Category: Opinions and Articles

What Do We Desire/Expect From our Legal Apprentices Otherwise Referred to as Pupils?

What Do We Desire/Expect From our Legal Apprentices Otherwise Referred to as Pupils?

Ghana Law Hub- February 23, 2021

By Charlotte O. Kwakye-Nuako, Esq, PhD  Legal practice is basically an apprenticeship backed by law—at least at the beginning. The Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act ... Read More

20 Lessons From 5 Years of Legal Practice

20 Lessons From 5 Years of Legal Practice

Frederick Gurah Sampson- December 21, 2020

The lawyering journey starts on the day one is called to the Bar. The day of the Call is therefore an important day in the ... Read More

Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System

Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System

Ghana Law Hub- December 15, 2020

By: Seth F.T. Mireku Jnr, Ghana School of Law Introduction It is incontestable that Ghana’s criminal justice system is beleaguered with deficiencies that hinder the ... Read More

Need for a month’s notice before issuing writ for legal fees: Protecting the Poor’s Purse or Tyranny of Tradition?

Need for a month’s notice before issuing writ for legal fees: Protecting the Poor’s Purse or Tyranny of Tradition?

Francisca Serwaa Boateng- October 23, 2020

Introduction The Legal Profession Act of 1960 is the main statutory regime regulating the legal profession in Ghana. The Act provides that a lawyer who ... Read More

Of Gaudy Earrings, Bare Arms and Revealed Cleavage: The Feminine Face of the Ills of the Bar?

Of Gaudy Earrings, Bare Arms and Revealed Cleavage: The Feminine Face of the Ills of the Bar?

Francisca Serwaa Boateng- October 19, 2020

Introduction Literature-in-English was my favourite subject in both my O’ and A’ Level classes at St. Monica’s Secondary School in Asante-Mampong. Apart from the richness ... Read More

Evolving African Philosophy of Law Overshadowed by Western Principles

Evolving African Philosophy of Law Overshadowed by Western Principles

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- June 15, 2020

Introduction Although African philosophy of Law has its roots in African customary law, it can be seen as an evolving jurisprudential tradition overshadowed by western ... Read More

A Secular State and the National Cathedral

A Secular State and the National Cathedral

Michael Sumaila Nlasia- March 9, 2020

Religion is a pre-occupation of the day-to-day lives of Ghanaians - and this gives the clerics dominion of the society. Like elsewhere in Greece and ... Read More

Goodbye to Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo

Goodbye to Her Ladyship Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo

Kwasi Danso Amoah- 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 ... Read More

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

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

Sedinam Botwe- 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 ... Read More

Of Opening Up Legal Education In Ghana

Of Opening Up Legal Education In Ghana

Jude Serbeh-Boateng- 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 ... Read More