Tag: civil procedure

Owusu v. Addo: An Unnecessary Hurdle In The Pursuit Of Justice

Owusu v. Addo: An Unnecessary Hurdle In The Pursuit Of Justice

Bobby Banson- April 21, 2022

Summary: The author considers the impact of the Supreme Court’s strained and narrow interpretation of the word “judgment” in Article 131 in Owusu v Addo ... Read More

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Territorial Jurisdiction of Lower Courts- Can Suits Be Transferred From One Lower Court to Another?

Bobby Banson- February 1, 2022

1.Synopsis It isaccepted that there is only one (1) High Court in Ghana but for administrative convenience, the Chief Justice may create different high courts ... Read More

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Joinder of a Juristic Entity in an Article 64 Petition: A Slippery Slope in Civil Procedure Practice in Ghana

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- January 30, 2022

Introduction It is fundamental in litigation that parties must commence action against relevant parties to the suit. A plaintiff who conceives that he has a ... Read More

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Is The Outcome of an Interpleader Proceeding Interlocutory or Final?

Bobby Banson- September 28, 2021

1.Introduction A person who holds a property to which he/she does not claim any legal or equitable interest may find himself/herself in a situation where ... Read More

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

In the Matter of Abena Ackah v Agricultural Development Bank: Has the Supreme Court Given to Caesar What Belongs to God?

Bobby Banson- January 6, 2021

1.Introduction The dichotomy between the Church and the State was epitomized in the words of Jesus Christ in the following text which is found in ... Read More

Is Akrong vrs. Bulley Still Good Law?

Is Akrong vrs. Bulley Still Good Law?

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- May 29, 2020

Introduction It is common knowledge that capacity is a fundamental legal principle in the commencement of any legal suit, the lack of which strips a ... Read More

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

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

Kwabena Frimpong Mensah- 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 ... Read More

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

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

Bobby Banson- 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 ... Read More

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

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

Bobby Banson- 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 ... Read More

Powers of The Court Over Unmoved Applications

Powers of The Court Over Unmoved Applications

Selasi Kuwornu- April 15, 2019

The supreme court has stressed that nothing prevents a court from electing to hear and decide on its merit a motion that has not been ... Read More