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Regional Governance In The Wake Of Covid-19 And Prospects For The Future

May 21, 2020

On Wednesday 13th May 2020, Mr. Edmund A. Foley, the Director of Programs at the Institute of Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) located in Banjul, The Gambia, and a former Lecturer and Head of the Public Law Department at the GIMPA Faculty of Law, delivered via Zoom, the second edition of the GIMPA […]

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Covid-19, Legal Practice and its Implications for Judicial Decision Making

May 19, 2020

On Wednesday 6th May 2020, His Lordship Justice Dennis D. Adjei, Justice of the Court of Appeal of Ghana and Honorific Dean of the GIMPA Faculty of Law, delivered via Zoom, the first edition of the GIMPA Law and Ethics Web Series on the theme: ‘COVID-19, Legal Practice and its Implications for Judicial Decision Making’. This […]

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Dismantling the Retirement Age Architecture

May 18, 2020

The Supreme Court recently decided by a 5-2 majority that the 66-year-old Martin Amidu was eligible to be nominated, vetted and appointed to the office of the Special Prosecutor even though the mandatory retiring age from the public service is 60. It is good that this matter, albeit delayed, has ended. In a constitutional democracy, […]

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A Secretary’s Guidelines for Board Meetings

May 14, 2020

After the successful incorporation of a company, the law requires certain meetings to be held by the company as a going concern. Among such meetings are the Annual General Meetings (“AGM”) and the Board of Directors Meetings (“Board Meetings”).  Concerning the time interval for having an AGM, it should not be more than fifteen (“15”) […]

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A Practical Approach to Acquiring Shares in a Company

May 12, 2020

Every Company at a point will require growth. Depending on the size of the company, investments may be required in a form of either equity (shares) or debt (loans). If the investment is acquired in a form of a debt, then the company may enter into debt arrangement with a financial institution on the amount […]

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

May 11, 2020

Anyone who has followed Justice Osei-Tutu’s Friday “Friday Legal Corner” will agree that the Learned Judge is making great contribution to legal education and legal practice, even as he serves in the country in the diaspora. The quality of research and the depth of knowledge exhibited by the Learned Judge in his writings make it […]

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

May 8, 2020

The Facts of the Case In the case of Hayford Ofosu Amaning v. The Republic[i], the High Court had tried summarily an accused person who was charged with robbery and attempted murder. The accused was convicted on both counts and sentenced to a term of twenty-five years. The sentences were to run concurrently. Consequently, the accused […]

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In Pursuit of Justice: What if the Son of Man Has Nowhere to Lay His Head?

May 4, 2020

1.Introduction It is the dream of every Government for every citizen of that country to have a home or a job. Having a home or a job means that you will either have a residential address or an occupational address. The situation of men being homeless is unfortunately not a new development. Even the Lord […]

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Theophilus Donkor v Attorney-General: The Road Not Taken

May 4, 2020

Introduction As transaction lawyers representing clients with businesses in regulated spaces, we often find ourselves engaging regulators to seek their consent, approval or some other kind of authorisation that is required to enable our clients conduct their business transactions lawfully. For instance, as part of its measures to ensure compliance with regular prudential requirements amid […]

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The Abandoned Jurisdiction of The Supreme Court

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 can find its way to the Supreme Court to be determined on appeal for the first time. Maybe, it might further surprise you to know that the President can ‘cede’ his […]

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