REPUBLIC
V.
GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE; EX PARTE ABOAGYE-DA COSTA

(1987) JELR 65678 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  27 Jul 1987 ·  Ghana
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[1989-90] 2 GLR 104
CORAM
TAYLOR J.S.C.,OSEI-HWERE JA,AMPIAH J.A.
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disciplinary committee of the general legal council
accused person
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akufo-addo c.j.
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grant of bail
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hearing of his appeal
judgment of the judicial committee of the privy council
legal issue
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legal practitioner
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likelihood of this ground of appeal succeeding
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name of peter awooner renner
nana bosompem awuah
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relationship of solicitor
said record
shortness of the sentence
stay of execution of the disciplinary sanction
stay of execution of the order
superior courts
support of his application
taylor j.s.c.

TAYLOR J.S.C.: This is a motion for a stay of execution of the order made by the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council against Mr. A. A. Aboagye-da Costa. By that order he was suspended for twelve months as a legal practitioner in our courts. It was in connection with a charge of professional misconduct under section 9 (7) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 (L.I. 613) which he faced on 11 May 1989, the date of the order.

We heard argument this morning but because of the impending legal vacation we adjourned for two hours to consider the application, which we now proceed to dispose of. The gravamen of the charge contained in the particulars is stated as follows:

“Alex Aboagye-da Costa (lawyer) between April 1986 and 1987 at Asamankese in the Eastern Region in his dealings with his client, Nana Bosompem Awuah, did not behave with utmost honesty and frankness.”

This is a charge of misconduct against a professional man, and the practice in …

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