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Establishment of Emergency Communications Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 63); A Dangerous Illegality

May 26, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, states have had to resort to all manner of measures in fighting the virus. Ghana does not stand as an exception to this. There has been the need to activate and make laws with some speed in this regard. Quintessential of such laws newly made is the Imposition […]

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The Spirit of Ransford France Lingers On – Ayine v. Attorney-General in Retrospect

May 25, 2020

I.Introduction On 13th May 2020, in the case of Ayine v. Attorney-General[1], Ghana’s Supreme Court, by a 5-2 majority decision upheld the constitutionality of the appointment of 66-year old Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu as the Special Prosecutor (the “SP”) under section 13 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) (the “OSP” Act).  The Court used […]

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Navigating the Maze of Striking Out Pleadings – A Hands-On Approach to Invoking the High Court’s Jurisdiction (2)

May 23, 2020

Must a Defendant Enter Appearance before Bringing an Application Under Order 11 Rule 18? Once a writ of summons with its accompanying statement of claim is served on a Defendant, the next step is for the Defendant to enter an appearance to the suit either by himself or through an appointed lawyer. The Defendant, after […]

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Navigating the Maze of Striking Out Pleadings – A Hands-On Approach to Invoking the High Court’s Jurisdiction (1)

May 22, 2020

Introduction Disputes and in effect litigation, are aspects of life that have been in existence since the days of old. The earliest form of a dispute is seen in the Bible in Genesis Chapter 13 versus 5-8 where a dispute arose between Abram and Lot over who should occupy the land which they found themselves […]

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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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