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Goodbye to Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo

December 16, 2019

Introduction Friday, 20th December 2019 marks the end of Her Ladyship the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo’s tenure as Ghana’s 13thChief Justice since independence and the 6th Chief Justice under Ghana’s 4th Republican Constitution.  Quite unfortunately, there seems to be a growing notion that Her Ladyship the Chief Justice has not acquitted herself well as the Chief Justice. But […]

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“This Advertisement has been Vetted and Approved by the FDA.” (1)

October 21, 2019

These days, it seems as if every advertisement aired on television or radio has a voice at the end saying, “This advertisement has been vetted and approved by the FDA;” even on billboards  all around town and in the print media, this statement is present. Here’s the thing you should note: it’s not all advertisements that […]

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Of Opening Up Legal Education In Ghana

October 17, 2019

“If people want to do their own law practice, they can go on the internet. Members of the public can go on the internet and turn themselves into lawyers if they want to.” If you’re wondering, that’s Justice Sophia Akuffo, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana. The same Chief Justice who reintroduced the wearing […]

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Remembering Mr.​ Justice Anthony Yeboah

October 7, 2019

On 4th October 2019, the day on which new lawyers were called to the Ghanaian Bar, the Bar and Bench lost one its brightest light – Justice Anthony Yeboah. I have appeared before him on several occasions. And I have since spoken to others who have appeared before him. And they are all unanimous on […]

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7 Point Advice to Newly Called Lawyers

October 4, 2019

I must begin by congratulating my soon to be colleagues who will be called to the Bar. As a fellow junior member at the bar, I pray that you will take these words as my infantile advice to you.  I can only imagine the joy and the pride that most of you felt when the […]

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Is Africa Ready for the Continental Free Trade Area with the Growing Spate of Xenophobia?

June 24, 2019

“The Only Thing We Learn From History Is That We Learn Nothing From History.” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  About fifty years ago, under the visionary leadership of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union (AU), conceived an African Common Market program. According to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, it […]

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Artificial Intelligence and The Ghanaian Legal Industry: An Angel or Demon?

April 8, 2019

The world we live in has undergone several industrial revolutions.  The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The third used electronics and information technology to automate production and now we are witnessing the Fourth industrial revolution-a buildup or an extension of the […]

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Re: Ghana’s Banking Crisis: The Deposit Protection Angle, Part I

December 13, 2018

Introduction:  After reading the succinct analysis on the above subject matter by Samuel Alesu-Dordzi, I am inclined to break my usual norm as a passive observer, to respond for the first time on this “going-places” portal (Ghana Law Hub). A Deposit Protection Insurance as my learned friend espoused is to do inter aliathe following;  “provide the […]

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Look before You Leap

November 12, 2018

What do you do when you follow all the procedural rules of law and it’s an administrative process that brings your case crashing down? Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you are lawyer for the plaintiff in a breach of contract case against three defendants. You listen to the story of your client. You are convinced your […]

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Ghana’s Banking Crisis: The Deposit Protection Angle

August 23, 2018

The recent collapse of 7 commercial banks has generated a lot of interest and discussions. In spite of these discussions, not much has been said about the deposit protection angle to this matter. This article, therefore, considers the role of a functional deposit protection scheme in averting a banking crisis and taking care of the […]

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