Author: Bobby Banson

The Writer is the Lead Consultant with Robert Smith Law Group, a boutique law firm based in Accra and assists with the teaching of Civil Procedure at the Ghana School of Law, Makola Campus-Accra. He is also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Unmasking the Scope of Jurisdiction of a Court and Avoiding Judicial Journalism – A Look at Anas A. Anas v Kennedy Agyapong

Unmasking the Scope of Jurisdiction of a Court and Avoiding Judicial Journalism – A Look at Anas A. Anas v Kennedy Agyapong

Bobby Banson- May 15, 2024

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash 1.Introduction: On the 15th of March 2023, Justice Eric Baah JA, sitting as an additional High Court Judge delivered ... Read More

Ghana’s Push for Compulsory Arbitration in Respect of Some Causes of Action- A Hit or A Miss?

Ghana’s Push for Compulsory Arbitration in Respect of Some Causes of Action- A Hit or A Miss?

Bobby Banson- July 14, 2022

Introduction The word “arbitration” has gained a lot of traction in recent years. It is now “fashionable” or “chique” to incorporate arbitration clauses in all ... Read More

Owusu v. Addo: An Unnecessary Hurdle In The Pursuit Of Justice

Owusu v. Addo: An Unnecessary Hurdle In The Pursuit Of Justice

Bobby Banson- April 21, 2022

Summary: The author considers the impact of the Supreme Court’s strained and narrow interpretation of the word “judgment” in Article 131 in Owusu v Addo ... Read More

Insolvency and Arbitration: An Analysis of Ghana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)

Insolvency and Arbitration: An Analysis of Ghana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)

Bobby Banson- April 10, 2022

1.Introduction Conflict has become accepted as part of human engagements and endeavours. When conflict arises, the disposition of the parties involved in it is to ... Read More

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Bobby Banson- February 1, 2022

1.Synopsis It isaccepted that there is only one (1) High Court in Ghana but for administrative convenience, the Chief Justice may create different high courts ... Read More

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Bobby Banson- September 28, 2021

1.Introduction A person who holds a property to which he/she does not claim any legal or equitable interest may find himself/herself in a situation where ... Read More

Setting Aside Arbitral Awards: Justice Justin Kofi Dorgu’s Bold Incision Into The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)

Setting Aside Arbitral Awards: Justice Justin Kofi Dorgu’s Bold Incision Into The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798)

Bobby Banson- August 3, 2021

1.Introduction Ghana’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798) (“hereinafter referred to as the ADR Act”), has been hailed by Scholars as very progressive. Dr. ... Read More

Fixing the Culture of Unlawful Arrest and Detentions: A Look at the Rules of Engagement of the National Security Apparatus

Fixing the Culture of Unlawful Arrest and Detentions: A Look at the Rules of Engagement of the National Security Apparatus

Bobby Banson- May 24, 2021

1.Introduction These days, the mention of National Security evokes fear and intimidation, to say the least. Media reports abound as to alleged unlawful arrests and ... Read More

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Bobby Banson- February 15, 2021

1.Introduction Parties go to court because they are unable to settle their disputes amicably. The rules of court have been enacted to provide an avenue ... Read More

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

Bobby Banson- January 6, 2021

1.Introduction The dichotomy between the Church and the State was epitomized in the words of Jesus Christ in the following text which is found in ... Read More