June 12, 2017
The Centre for Victims of Injustice (CenVI) has petitioned the General Legal Council (GLC) to withdraw the three-year suspension slapped on private lawyer Fancis-Xavier Sosu.
The GLS suspended Mr Sosu for what it described as violation of advertisement and for charging excessive legal fees.
CenVI said in a statement that it does “not support any act by lawyers in breach of the professional code of ethics by the General Legal Council, the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), or anybody that lawyers subscribe to” and further registered its “dissatisfaction on the decision reached by the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council with a three-year ban on lawyer Sosu from practising as a lawyer”.
Below is the full petition:
PETITION FOR REVERSE OF 3-YEAR BAN FROM LEGAL PRACTICE AGAINST LAWYER FRANCIS-XAVIER KOJO SOSU BY THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL, GHANA.
This petition is to repeal “The 3-year ban against lawyer Francis -Xavier Kojo Sosu,” by the Disciplinary Committee of General Legal Council (GLC), as part of its disciplinary measure to check lawyers of the Ghana Bar Association from professional and ethical misconduct contrary to its prescribed Code of Ethics and Conducts.