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The Republic of Ghana is a constitutional democracy lying on the West coast of Africa between Sierra Leone and Togo. The legal system is based on English common law, customary law, and the 1992 constitution. Court hierarchy consists of Supreme Court of Ghana (highest court), Court of Appeal, and High Court of Justice. Beneath these bodies are dist ...[Read More]


Roundtable with the Hon Rashid Pelpuo

The Law Society recently hosted a roundtable with the Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, the Ghanaian Minister of State with responsibility for PPP. He joined members of the Law Society and members of British Expertise for an update on the progress of Ghana's new PPP legislation and a lively debate on the lessons to be learnt from the UK experience.

First African law firm secures Lexcel Accreditation

A-B David, a West Africa based law firm with head office in Accra, Ghana, has become the first African law firm to secure the Law Society of England and Wales' international law management quality mark, 'Lexcel'.

Lexcel is a recognised international accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which is only awarded to those who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

Legal life in ... Ghana

In March 2011, commercial litigation solicitor Chris Lane left his City firm to take up a voluntary position with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) based in Accra, Ghana. Chris explains the initiative’s aims highlighting how the CHRI deals with access to justice challenges in Ghana and what UK solicitors can do to help.

Ghana approves Vodafone takeover

The Ghanaian parliament has approved Vodafone's takeover of state-owned Ghana Telecom (GT).

The $900m deal - which gives UK-based Vodafone a 70% stake in the firm - has been attacked by opposition MPs for grossly undervaluing GT.