Bail In Ghana Today

December 3, 2018

Bail is the process of procuring the release of an accused person from legal custody. In order for bail to be granted, the accused person undertakes that she would be available at such a time and place specified by the bail bond. In an application for bail, two parties may be required. The first is […]

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Recent Developments in Criminal Procedure in Ghana

November 29, 2018

On 7th June 2018, the Supreme Court in the The Republic v Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and 4 Others (the NCA case) held that on a true and proper interpretation of article 19 (2) (e) and (g) of the 1992 Constitution, an accused person had the right to be given adequate time and facilities for the preparation […]

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A Simplified Guide to Making Wills in Ghana

November 27, 2018

The main object of this article is to simplify the law on the making of wills to the layman’s understanding. A will is simply a legal document by which a person expresses his or her wishes as to how his or her properties should be distributed at death. However, not every writing of such intention […]

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Supreme Court Urges Limited Court Intervention in Arbitral Proceedings

November 19, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of The Republic v. High Court (Commercial Division, Accra) Ex-Parte: GHACEM Limited (AJ FANJ Construction & Engineering Limited as an interested party)[1]has urged courts to hasten slowly in interfering with arbitral proceedings. According to Dotse JSC: “What must be noted is that the provisions in Act 798 on arbitral […]

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Look before You Leap

November 12, 2018

What do you do when you follow all the procedural rules of law and it’s an administrative process that brings your case crashing down? Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you are lawyer for the plaintiff in a breach of contract case against three defendants. You listen to the story of your client. You are convinced your […]

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Court Declares Regulation Requiring Women Employees to Defer Pregnancies as Discriminatory

November 5, 2018

The High Court, Accra, Human Rights Division presided over by His Lordship Anthony K. Yeboah J.A, in The Commissioner, CHRAJ & 2 Ors Vrs Ghana National Fire Service & Attorney-General[1], declared that Regulation 33(6) of the Conditions of Services of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS)[2]which required employees of the GNFS who were women to […]

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Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (2)

October 29, 2018

Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffuor was a senior lecturer in civil engineering at the then University of Science and Technology (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology). He took the bold step of issuing a writ seeking a declaration that Justice Apaloo was on 24 September 1979 (the time that the 1979 constitution came into […]

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Tuffuor v Attorney-General: The Man Behind the Controversy (1)

October 22, 2018

The approval processes for Supreme Court Justices and Chief Justices generally go according to plan. But not quite so in the case of Justice F.K. Apaloo.Justice Apaloo was in a lot of ways a man in his own class. And this meant that he was confronted by unique set of challenges. He was educated at […]

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Can an Employer Reject an Employee’s Resignation?

October 1, 2018

Koo submits his resignation letter to his employer. His employer takes a hard look at the letter. He shrugs his shoulders and sends an email – “koo, your resignation has been rejected because clause 200.1 of your employment contract requires that you reach a particular sales target before you can resign.” The above scenario raises […]

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Can a Writ Breed Contempt?

September 10, 2018

The Supreme Court in the case of Republic v Bank of Ghana & 5 Ors; Ex Parte Benjamin Duffour[1]has held that a party to a suit may well be in contempt of court in the absence of formal court order. The Court stressed that a person was in contempt of court if that person engaged […]

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