|Dr. Irene Bonello |
Dr. Bonello, an Advocate by profession, provides legal assistance and advice to the Office for Consumer Affairs within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) especially with regard to enforcement of consumer protection legislation that includes leading and managing investigations, assisting in the administrative proceedings process, and legal representation and assistance before the Competition and Consumer Appeals Tribunal since the 23rd May, 2011. Prior to the said date, and as from the 18th February, 2008 Dr. Bonello legally assisted and represented the former Consumer and Competition Division (subsequently the Consumer and Competition Department now incorporated within the MCCAA), with regard to consumer protection issues, including enforcement.
After being awarded her Diploma of Notary Public on the 9th April, 1987 by the University of Malta, Dr. Bonello graduated as Doctor of Laws on the 21st December, 1988 at the University of Malta. On the 16th December, 1994 Dr. Bonello has been conferred her Diploma in Canonical Marriage Cases – Jurisprudence and Procedure – by the Maltese Episcopal Conference, and she is enrolled in the List of Advocates of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal.
The legal practice of Dr. Bonello started on the 9th January, 1989 and includes consultancy mostly relative to civil law and commercial law, litigation before the Courts of Justice of Malta and appointments by the Courts as legal expert in several judicial proceedings.
Dr. Bonello is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, Malta.