), by the Commission on Domestic Violence, by NGOs such as Aditus and by international organisations such as the ICCFR - the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations, and LEPCA - Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).  She also attended debates on Family Law at the Social Affairs Committee meetings.   


Dr Mangion annually attends professional development courses to broaden her legal knowledge and approach.


She has also been asked to give her expert opinion on Family Law by various local and foreign institutions.


She is regularly invited as guest speaker on a number of radio and television programmes.  


She has published academic papers and articles on leading peer-reviewed journals. 


She is also an LL.D and LL.B (Hons) thesis and research project examiner, an LL.D thesis supervisor at the University of Malta and a casual visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.


Academic Qualifications and Professional Associations

 

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) (University of Malta).
  • Dip.Not.Pub. (Diploma of Notary Public) (University of Malta).
  • LL.M (Lond.) (Master in Family Law) (Queen Mary and UCL) (University of London)
  • M.A. Mat. Can. Law (Melit.) (University of Malta).
  • LL.D (Doctor of Laws)(University of Malta).
  • ELSA Telders Moot Court Competition.
  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar.  
  • Member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates.
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK).
  • Past member of the Adoption Board.
  • Former Judicial Assistant.

CPD


  • Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (University of Leicester)

Publications


  • Ann Marie Mangion, 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young People: Proposals for Amendment 1' in Kevin Aquilina, Peter Mallia and Bridgit Ellul (eds), Contemporary Issues in Medical Law & Ethics: Conference Proceedings 2012-2015 (University of Malta 2017).
  • Ann Marie Mangion, 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young Adults.  Proposals  for Amendments: the Gillick Proposition',  Journal of the Malta College of Family Doctors, (Vol. 4, Issue 1, May 2015).
  • Hamid Reza Salehi and Ann Marie Mangion, 'Legal Aspects of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery', International Journal of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science. (Int J Adv Stu Hum Soci Scie. 2014; 2(2):111-115.)
  • Ann Marie Mangion, 'What's in a Surname?' Child, The Magazine for Parents, The Times, Issue 31, September 10, 2011, pp. 62-63.
  • Ann Marie Mangion, Competency and Best Interests of the Child Relating to Health Issues - A Maltese and International Legal Perspective' (Feb 2010) VDM Verlag, Germany.
  • Ann Marie Mangion, 'The Financial Aspect of Family Law' Bank of Valletta Review, No. 45, Spring 2012, pp. 109-121.
  • Doriana Bezzina et al, Draft National Children's Policy, MEEF.
  • Articles in The Times of Malta.  
  • Articles at KidsMalta.com
  • Raphael Vassallo of Malta Today interviewed Dr Mangion regarding child abuse.

Television and Radio


  • 'Realtajiet tal-Lum' on RTK Radio Station, discussing the legal situation of single mothers and unknown fathers; 
  • 'Dilemma Etika' a radio programme on the University of Malta's station, Campus FM, discussing medical ethics,  treatment orders and parental consent; 
  • 'Ghandi xi Nghid' on Radju Malta discussing the theme of adoption by single persons; medical competence; the new judicial and legal reforms; internet safety and peadophilia; justice and the media; the family and children's views;
  • 'Trijangolu' on Campus FM, a radio programme on the University of Malta's station discussing the draft National Children's Policy;
  • 'Bongu' a morning programme on TVM discussing certain aspects of family law; '
  • Dissett' a current affairs programme on TVM discussing the Family Court and divorce;
  • 'Xarabank' on TVM as a guest speaker discussing Giga's case where Giga was found guilty of murdering her son;
  • 'Iswed fuq l-Abjad' on Net TV discussing the draft National Children's Policy and children's rights;
  • 'Sellili' on TVM discussing the Maltese family within legal terms;
  • 'Rifless' on One TV discussing the Guardianship Bill vis-a-vis interdiction;
  • 'TVAM' a morning programme on TVM discussing maintenance and visitation rights; and incapacitation;
  • 'Persjani' a current affairs programme organised by TVM's newsroom on TVM discussing adoption;
  • 'TVPM' a mid-afternoon programme on TVM discussing paternity suits and single mothers; children's rights; the rights of the unborn child and maternity rights; and parental quarrels and children;
  • 'Ten01' on Net TV discussing infidelity;
  • 'Skjetti' an evening current affairs programme on TVM discussing children's rights;
  • 'Ghazliet' a radio programme on Campus FM discussing children's rights;
  • 'Ghazliet' a radio programme on Radio 101 discussing gay parenting; the new cohabitation law; family law; sexual harassment;
  • 'Attwali', a current affairs programme on FLiving TV discussing criminal responsibility amongst minors.
  • 'Il-Ligi u l-Familja' a legal radio programme on Radio RTK discussing various family law topics.

Seminars & Training Sessions


  • In 2018 Dr Mangion attended a public lecture on gender quotas in Ireland organised by the Faculty of Social Well-being, University of Malta.
  • In 2017 Dr Mangion attended a 5 day seminar organised by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on immigrant children's access to justice as part of the FAIR Project in Ferney-Voltaire and Geneva.
  • In 2017 Dr Mangion attended a speech by Dontilla Mukame on genocidal rape in Rwanda organised by the Festival of Research 2017 at the University of Leicester.
  • In 2017 Dr Mangion attended a two day seminar organised by Aditus entitled, 'Fostering Access to Immigrant Children's Rights (FAIR)'. 
  • In 2016 Dr Mangion attended a seminar organised by LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Abduction) on European Case-Law.
  • In 2016 Dr Mangion attended a seminar on  Act No. IV of 2016 -Amendments Civil Procedure organised by the Chamber of Advocates.

  • In 2016 Dr Mangion attended a seminar on the New Procedural Rules on the Declaration of Nullity organised by the Chamber of Advocates.

  • In 2015 Dr Mangion attended a seminar on Forms of Violence in Malta - A Gender Perspective organised by the NCPE.

  • In 2015 Dr Mangion gave a 4 part series of training sessions on Sexual Abuse and Volunary Organisations.

  • In 2011 Dr Mangion attended a two day conference on Domestic Violence.

  • In 2011 Dr Mangion attended a seminar on Divorce Law organised by the Chamber of Advocates.

  • Dr Mangion was a speaker in the seminar 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young Adults: Proposals for Amendments', organised by the Bioethics Research Programme of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in collaboration with the Medicine and Law Programme of the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta & Office of the Commissioner for Children.

  • Between 2011-2015 Dr Mangion regularly gave training sessions to social workers on Family Law 

  • In 2010 Dr Mangion chaired a seminar on Child and Health Law as part of the Manifesto for Children Seminars (Malta's Commissioner for Children) 
  • In 2010 Dr Mangion attended a three day conference organised by the ICCFR - the International Commission on Couple and Family Relations entitled, 'Empowering Families as Sustainable Partners in Social Policy'
Languages

  • Maltese (native)
  • English (native)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (working knowledge)

Recent Events

News


On 21 January 2018, Dr Mangion launched her own personal blog, called, 'The Law and the Family' where she will blog her thoughts on various legal aspects.


On 17 January 2018, Dr Mangion attended the inauguration of the Judicial Year of the Ecclesiastical Tribunals of the Maltese Province at the Archbishop's Palace.


On 13 January 2018, Dr Mangion was a guest speaker on Radio 101's 'Ghazliet' discussing sexual harassment.


On 11 January 2018, Dr Mangion attended a public lecture on gender quotas in Ireland held by Dr Fiona Buckley of the University of Cork, organised by the Faculty of Social Wellbeing, at the University of Malta.


On 13 October 2017, Dr Mangion was a guest speaker on FLiving TV, 'Attwali' discussing criminal responsibility amongst minors. 


On 4-8 October 2017, Dr Mangion went to a FAIR Project training session on immigrant children's rights access to justice organised by the ICJ at Ferney-Voltaire/Geneva.


On 15 September 2017 Dr Mangion attended Dontilla Mukamana's speech on genocidal rape in Rwanda as part of the Festival of Research 2017 held at the University of Leicester.


On 6 September 2017 Dr Mangion's paper on confidentiality and treatment of young people was published in Kevin Aquilina, Peter Mallia and Bridgit Ellul (eds), Contemporary Issues in Medical Law & Ethics: Conference Proceedings 2012-2015 (University of Malta 2017).


On 19 August 2017 Dr Mangion was a guest speaker on Radio 101's 'Ghazliet' discussing juvenile crime.


On 9 April 2017 Dr Mangion was invited as a guest speaker on Radio 101's 'Ghazliet' discussing the family.


On 16-17 February 2017 Dr Mangion attended a two-day training session: "Fostering Access to Immigrant Children's Rights (FAIR) Project organised by Aditus and the International Commission of Jurists.


On 24 December 2016 Dr Mangion along with Johanna Cauchi held the last radio programme from the long-running programme, Il-Ligi u l-Familja on Radio RTK (103 FM).


On 1 October 2016 Dr Mangion was asked to make an intervention on the legal implications of gay parenting on Radio 101's radio programme Ghazliet.


On 5 September 2016 Dr Mangion was invited on Campus FM's radio programme Ghazliet to discuss children's rights.


On 11 June 2016 Dr Mangion was asked to give her opinion on children's views in court during the radio programme Ghandi xi Nghid.


On 21 April 2016 Dr Mangion was invited on TVM's Skjetti alongside Pauline Miceli, the Commissioner of Children and Claire Agius Ordway to discuss children's rights.


On 7 March 2016 Dr Mangion attended a lecture organised by the Chamber of Advocates on Act IV of 2016 - an act to amend law relating to justice reform in the sphere of civil procedure.


On 8 February 2016 Dr Mangion  started a course entitled Forensic Science and Criminal Justice as part of her CPD.


On 3 February 2016 Dr Mangion attended a seminar on annulment procedural reforms organized by the Chamber of Advocates.


Articles


Dr Mangion has published a paper entitled, 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young People: Proposals for Amendment 1' in Kevin Aquilina, Peter Mallia and Bridgit Ellul (eds), Contemporary Issues in Medical Law & Ethics: Conference Proceedings 2012-2015 (University of Malta 2017).


Dr Mangion has publshed the following paper, 'Confidentiality and Treatment of Young Adults.  Proposals  for Amendments: the Gillick Proposition' in the Journal of the Malta College of Family Doctors, (Vol. 4, Issue 1, May 2015)


Hamid Reza Salehi and Ann Marie Mangion have published an article called, Legal Aspects of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in the peer-reviewed  International Journal of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science. (Int J Adv Stu Hum Soci Scie. 2014; 2(2):111-115)


Ann Marie Mangion, 'Young Adults Should Have a Say', The Times (Valletta, 5 April 2013)


Radio & TV


Discussing sexual harassment  on Radio 101's 'Ghazliet' discussing sexual harassment (13 January 2018 - live).


Discussing criminal responsibility amongst minors on FLiving TV, 'Attwali' (13 October 2017 - live).


Discussing the family of Radio 101's Ghazliet (9 April 2017 - live).


Discussing children's rights on Campus FM's radio programme Ghazliet (5 September 2016 - recorded).


Asked to give her opinion on children's views in court during the radio programme Ghandi xi Nghid (11 June 2016 - live). 


Discussing children's rights on TVM's Skjetti (21 April 2016 - recorded).



Seminars & Conferences


Dr Mangion attended a public lecture on gender quotas in Ireland held by Dr Fiona Buckley of the University of Cork, organised by the Faculty of Social Wellbeing, at the University of Malta (11 January 2018).


Dr Mangion went to a FAIR Project training session on immigrant children's rights access to justice organised by the ICJ at Ferney-Voltaire/Geneva (4-8 October 2017).


Dr Mangion attended Dontilla Mukamana's speech on genocidal rape in Rwanda as part of the Festival of Research 2017 held at the University of Leicester (15 September 2017).

Dr Mangion attended a two-day training session: "Fostering Access to Immigrant Children's Rights (FAIR) Project organised by Aditus and the International Commission of Jurists (16-17 February 2017).

Dr Mangion gave a talk on Matrimonial Regimes to post-Cana group (4 December 2016).

Dr Mangion gave a talk on Consent, Confidentiality and Disclosure at the Maltese Curia (23 June 2016).

Dr Mangion attended a lecture organised by the Chamber of Advocates on Act IV of 2016 - an act to amend law relating to justice reform in the sphere of civil procedure (7 March 2016).


Dr Mangion attended a seminar on annulment procedural reforms organized by the Chamber of Advocate (3 February 2016).