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
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.
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
Where the Law of Immovable Property Met Jurisprudence: Memuna Moudy v Antwi and the Use of Public Policy When Adverse Possession in Compulsorily Acquired Property is Concerned
Abstract Everybody loves the story of the victim, or at least a majority of us. This feature of humans, fueled the backlash that followed the ... Read More
In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?
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
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
Why Gregory Afoko v Attorney-General Poses a Threat to the Progress Made in Ghana’s Criminal Justice System
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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