Opinions and Articles

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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What is Money?

August 20, 2018

Messrs Twumasi Ankrah and Nartey in different articles concerning the legal consequences of the operation of Menzgold Ghana Limited were unanimous on one point: that money goes beyond funds and cash. Both of them relying on the Black’s Law Dictionary came to the conclusion that the word ‘money’ in the context of the Banks and […]

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Of Stare Decisis and The Supreme Court of Ghana

July 19, 2018

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court appear to create more uncertainty about the state of the law than settle the principles of law. As the highest Court of the land whose decisions are binding on all other courts, one would expect that the Supreme Court will be consistent on points of law so as to […]

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Farewell to Justice William Atuguba

July 16, 2018

The name “ATUGUBA” became a household name in Ghana following the 2013 Presidential Election Petition. For those in the legal fraternity, and probably for media practitioners, the name had been a household name for decades prior to the election petition in 2013. The private legal practitioner, Magistrate, Prosecutor, Supreme Court Judge and at some point, […]

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Investigative Journalism: The Tension Between Privacy and the Public’s Interest

June 4, 2018

Investigative journalism assists the traditional media in rooting out corruption and dealing with crimes and abuse of public trust and confidence. As Lord Nichols pointed out in Reynolds v Times Newspaper[1], “it is through the mass media that most people today obtain their information on political matters…In this regard it should be kept in mind […]

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Meeting High Revenue Targets: A Tale of Nothingness and the GRA’s Rush for Fool’s Gold

May 28, 2018

A. Introduction Every Country survives on taxes. Every person (natural or artificial) is obliged to pay tax on his taxable income or revenue.  All across the world, Revenue Authorities have often been entrusted with wide powers for the sole purpose of ensuring that as much revenue is collected on the State’s behalf as is possible. […]

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The Intra-Regional Jurisdiction of the High Court: Does The Court Really Have Discretion?

April 26, 2018

Introduction It is so notorious a fact that there is only High Court in Ghana. It is also trite that the various divisions of the High Court are for administrative and other purposes including convenience in litigation. That notwithstanding, litigants are not entitled to insist on particular courts or judges to determine their cases. It […]

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The Decision in Bebb v. Law Society, And How Times Have Changed Since.

April 19, 2018

The times have changed indeed! The times, they are a-changing truly. O tempora; O Mores! In the year 1914, the Court of Appeal of England delivered a decision[1] that would have been unthinkable in this era of #Metoo; a decision that was deeply sexist and stood as a notorious poster child for misogyny. Women since […]

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Regulating The Petroleum Industry in Ghana: The Investor’s Dilemma

April 3, 2018

Background Prior to the Discovery of Oil in Commercial quantities in Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was the only state institution associated with oil. The enabling Act of the GNPC[1] was at that time hailed to be one of the best pieces of legislation on the regulation of oil and Gas within the […]

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