MOUs: Binding or Not?

February 23, 2018

A Memorandum of understanding (“MOU”), is a document entered into to set out the preliminarily understanding of parties who intend to enter into a formal contract at a later date. In some jurisdictions, it is known as “letter of intent”. The Black’s Law Dictionary considers an MOU as a letter of intent, and goes ahead […]

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The Special Prosecutor, a New ‘God’ In Town?

February 14, 2018

On Thursday 11th January 2018, news broke of the proposed appointment of Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor1. Mr. Amidu once served as the Deputy Attorney General in the PNDC military government and also as the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 to January 2012 under the John Evans Atta-Mills […]

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Uber’s Ghana Problem

February 10, 2018

Uber, the online taxi platform, is known all over for two things. First, it is very good at making regulators throw their hands up in despair as it breaks every rule in the book. And secondly, the online taxi platform is good at making its customers fall in love with its service. Different countries have […]

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Digital and Virtual currencies in Ghana: Did the Bank of Ghana miss the road?

February 2, 2018

The Bank of Ghana in a recent notice[1] headed “Digital and Virtual Currency Operations in Ghana” sought to clarify the Ghanaian position on digital and virtual currencies in Ghana. Significantly, the notice informed the general public that operations in digital and virtual currencies are illegal and “… activities [operations in digital and virtual currencies] are […]

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Social Media Can Cost You Your Job

December 17, 2017

Social Media has come to stay. But will your job stay? Social media has changed the way we relate to the world around us. It has changed the way we communicate with ourselves. And so has it affected the relationship between an employer and employee. We are all busy out there “liking”, commenting, disagreeing, debating, […]

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Understanding Ghana’s Mining Support Services Regime

December 3, 2017

The mining industry comprises a number of players including mine support service providers. Mine support service providers provide support services to mineral right holders, including drilling and blasting services as well as the supply of mining equipment and spare parts. Under section 59 of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) support service providers […]

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Regulation Is Better Than Cure: A Case for Statutory Rules On Online Lawyer Advertising

November 29, 2017

The rules on lawyer advertising and touting have generated heated debate both amongst lawyers and the wider public. This can, to a large degree, be attributed to technological and digital paradigm shifts which have changed the way in which people communicate and access information. Ghana, which often lags behind in adopting international trends has been […]

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What You Need to Know About “Without Prejudice” Letters

November 14, 2017

Without Prejudice. This is a label found in letters between two lawyers who are attempting to settle a claim and yet do not wish to have any admission or concession they make in the settlement process used against them later on. The idea behind “without prejudice” letters is that it is considered as a matter […]

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A Case for The Inclusion of Blackmail in The Criminal Offences Act

November 10, 2017

Mr. X, a successful politician after a long day, received a call from a rather strange number. The person on the other end of the line told Mr. X that he has full knowledge of all Mr. X’s sexual escapades with numerous young women across the country. He makes an offer to Mr. X for […]

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What’s in a Signature?

October 25, 2017

Remember the last time you signed a document? You must have felt so good. Or probably invincible. Your signature must have felt like a magic key in your hands. And indeed, in most cases it is. A signature is worth a lot. For starters, it helps in determining the authenticity of a document and the […]

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