General News Wed, 26 Jul 2017

Court declines to hear Francis Sosu's case over lack of jurisdiction

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a motion filed by banned human rights lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu who was seeking to halt the implementation of his suspension.

The General Legal Council (GLC) banned Mr Sosu from practising for three year on two major offences including overcharging a client.

The Council added that he had flouted the Professional Conduct and Etiquette rules by advertising his legal firm’s name and address on social media platform, Facebook.

Dissatisfied with the GLC’s decision, he went to the Court of Appeal to quash the suspension. But before the appeal would be heard, he also filed a motion seeking to halt the implementation of the suspension.

But on Wednesday, 26 July, the court presided over by Mr Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie dismissed the motion pending a determination of the substantive appeal case.

The judge said the jurisdiction of the court had not been triggered appropriately.

Source: classfmonline.com
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