Daily Archives: 19/03/2018

Cases before the Disciplinary Committee on 22nd March, 2018 for Preliminary Inquiry

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  1. IN THE MATTER OF VERTEX PROTECTION SCHEME
    a. CONDUCT OF BENJAMIN LYLE NII APONSAH
    b.
    CONDUCT OF ELORM AHIATI 
  2. CONDUCT OF KWESI ADU MANTE
  3. CONDUCT OF SAMUEL NERQUAYE –TETTEH
  4. COMPLAINT OF CHRISTIAN ADU AGO AGAINST LAWYER BEN ANNAN
  1. COMPLAINT OF ERASMUS COMMODORE AGAINST LAWYER ROBERT K. TAY
  2. COMPLAINT OF MADAM VICTORIA OKPOTI AGAINST LAWYER DANIEL ROBERT OFEI
  3. COMPLAINT OF MADAM MARGARET ATTISO AGAINST LAWYER CHRIS ACKUMMEY
  4. COMPLAINT OF MR. AMOS ASANTE AGAINST LAWYER FRANK AGYEN
  5. COMPLAINT OF MADAM HENRIETTA OKYERE AGAINST LAWYER JULIANA ADDO YOBO
  6. COMPLAINT OF NANA ASANTE AGAINST LAWYER F.A. ACQUAYE
  7. COMPLAINT OF ILYASU ADAMU AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE
  8. COMPLAINT OF MADAM REBECCA ASHONG KATAI AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE
  9. COMPLAINT OF MADAM ROSIE EBE-ARTHUR AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE
  10. COMPLAINT OF MADAM AGNES AMELEY TAGOE AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE
  11. COMPLAINT OF MR. YAW KUSI AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE
  12. COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH ADJEI –KUSI AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYE.
  13. COMPLAINT OF ALHASSAN TAMPULI (NPA) AGAINST LAWYER FREDERICK NII ASHIE NEEQUAYECOMPLAINT OF NANA AKUA MANSA TOTOE AGAINST LAWYER MARIAN GYASI
  1. COMPLAINT OF ASAFO ASAMOAH AGAINST LAWYER SHADRACK ARHIN
  2. COMPLAINT OF MR. FRANCIS ACQUAYE AGAINST LAWYER DUBIK MAHAMA YAKUBU
  3. COMPLAINT OF DR. F.L. WANG AGAINST LAWYER AMUA SEKYI
  4. COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH ANNAN AGAINST LAWYER GEORGE SARPONG
  5. COMPLAINT OF NANA OWUSU AKYAW PREMPEH AGAINST LAWYER KWASI OWUSU YEBOAH AND DANIEL OWUSU NYAMPONG
  6. COMPLAINT OF SAMUEL NII ANUM KOFI SOWAH AGAINST LAWYER KWABENA ANKAMAH
  7. COMPLAINT OF ITALO CASTILLO AGAINST LAWYER MORGAN COLLESTON
  8. COMPLAINT OF RICHARD BOBISON AGAINST LAWYER K. ADJEI LARTEY
  9. COMPLAINT OF JOSEPH NICHOLAS AFFUL AGAINST LAWYER AKWASI ARHIN
  10. COMPLAINT OF MADAM AFUA POKUAA AGAINST LAWYER E.A.T. NARTEY
  11. COMPLAINT OF MADAM SANDRA KANKAM AGAINST LAWYER DUA ADONTENG
  12. COMPLAINT OF MR. KOJO QUANSAH AGAINST LAWYER CHARLES YEBOAH
  13. COMPLAINT OF MADAM COMFORT OWUSU AGAINST LAWYER KWASI BOSOMPEM

General Legal Council : Piracy of Law Text Books

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The General Legal Council (the “Council”) has been receiving complaints regarding the increasing patronage and proliferation of pirated law text books on the Ghanaian market. The Council is particularly concerned as the text books involved are authored by Ghanaian lawyers, judges and academics and their original versions are widely available on the Ghanaian market. There is therefore no justification for the piracy of these books.

The Council therefore wishes to bring to the attention of lawyers, law students, the entire legal community and the general public that the piracy of any text book constitutes an offence under sections 42 and 43 of the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690). In January 2018 an arrest was affected on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. The offender has since been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced.

Lawyers, law students, the entire legal community and the general public are advised to desist from any form of involvement in such criminal activity including patronage of such books as under Rule 9 of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 (LI 613), criminal convictions for such offence may result in disbarment or disqualification from a call to the bar as the case may be.

The Council wishes to advise members of the legal profession to patronise and rely solely on the original versions of widely available Ghanaian law text books in order to avoid any form of complicity in a criminal offence, particularly, one which deprives industrious members of our profession of the fruits of their labour and discourages the much needed publication of scholarly works required for the advancement of the legal profession and the law in Ghana.

SIGNED
JUSTICE ALEX B. POKU-ACHEAMPONG
SECRETARY, GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL
MARCH 13, 2018