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Punishment General Legal Council suspends 2 lawyers

The licences of Mr Owusu Juanah and Mr Amoako for the next two (2) years have been withdrawn forthwith.

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The General Legal Council (GLC) has suspended two lawyers for representing a company in a legal matter without seeking the consent of the company.

The suspension of Mr Charles Owusu Juanah and Mr Kwame Amoako, the GLC said, took effect from November 24, 2017.

The two lawyers were charged with three counts under Rule 9 (4) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 L.I. 613. They are from the Chambers.

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Rule 5 (6) stipulates that "a lawyer who finds, on receiving a brief, that another lawyer has previously been retained, shall not accept the brief without (a) communicating in the first instance with the lawyer who first handled it; and (b) enquiring whether he has any objection to his accepting the brief".

A letter to the lawyers stated that Charles Owusu Juanah, as Head of Chambers and lawyer at K-SAN Law Firm, filed a Notice of Change of Solicitors and issued a writ on behalf of KASAPA Ltd without due consent and instructions from the said KASAPA Ltd and also in another suit failed to seek the prior consent of the solicitor on record, Messrs Bentsi Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah before appearing on behalf of KASAPA Ltd in a pending case.

It indicated that both have been duly notified, but failed to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council on 9 June, 2016.

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During the period of suspension, they shall not hold themselves out as Legal Practitioners or attend Chambers, or render, or purport to render any professional legal services to the public for a fee.

The licences of Mr Owusu Juanah and Mr Amoako for the next two (2) years have been withdrawn forthwith.

The statement was signed by Justice Alex B. Acheampong, Judicial Secretary and Secretary to the General Legal Council.

The GLC also found the lawyers guilty of failing to appear before its disciplinary committee on June 9, 2016, in violation of Section 19 (3) of the Legal Professional Act, 1960 (Act 32).

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