Case Summaries

Thinking of Rejecting? Then Do It Quick!

August 15, 2017

Have you bought an item recently? Is it giving you trouble? Are you still holding on to it? Probably hoping that it may get better? Really? Well, the Supreme Court has news for you. Reject it as soon as you can. On 27th July 2017, the Supreme Court in the recent case of Pyne Associates […]

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Supreme Court Declares: Labour Act Cannot Oust High Court Jurisdiction

August 9, 2017

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the High Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Labour Commission in hearing cases of unfair termination of employment[1]. This also means that the High Court, just as the Labour Commission, is able to order the reinstatement of an employee (a remedy which previously was said to […]

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High Court quashes Deportation Order by Minister of Interior

August 4, 2017

An Accra High Court, on Monday 31 July 2017, declared the deportation of an Indian national by the Ministry of Interior and the Immigration Service as unlawful[1]. In the court’s view, the deportation “was, without a doubt, hasty and unreasonable.” on 1 June 2017, the Ghana Immigration Service arrested the Applicant (an Indian National). He […]

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Parliamentary Approval is Required for the Termination of Agreements with Government – Discuss

July 15, 2017

A lot of ink has been spilt on parliamentary approval of agreements with the Government of Ghana in recent times. Rafts of Supreme Court decisions exist setting aside agreements entered into by foreign persons (natural and juridical) with the government of Ghana. The reason? – these agreements lacked parliamentary approval. Foreign investors entering into agreements […]

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Second-hand goods and Implied Condition as to Fitness

May 27, 2017

The Supreme Court has got buyers of second-hand goods beaming with smiles. The Apex Court on 22 March 2016 in the case of Andreas Bschor GMBH & Co KG v Birim Wood Complex Limited & Another[1] held that the condition as to fitness for purpose implied by the Sale of Goods Act, 1963 (Act 137) […]

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Pardon me, I have a right to appeal!

May 2, 2017

On 30 November 2016, the Court of Appeal, Accra in Republic v Tsatsu Tsikata held that the grant of a presidential pardon to a convict did not take away the constitutional right of that convict to appeal against his conviction on its merits. Tsatsu Tsikata, the Appellant, was found guilty of willfully causing financial loss to […]

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