December 24, 2017
Celebrated human rights lawyer, Francis-Xavier Sosu was baned June this year by the General Legal Council for finding the lawyer guilty of overcharging a client, touting and personal advertising.
At one of the meetings at the GLC, this is what transpired.
TRANSCRIPT OF MEETING BETWEEN GLC AND FRANCIS SOSU
AY: Mr. Sosu, you were invited here by this committee because, I think early this year on Facebook, you appeared to have advertised yourself in such a way that we do not think as a lawyer it has to be done. Yes. How say you?
FX: Well, I would say that I never had the intention of doing so.
AY: You never had the intention of….
FX: …of doing so
SA: But by accident….it was by accident? Well, if it is not intentional, then it was accidental.
FX: My Lady, I thought I was only giving back information and didn’t know….
SA: For what purpose? Who? Who are you informing? Your client knows you had issued the writ or you had taken the step that he was hoping you would take on his behalf. After that, at that stage of matters, whose business is the rest, apart from you trying to do..working assiduously for your client?
AY: And also this is not a public sort of…
AY: ..yes public interest …yes, it’s private. Somebody goes to court and says his fundamental human rights are…his privacy is being abused..then you go wayward.