Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi


(2015) JELR 63937 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. RPC/141/2014 ·  21 Dec 2015 ·  Ghana

Ratio Decidendi

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exhibit c
mr. addo atuah
services of the plaintiff
addo atuah
infrastructure logistics ltd
local representative
professional legal services
statement of claim
akwasi iii
attorney general
cross examination
evidence act
local representative mr. joseph marinoni
ministry of health
single document
sufficient funds
acceptable evidence of the alleged engagement
counsel purport
credible evidence
documentary evidence
duty of the plaintiff
euroget de invest s.a.
executive officer of infrastructure logistics ltd.
high court rules of civil procedure
inability of the parties
joseph marinoni
lawyer’s fees
main issues
master of chambers of the plaintiff company shows
military hospital
oath of the averment
plain language
plaintiff’s claim
point enter
potential clients
promissory notes
proof of the issue
recovery of the sum of us
relevant portions of exhibit c
respect of the first issue
rules of evidence
said allegation
service of the writ
single letter
such issue
uncertain terms



The plaintiff’s claim against the defendant is for

a. An order for the recovery of the sum of US$2,250,000 being debt due and owing on account of legal fees for professional legal services rendered by the plaintiff to the defendant for and concerning the implementation of the construction of eight (8) hospitals for the Ministry of Health and one (1) military hospital in Kumasi for the Ministry of Defence by the defendant which the defendant has refused/failed to pay despite several demands.

b. Interest on the sum of US$2,250,000 at the going commercial bank rate of interest on the US dollar from October 2008 up to and inclusive of the date of final payment.

c. Costs including lawyer’s fees.

The defendant caused Appearance to be entered on its behalf after the service of the writ and the statement of claim and thereafter, the defendant filed its defence. After the inability of the parties to settle at pre-trial, the case was set down for hearing at which the plaintiff gav…

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