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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 district, traditional, and local courts.

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Roundtable discussion with visiting Ghanaian lawyers

15 April 2016

On Friday 29 April the Law Society will host a visit by seven leading law firms from Ghana.

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Sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment Summit

19 October 2015

The Global African Investment Summit returns to London (1-2 December), bringing together global investors with over 150 African public and private bankable project owners seeking financing and advisory solutions.


Register for Building on the Foundations for a Successful Future: Economic Development and the Rule of Law in Africa

20 August 2015

The conference takes place on 18-20 November 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia.


Legal life in... Ghana

14 May 2015

Kwadwo Ntrakwah, International Division member and part of our pan-Africa delegation for International Marketplace,  tells us about his legal life in Ghana and the secrets to doing business there.

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Legal life in... Ghana

9 September 2014

Elikem Kuenyehia, managing partner at Oxford & Beaumont in Ghana, talks about the Ghanaian legal services market and why his firm set up a London office.

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