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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 1

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

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Preliminary Legal Issues for Determination: When to Raise Them.

Bobby Banson- February 15, 2021 5

1.Introduction Parties go to court because they are unable to settle their disputes amicably. The rules of court have been enacted to provide an avenue ... Read More

Rethinking Article 78(1), of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana – Lessons from Ghana’s Election 2020.

Rethinking Article 78(1), of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana – Lessons from Ghana’s Election 2020.

Frederick Gurah Sampson- January 31, 2021 0

Introduction. If there is one thing that the Parliamentary results of the 2020 elections taught Ghanaians (both politicians and non-politicians), it is the need for ... Read More

A Message of Hope for the Year 2021

A Message of Hope for the Year 2021

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- January 8, 2021 3

Introduction Year 2021 gives some glimpses of hope universally coming straight from 2020, a year that the world was wracked with the deadly Covid-19 Pandemic. ... Read More

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

Bobby Banson- January 6, 2021 0

1.Introduction The dichotomy between the Church and the State was epitomized in the words of Jesus Christ in the following text which is found in ... Read More

The Curious Case of SALL

The Curious Case of SALL

Samuel Nartey- January 4, 2021 2

In this post, I summarise the key events leading to the Electoral Commission of Ghana's failure to hold parliamentary elections in the traditional areas of ... Read More

The Guan Parliamentary Election Crisis: Exploring ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

The Guan Parliamentary Election Crisis: Exploring ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’

Christopher Nyinevi- January 1, 2021 2

1.Introduction On the eve of the 7 December 2020 general elections, the Electoral Commission (‘EC’) issued a press statement in which it directed that registered ... Read More

20 Lessons From 5 Years of Legal Practice

20 Lessons From 5 Years of Legal Practice

Frederick Gurah Sampson- December 21, 2020 0

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 1

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

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 11

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 8

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 4

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