Commercial Law

Can an unsigned document give rise to legal consequences?

April 12, 2018

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 that the signature of parties to an agreement was not a prerequisite to the presence […]

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Book Review: The Law of Mortgages in Ghana by Godwin Djokoto

March 12, 2018

The law of mortgages has long been considered as an appendage of the law of equity. This is obviously because of the integral role that the English Courts of Equity played in developing, refining and operationalizing the concept in order to ensure fairness and commercial efficacy. However, it seems the association of the law of […]

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What’s in a Signature?

October 25, 2017

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 […]

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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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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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