Category: Your Friday Legal Corner

Equitable Remedy of Norwich Pharmacal Order: Unmasking the Masked

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 26, 2020

Towards the last quarter of the 19th Century, a very important ‘marriage’ was celebrated in England that brought together two hitherto hostile, but independent personalities. This ... Read More

21st Century Restatement Of The Principle In Kponuglo V. Kodadja

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- June 12, 2020

Introduction On 24th November 1933, the Privy Council delivered a decision that has had far reaching consequences on not only our jurisprudence but British West Africa ... Read More

Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic: A Case of Judicial Heterodoxy?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 8, 2020

The Facts of the Case In the case of Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic, the High Court had tried summarily an accused person who was ... Read More

The Abandoned Jurisdiction of The Supreme Court

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 1, 2020

1.Introduction Perhaps, it may surprise you to know that a conviction by a lower court, not appealed against by the convicted person or his lawyer ... Read More

The complexity of Succession in Some Ghanaian Communities & Historical Accounts

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 24, 2020

Introduction Succession is an integral part of customary law and since customary law is part of the laws of Ghana and for that matter the Ghana ... Read More

The Chancellor & Equity – Epitome of Christ & the Grace

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 17, 2020

There is no profession that I know which perfectly illustrates Christ’s redemptive work better than the Legal Profession. In this article, we will look at ... Read More

Fair Trial in Civil Cases: A Right or A Privilege?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 10, 2020

Introduction The concept of ‘fair trial’ was traditionally associated with criminal proceedings. This article seeks to examine the origin of the concept and how it ... Read More

The Uniqueness Of Jurat Required For Illiterate Testators

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- April 3, 2020

I just couldn’t ‘think far’, as “Lil win”, the Kumawood movie actor might have put it. Which world are we in? Is that society’s sense ... Read More

Constitutional interpretation – An uneasy task: Article 88 in perspective

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- March 20, 2020

Introduction: One provision in the Constitution 1992 that has set judicial brains wrangling in the area of constitutional interpretation is article 88, particularly clauses 1 ... Read More