The Court of Appeal presided over by his Lordship, F. G. Korbieh, has ruled in favour of legal luminary, Hansen Kwadwo Koduah, to continue holding himself as a lawyer by staying the suspension orders of the General Legal Counsel which prohibited lawyer Hansen from holding himself out as a Legal Practitioner or attend Chambers or render, or purport to render any professional legal services to any person whosever, .
The Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Counsel took a decision on 9th June, 2016 to suspend lawyer Hansen for a period of three (3) years effective 9th June, 2016 during which time lawyer Hansen is debarred from holding himself out as a lawyer over an allegation of professional misconduct leveled against him – yet to be determined by the Court of Appeal.
The Disciplinary Committee stated unequivocally, “Your practicing license is hereby withdrawn.” The court, which deemed the decision against lawyer Hansen too harsh, staying the suspension order on 29th July, 2016, restored the renowned lawyer’s practicing license.
An allegation has been made against lawyer Hansen for conniving with one judicial staff member for over charging filling fees is yet to be determined by the Court of Appeal.
Counsel for lawyer Hansen, Dr. Maurice Ampaw, who was elated that this client won the first phase of the legal battle against the General Legal Council, advised his legal compeers to desist from jubilating when one of their own finds him/herself in trouble – since misfortunes can befall anyone anytime.
The ever audacious celebrity lawyer, sounding optimistic about winning the case for his client, posited, GhanaPoliticsonline.com “I hope and trust the Court of Appeal will do justice in my client’s case.” Lawyer Hanson Kwadwo Koduah is a well known legal practitioner based in Kumasi. He is a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST, Kumasi.