Becoming A Lawyer In Ghana

A student guide to becoming a lawyer in Ghana In Ghana, you are called to the Bar as both a barrister and a solicitor. Practising as a lawyer primarily involves advising and representing individuals and institutions in pursuing and defending their legal rights. Being in the Bar can provide a challenging yet exciting and fulfilling experience. The Bar… Read More »

Marriage – As Defined by the Constitution of Ghana

What is marriage? Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage What are the types of valid marriage recognized by the Ghanaian law? There are three types of… Read More »

Fordham – Ghana Summer Law Program

Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2016 Fordham – Ghana Summer Law Program, to be held in Accra, Ghana, May 21 – June 5, 2016. Building on our long and successful history of partnership with Ghanaian legal institutions, this exciting program offers students the opportunity to study international and comparative law, while witnessing the path of… Read More »

Banking Short Codes and Swift Codes in Ghana

Banks in Ghana Swift and Sort Codes 1. Introduction To facilitate the efficient clearing and settlement of interbank paper payment instruments throughout the country, cheques and other paper payment instruments were standardized to make them amenable to automated processing. The standardization included dividing the country into 11 clearing zones, with each zone having its clearing house; assigning a… Read More »

What are swift codes ?

Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and it is unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them. The Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When 8-digits code… Read More »