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
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
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