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Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Frederick Gurah Sampson- November 23, 2020 9

Introduction Jurisdiction in law is fundamental. It is the power or authority upon which a person or a body acts. Without the requisite jurisdiction, a ... Read More

Performance Bonds – Safe Haven or  Myth of Security?

Performance Bonds – Safe Haven or Myth of Security?

Kwesi Papa Owusu-Ankomah- November 10, 2020 7

Introduction For many years performance bonds and bank guarantees (“Bonds”) have been an integral part of transactions in the world of commerce and the construction ... Read More

Stealing from Your Own Company: The Defence of Consent in Criminal Prosecution of Controllers of Collapsed Companies.

Stealing from Your Own Company: The Defence of Consent in Criminal Prosecution of Controllers of Collapsed Companies.

Joseph Kwadwo Konadu- November 4, 2020 7

1.Introduction It is trite that companies are separate from their shareholders, directors and key management personnel (“controllers”). A company’s property does not belong to its ... Read More

Disposing Biological Property Under the Wills Act of Ghana

Disposing Biological Property Under the Wills Act of Ghana

Ghana Law Hub- October 26, 2020 1

By: Albert Mireku Agyepong (Law and Development Associate, Taylor Crabbe Barristers and Solicitors) Introduction Benjamin Franklin once wrote “… in this world nothing can be said to ... 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 0

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 1

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

The Osei-Boateng Doctrine is an Attack on Article 2(1) and must be Laid to  Rest

The Osei-Boateng Doctrine is an Attack on Article 2(1) and must be Laid to  Rest

Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare- October 12, 2020 2

All citizens of Ghana have the right and duty at all times to defend the Constitution. Accordingly, Article 2 (1) of the Constitution empowers anyone ... Read More

Board of Governors, Achimota School vrs Nii Ako Nortei II & 2 Ors: A Case Of Judicial Sympathy Elevated to Principle of Law?

Board of Governors, Achimota School vrs Nii Ako Nortei II & 2 Ors: A Case Of Judicial Sympathy Elevated to Principle of Law?

Ghana Law Hub- October 12, 2020 3

By: Isaac Kwadwo Ankah (Associate, A-Partners@Law)   “…The justice to be dispensed is justice within the law and not one of sympathy. Judicial sympathy, however ... Read More

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy on  Looming Negligence Claims (3)

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy on Looming Negligence Claims (3)

Ghana Law Hub- September 22, 2020 0

By: Christine Selikem Lassey (University of Ghana School of Law) This last essay comes on the heels of two others, which sought to explore the ... Read More

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (2)

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (2)

Frederick Gurah Sampson- August 26, 2020 2

By: Frederick Gurah Sampson (Legal Department, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited)  & Roselyne Kaledzi (A-Partners@Law) What happens when the Garnishee pays out the money to the ... Read More

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (1)

Understanding the Ghanaian Law on Garnishees (1)

Frederick Gurah Sampson- August 24, 2020 3

Authors: Frederick Gurah Sampson (Legal Department, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited)  & Roselyne Kaledzi (A-Partners@Law) Introduction Parties go to court or resort to any other dispute resolution ... Read More

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy on the Looming Negligence Claims (2)

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy on the Looming Negligence Claims (2)

Ghana Law Hub- August 20, 2020 4

By: Christine Selikem Lassey (University of Ghana School of Law) “The rule that you are to love your neighbour becomes in law; you must not injure ... Read More

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy On Looming Negligence Claims (1)

COVID-19 in Perspective: A Prophecy On Looming Negligence Claims (1)

Ghana Law Hub- August 18, 2020 20

By: Christine Selikem Lassey (University of Ghana School of Law) The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the law and society in many ways. New legal pillars ... Read More

Tax Appeals in Ghana: Monetizing the Right to Justice?

Tax Appeals in Ghana: Monetizing the Right to Justice?

Bobby Banson- August 16, 2020 2

1.Introduction "If we never do anything which has been done before, we shall never act anywhere. The law will stand still whilst the rest of ... Read More

Can a Concubinage Relationship be Equated to a Valid Customary Marriage? The Decision in Mintah v Ampeyin in Retrospect.

Can a Concubinage Relationship be Equated to a Valid Customary Marriage? The Decision in Mintah v Ampeyin in Retrospect.

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- July 27, 2020 0

Introduction Customary law has been defined under Article 11(3) of the Constitution 1992 as: “Rules of law which by custom are applicable to particular communities ... Read More

The Utility of Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance Under the Current Ghanaian Legal Dispensation

The Utility of Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance Under the Current Ghanaian Legal Dispensation

Ghana Law Hub- July 26, 2020 1

Where the marriage is not registered within the prescribed one week period, or where the attendance of any of the persons whose signature is necessary ... Read More

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (2)

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (2)

Ghana Law Hub- July 23, 2020 0

Barbara Ewoenam Afua Kukah Esq (Robert Smith and Adelaide Law) 7. Types of Powers of Attorney Act 549 allows for two types of PoA – ... Read More

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (1)

Powers of Attorney- What Does Ghana Law Say? (1)

Ghana Law Hub- July 21, 2020 7

Barbara Ewoenam Afua Kukah Esq (Robert Smith and Adelaide Law) 1.Introduction If you've ever had to sign legal or financial documents on behalf of a ... Read More

A Ban on John Doe in Ghana: A Blessing or A Curse?

A Ban on John Doe in Ghana: A Blessing or A Curse?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- July 17, 2020 3

Introduction One person who has probably litigated more than any other person under the sun is ‘John Doe’. He is indubitably known to the laws ... Read More

The Office Of The Auditor General And Leave Regime In Ghana: A Critique Of The President’s Directive Compelling Auditor-General To Proceed On Leave (2)

The Office Of The Auditor General And Leave Regime In Ghana: A Critique Of The President’s Directive Compelling Auditor-General To Proceed On Leave (2)

Ghana Law Hub- July 16, 2020 0

By: Waana-ang Martin, LLB Candidate,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology The Constitutional Independence of The Office of the Auditor-General and the President’s Disciplinary Control Over The ... Read More