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GLC bans two lawyers over KASAPA legal battle

The General Legal Council (GLC) has banned two lawyers, Kwame Amoako and Charles Owusu Juanah from the same law firm, K-SAN Law for breaching the rules of the legal profession.

The GLC has withdrawn their licenses and banned them for two years.

The two lawyers, K-SAN Law firm led by Mr. Juanah were both found guilty of misconducts in a case involving KASAPA Ltd.

According to notices of the suspension published by the Council on its website Friday November 24, 2017, Kwame

Amoako has been suspended from legal practice for a period of two years commencing from November 24, 2017. Charles Owusu Juanah’s suspension also takes effect from the same date and lasts for the same period.

According to the Council the two lawyers were charged with one count under Rule 9 (4) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 L.I. 613 as follows:

Count 1: On Kwame Amoako the Council indicated that as a lawyer at K-SAN Law Firm, filed a Notice of Change of Solicitors and issued a writ on behalf KASAPA Ltd without due consent and instructions from the said KASAPA Ltd. He was further charged with a second count under Rule 5 (6) (a) (b) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 L.I. 613.

Count 2: That he as a lawyer failed to seek the prior consent of the solicitor on record, Messrs Bentsi Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah before appearing on behalf of KASAPA Ltd in a pending case.

Lawyer Kwame Owuse was also charged with a third count under section 19 (3) of the Legal Profession Act 1960 (Act 32):

Count 3: That he, having been duly notified, failed to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council on June 9, 2016.

“Lawyer Kwame Amoako was convicted on all three counts. He was suspended for a period of two years on Counts 1 and 2 and for a period of one year on Count 3. Both sentences run concurrently.

During the period of suspension, he shall not hold himself out as a Legal Practitioner or attend Chambers, or render, or purport to render any professional legal services to the public for a fee. He may not attend chambers at anytime during the period of his suspension.

The licence of Lawyer Kwame Amoako to practice for the next two years is hereby withdrawn forthwith,” the notice signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Acheampong has said.

The GLC sentenced Charles Owusu Juanah with the same content as that of Mr. Amoako and under the same rules.

About Efo Korsi Senyo | Executive Editor

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 5 years experience working as an investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Executive Editor of Awake Newspaper and Head of Awake Investigates. Efo does not only investigate and publish based on the journalism profession ethics but he also brings legal and civil actions against personalities and institutions he investigated. He said fighting against injustice and corruption in society as the only way for him to avenge injustice and corrupt acts he and other vulnerable people faced and continue to face in society. Efo is also a private investigator, IT expert and entrepreneur. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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