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October, 2017

  • 3 October

    GBA demands power to punish own members

    The Ghana Bar Association wants the Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act 32) amended to take away the power to discipline its members from the General Legal Council. The General Legal Council is the main regulatory body for the conduct and administration of legal education and profession in Ghana. The serving …

  • 2 October

    Korsi Senyo practising law without license – GLC to Supreme Court

    The General Legal Council (GLC), in its Statement of Case of Defendant in a writ filed against it by a private citizen of Ghana, Emmanuel Korsi Senyo at the Supreme Court has stated that the Plaintiff [Emmanuel Korsi Senyo] who is not a lawyer is in actual fact practicing law without …

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    GLC stabbed itself: our Disciplinary C’ttee proceedings are ALWAYS IN CAMERA

    The General Legal Council, the main regulatory body for the conduct and administration of legal education and profession in Ghana has said, its ‘Disciplinary Committee proceedings are ALWAYS IN CAMERA and under no circumstances should its proceedings be made public’. This was contained in a letter to Mr. Korsi Senyo …

  • 17 August

    What is the Interest of GLC in Banning Lawyers?: The Case of Lawyer Kwesi Afrifa – Part 1

    Lawyer Kwesi Afrifa’s ban: his crime and the full story… In 1997, one Minette Halm who was a primary school teacher of his at KO Methodist Primary School in Kumasi introduced one Agnes Turkson, a Kumasi based business woman who needed legal assistance. He provided it at no fees because …

  • 13 August

    Say No to Appeal, Supreme Court judges sitting on GLC Committees

    We are fighting over license and advertisement when our legal opportunities are being taken over by laymen preparing legal documents under our very noses with no action. Contractors enter into construction contracts and make millions of cedis without lawyers and nothing is done to secure that kind of business for …

  • 12 August

    Sam Okudzeto, Beyuo, Ace Ankomah to face General Legal Council on October 26, 2017

    Senior Lawyer and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC), Mr. Sam Okudzeto; lawyer for the GLC, Mr. Vincent Kizito Beyuo and private legal practitioner, Mr. Ace Anan Ankomah are to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council on October 26, 2017 …

July, 2017

  • 28 July

    GLC suspends lawyer for 4 years

    The General Legal Council (GLC) has withdrawn the licence of Mr Kwasi Afrifa, a private legal practitioner and has subsequently banned him from practicing law for four years. This was contained in a notice issued by the Judicial Secretary and Secretary to the GLC, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong on Friday, …

  • 26 July

    Lawyer Sosu vrs General Legal Council: Appeals Court Declines Jurisdiction

    The Court of Appeal has declined jurisdiction in the case of renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Francis -Xavier Sosu. Delivering his ruling in an Application for Stay and/or suspension of the 3 years ban placed on Lawyer Sosu, the Court stated that even though it sympathizes with the Applicant, the …

  • 14 July

    Of Asare v GLC: Our Veritable Octopus Supreme Court

    Our Supreme Court has done it again! It seems to have behaved like the proverbial ‘veritable octopus,’ stretching its tentacles to assume jurisdiction over a matter which is clearly out of its original exclusive jurisdiction. As if that was not enough, the Court has given a judgement that has successfully …

  • 11 July

    General Legal Council is a court – its lawyer insists

    The lead Counsel of the General Legal Council (GLC) has argued that the Disciplinary Committee of the Council is a court. Mr. Beyuo made this assertion when he was arguing against the Application filed by Renowned Human Rights Lawyer for a Stay and or suspension of his ban by the …