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Author: Samuel Alesu-Dordzi

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi is an Editor of the Ghana Law Hub.

Overview of the “Establishment of Emergency Communications Systems Instrument, 2020”

April 10, 2020

On 23rd March 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana gave his assent to Executive Instrument 63 which brought the “Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020” into force. The aim of the Executive Instrument to assist the Government in its fight against the Coronavirus by establishing an “emergency communications system to trace all contacts of persons […]

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Overview of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012)

April 10, 2020

The Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) is the primary legal instrument in the Government of Ghana’s fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. This piece is a summary of the key provision of the legislation and offers no subject views about the desirability or otherwise of the legislation.  Act 1012 relies on Article 21(4)(c), (d), […]

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High Court Pronounces on Lawyer’s Duty to Avoid Conflict of Interest.

March 16, 2020

“Having sued the 2nd Respondent in the substantive application, is Mr. Zwennes [a lawyer] saying that he must, as a solicitor for the 2nd Respondent, be also permitted to enter an appearance and defend the 2nd Respondent in the same suit?”, a commercial high court judge quizzed in a recent dispute over who was entitled to represent a […]

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Raising Points of Law for the First Time on Appeal

February 17, 2020

The Supreme Court in Victoria Annang v Emoho & 4 Ors[1] has held that subject to a few exceptions, a party cannot raise a point of law for the first time on appeal. This case concerned parties to a lease agreement. The Plaintiff, granted a lease to S. Under the agreement, S was supposed to obtain the […]

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2019 In Employment Law

January 16, 2020

This piece looks back at some of the key employment law decisions given by Ghana’s Supreme Court in 2019.  When does redundancy/severance pay arise? The Supreme Court in Atuahene v Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board[1] set out the circumstances under which a redundancy or severance pay becomes payable under Ghanaian law. The main issue in this case was […]

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Farewell to Chief Justice Sophia AKuffo

December 19, 2019

20 December 2019. This is the day Ghana’s 13th Chief Justice bows out after 24 years at the Supreme Court. And she chose a fine time to leave as 20 December also is her birthday. She has had a stellar career and has been blessed with the fortune of serving with the African Court on Human […]

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GLH World Case Basket

November 25, 2019

The Ghana Law Hub believes that its readers can benefit immensely from knowing about case law from other countries. This is why it has decided to launch the “World Case Basket.” The first of this “World Case Basket” focuses on decisions from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Canada and the Judicial Committee of the […]

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Court Awards Punitive Costs Against Lawyer for Frivolous and Time-barred Suit

November 21, 2019

A High Court in Nigeria, Abuja Division, has in the case of Dakolo v Fatoyinbo awarded costs of N1,000,000 against a lawyer for bringing an action out of time. In the words of the High Court, “there is nothing ingenious in not looking at the statute of limitation before bringing this action.” The Claimant alleged that […]

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