Only SC can overturn Sosu suspension; Okudzeto slams High Court decision

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A High court judge, Mrs Justice Gifty Agyei, has been criticised for overstepping her bounds after she quashed a disciplinary ban imposed on a lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu for unethical behaviour. Sam Okudzeto who is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council which slapped a three-year ban on the lawyer, said only the Supreme Court can overturn decisions of the GLC.

"What are you reversing?" he questioned the capacity of the judge at the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court. The court presided over by Mrs Justice Gifty Agyei in her July 11, 2018 ruling. upheld Francis Sosu's claim that his human rights had been violated by the GLC's ban imposed on June, 1, 2017.

He was found guilty of overcharging a client and also violating the legal profession’s code of conduct rule which enjoins lawyers not to advertise their services. But quashing the ban, Justice Gifty Agyei said there is no specific law that classified touting and advertising as a grave professional misconduct in the legal profession.

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