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The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales in the case of Seadrill Ghana Limited v Tullow Ghana Limited[1]has rejected a force majeure defence advanced by Tullow in response to an unlawful termination of contract claim by Seadrill.  The relevant facts are as follows. Tullow hired from Seadrill a semi-submersible rig (by name West Leo) to...

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, was an...

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...

The Human Rights Division of the High Court, Accra presided over by her Ladyship Gifty Agyei Addo J. in The Republic v Inspector General of Police & the Attorney-General ex parte Centre for Constitutional Order[1] has granted an application...

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...

The High Court presided over by Justice Bright Mensah held, in “In the matter of Kaneshie Drivers Association and in the matter of an application by James Danful Paul Egyam, John Donkor and Samuel Cofie pursuant to s.217, s. 218 and s. 162...

The Supreme Court in the case of Raphael Cubagee v Michael Yeboah Asare & 2 Ors[1] has declared the secret recording of a telephone conversation as a breach of the privacy provisions of the constitution. The Court went on to say that the...

The Supreme Court in the case of John Affuah & Another v General Developments Company Limited[1] has held that an unsigned document may give rise to legal consequences. The Court stated that the common law has always recognized the principle...

Take a newspaper. Flip through the pages randomly. You may well see an employer-sponsored notice in there together with a photograph informing the public that the subject of the notice is no longer an employee. The notice will often go on to...

Remember the last time you signed a document? You must have felt so good. Or probably invincible. Your signature must have felt like a magic key in your hands. And indeed, in most cases it is. A signature is worth a lot. For starters, it helps in determining the authenticity of a document and the identity of the person who signed it[1].  A signature...