Dr Robert Musumeci
Dr Robert Musumeci obtained a PhD in Law from the University of Malta with his dissertation entitled ‘Judicial Interpretation of Maltese development planning law. Eliciting the added value’ after having been previously selected by the same University for the prize of Best Doctor of Laws Thesis Award in 2016 for his work entitled ‘The Development Planning Act 2016 – A critical Appraisal’. Prior to being admitted to the Maltese Bar, Dr Musumeci had graduated as a perit in 1997 and then moved on to also obtain a Masters Degree in Conservation Technology in Masonry Buildings in 2004. He is a former chairperson of the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC) and was later appointed as a government consultant in the reform which led to Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s demerger, the establishment of the Lands Authority, the introduction of a regulatory framework for Estate Agents, the drafting of the constitutional amendments pertaining to the Gender Balance in Parliament Reform and the setting up of the Building Construction Authority. Dr Musumeci is a senior lecturer in planning law and administrative law at the University of Malta. He also authored the book ‘Selected Principles of Maltese Planning Law’ (Kite Publications, 2021). Dr Musumeci is the first to hold warrants to practice both as a lawyer and a perit in Malta.