Author: Samuel Alesu-Dordzi

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

Why a Properly Drafted Third Party Guarantee Agreement Matters

July 4, 2018

The Supreme Court in Clipper Leasing Corporation vs Attorney General & Ghana Airways in Liquidation[1]has highlighted the need for properly drafted third party guarantee agreements as a means of reducing the risks and losses involved in business.  In this case, the Court had its eye on the risk of insolvency. The Appellant, in this case, […]

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Foreign Ownership of Freehold Interest in Ghana

June 28, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of Martin J Verdose v Patricia Abena Verdose-Kuranchie[1] has affirmed the constitutional limitation on the ownership of freehold interests in land by foreigners. In this case, the Petitioner, a Dutch, married the Respondent, a Ghanaian, in Holland. They moved to Ghana and went on to adopt two children. They […]

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What is Entrapment?

June 25, 2018

Now that the dust is almost settling on the latest work of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, it is probably time to examine one of the main charges levelled against him. Entrapment. According to his critics, he leads unsuspecting persons on into committing offences they would otherwise not have committed. The big question therefore is […]

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Supreme Court Sets Parameters for Disclosure of Information to Accused Persons

June 18, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of Republic v Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie & 4 Ors [1] has upheld the right of accused persons being tried summarily to have access to all documents in the possession of the prosecution – irrespective of whether the prosecution intends to rely on them or not. “A trial cannot be fair, […]

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Investigative Journalism: The Tension Between Privacy and the Public’s Interest

June 4, 2018

Investigative journalism assists the traditional media in rooting out corruption and dealing with crimes and abuse of public trust and confidence. As Lord Nichols pointed out in Reynolds v Times Newspaper[1], “it is through the mass media that most people today obtain their information on political matters…In this regard it should be kept in mind […]

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Overview of Ghana’s Deposit Protection Scheme

May 31, 2018

2016 was a challenging year for the Ghanaian Banking sector. Reports of microfinance institutions folding up were rife. “Owners” of these financial institutions were disappearing mysteriously. The hard-earned savings of many were in jeopardy. Something had to be done. The then President, John Dramani Mahama in his State of the Nation Address (Delivered on Thursday, […]

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Overview of BOG’s Corporate Governance Directives

May 21, 2018

Banking in Ghana began in the 1890s when Standard Chartered Bank (Ghana) Limited established its first branch in Accra. This was followed by the opening in 1917 of a Barclays Bank branch. Until 1953, these two banks were the only commercial banks operating in the country. Then the Bank of the Gold Coast was set […]

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Can an Ex-Employee Come Back for More?

May 17, 2018

It has long been thought that an ex-employee could not turn around and complain about a termination package she received (unreservedly) from an employer. The basis for this thinking was rooted in the supreme court decision of Lt. Col. Ashun v Accra Breweries Limited [2009] SCGLR 81. In that case, the Plaintiff was an employee […]

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Can a Law Firm Sign a Legal Process? – Extra Perspective

May 10, 2018

On 7 may 2017, the Ghana Law Hub published an article under the heading, “Can a law firm sign a legal process?”In that article, Y. Edinam Cofie discussed a High Court decision in which Justice Bright Mensah came to the conclusion that a “person” as referred to in the Legal Professions Act (Act 32) referred […]

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Sallah v Attorney-General – 48 Years On

April 20, 2018

Today, we turn the clocks back to a key decision that was given 48 years ago. This was in the case of Sallah v Attorney-General. The facts of the case are well known but probably the decision would not have been this popular but for the social and political interests, it generated. Let’s start from […]

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