Injunctions Pending Appeal: When and How To Invoke The Jurisdiction Of Appellate Courts

December 2, 2019

1. Introduction Injunction applications are very common before trial courts. In litigation over land, the Plaintiff often files an injunction application almost at the same time that she files the Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim.  The High Court’s jurisdiction to entertain injunction applications pending the final determination of a matter raises is without […]

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GLH World Case Basket

November 25, 2019

The Ghana Law Hub believes that its readers can benefit immensely from knowing about case law from other countries. This is why it has decided to launch the “World Case Basket.” The first of this “World Case Basket” focuses on decisions from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Canada and the Judicial Committee of the […]

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Court Awards Punitive Costs Against Lawyer for Frivolous and Time-barred Suit

November 21, 2019

A High Court in Nigeria, Abuja Division, has in the case of Dakolo v Fatoyinbo awarded costs of N1,000,000 against a lawyer for bringing an action out of time. In the words of the High Court, “there is nothing ingenious in not looking at the statute of limitation before bringing this action.” The Claimant alleged that […]

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After Elections: Who Stays And Who leaves?

November 11, 2019

The Supreme Court has in the case of Theophilus Donkor v. The Attorney General[1] shorn the light on the controversial question of the category of officeholders who get to stay in office and those who are required to leave when a new government is elected. In summary, the court recognized that the answer to the question […]

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Reports of Commissions of Inquiry And The White Paper

November 4, 2019

Commission of inquiry is a constitutional mechanism employed by the government to investigate any matter that is in the interest of the public. The appointments, functions, and duties Commissions of Inquiries is regulated by Chapter 23 of the 1992 Constitution.[1]  Article 278(1) provides that Subject to Article 5 of this Constitution, the President shall, by constitutional instrument, […]

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The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a wrap (2)

October 31, 2019

The first part of this piece dealt with how the Government of Ghana (“GoG”), Balkan Energy LLC (“BEC”) and Balkan Energy Ghana (“BEG”) came together. In sum, it was a union of necessity. GoG needed someone to fix its power barge. And the Balkan sisters (BEG and BEC) came over to help. The relationship was […]

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The Great Balkan Arbitration: It’s a Wrap (1)

October 28, 2019

Introduction In 2007, Ghana was faced with an energy crisis. The Akosombo Dam, the country’s main source of hydro-energy was in distress. The water levels could not sustain power generation. The Ghanaian government had to find other means of generating electricity to cater for domestic and industrial needs. The Government had a number of ideas. […]

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This Advertisement has been Vetted and Approved by the FDA (2)

October 24, 2019

The FDA, in its vetting process for advertisements for pre-packaged foods, pays particular attention to whether the advertisement derides (directly or indirectly)other products which it is in competition with, whether the advertisement imitates other advertisements and whether the claims made in the advertisement are complete, truthful and substantiated.[1] It is also worth mentioning that the Guidelines require advertisements for […]

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“This Advertisement has been Vetted and Approved by the FDA.” (1)

October 21, 2019

These days, it seems as if every advertisement aired on television or radio has a voice at the end saying, “This advertisement has been vetted and approved by the FDA;” even on billboards  all around town and in the print media, this statement is present. Here’s the thing you should note: it’s not all advertisements that […]

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Of Opening Up Legal Education In Ghana

October 17, 2019

“If people want to do their own law practice, they can go on the internet. Members of the public can go on the internet and turn themselves into lawyers if they want to.” If you’re wondering, that’s Justice Sophia Akuffo, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana. The same Chief Justice who reintroduced the wearing […]

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