Category: Civil Procedure

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Bobby Banson- February 1, 2022

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

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- January 30, 2022

Introduction It is fundamental in litigation that parties must commence action against relevant parties to the suit. A plaintiff who conceives that he has a ... Read More

Arguing Points of Law Under The Omnibus Ground Of Appeal: The Decision in Owusu Domena v Amoah  Revisited.

Arguing Points of Law Under The Omnibus Ground Of Appeal: The Decision in Owusu Domena v Amoah Revisited.

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- November 4, 2021

Introduction Grounds of appeal are the complaints in a judgment which touch upon issues of fact, law or procedure in a case, which if upheld ... Read More

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Bobby Banson- September 28, 2021

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

Garnisheeing Joint Bank Accounts – The Ghanaian Law Perspective

Garnisheeing Joint Bank Accounts – The Ghanaian Law Perspective

Frederick Gurah Sampson- August 4, 2021

Frederick Gurah Sampson Esq and Roselyne Kaledzi Esq Introduction. The Bank-Customer relationship usually commences with the account opening processes. This is the stage where the ... Read More

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Bobby Banson- February 15, 2021

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?

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

Bobby Banson- January 6, 2021

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

Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Frederick Gurah Sampson- November 23, 2020

Introduction Jurisdiction in law is fundamental. It is the power or authority upon which a person or a body acts. Without the requisite jurisdiction, a ... Read More

Board of Governors, Achimota School vrs Nii Ako Nortei II & 2 Ors: A Case Of Judicial Sympathy Elevated to Principle of Law?

Board of Governors, Achimota School vrs Nii Ako Nortei II & 2 Ors: A Case Of Judicial Sympathy Elevated to Principle of Law?

Ghana Law Hub- October 12, 2020

By: Isaac Kwadwo Ankah (Associate, A-Partners@Law)   “…The justice to be dispensed is justice within the law and not one of sympathy. Judicial sympathy, however ... Read More

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (2)

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (2)

Frederick Gurah Sampson- August 26, 2020

By: Frederick Gurah Sampson (Legal Department, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited)  & Roselyne Kaledzi (A-Partners@Law) What happens when the Garnishee pays out the money to the ... Read More