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.
Ghana’s Push for Compulsory Arbitration in Respect of Some Causes of Action- A Hit or A Miss?
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
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)
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?
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?
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)
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
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.
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?
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
Tax Appeals in Ghana: Monetizing the Right to Justice?
1.Introduction "If we never do anything which has been done before, we shall never act anywhere. The law will stand still whilst the rest of ... Read More