Supreme Court Okays Lawyer Sosu’s Plea To Appeal Suspension

The Supreme Court presided over by a single Judge Justice Yaw Appau has granted leave to embattled Human Rights lawyer Francis Sosu to file an appeal against the punishment handed to him by the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Counsel.

The judgment by the Apex court quashes an earlier judgment of the Appeal court that refused Sosu an application for stay of execution of the punishment, which prevents him from practicing law in Ghana.

The single Judge in his ruling said it will be a great abuse of the fundamental Human Rights of the applicant if he is not given the opportunity to be heard at a higher forum other than the Disciplinary Committee over his three-year suspension.

The court thus proceeded to order the applicant to file his processes within the next seven (7) days for the case to be heard by the Supreme Court.

The General Legal Council (GLC) in June 2017, barred the prominent Human Rights lawyer from practising as a lawyer for one year after he was found guilty of professional misconduct contrary to the code regulating legal practice in Ghana.

The Council had indicated that the suspension was as a result of a complaint filed by one Francis Agyare, a client of Mr Sosu, at the Council accusing him and his law firm F-X Law & Associates of attempting to swindle him.

He was also found guilty of advertising himself on social media in contravention of the rules and regulations of the profession.


Source: Ghana/