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The Handbook on Civil Procedure & Practice in Ghana: Rules, Cases, Commentary & Precedents.

By: Francisca Serwaa Boateng      |   September, 2023


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This book is an indispensable and worthy companion. It is a single-source textbook that discusses everything the lawyer, judge, law student and lay client needs to know about the steps and procedure in civil litigation in the Circuit and High Courts. It is written in easy and clear language, follows a simple chronology and it is practice-oriented to aid the active practitioner as well as the in-house Counsel. The author provides the reader with a simplified rendition of the court rules and decisions from leading cases, as well as reference sources for further reading. She also provides several relevant precedents to serve as practical guide for drafting court documents. 

The important themes of the book analyze how a case is filed in court up to the application for directions stage, where the case is ready for trial (including the use of ADR methods in resolving cases); the procedure from trial up to judgment; and the processes for executing court judgments. The different applications parties may file in a case are discussed, as well as various procedure for filing specific cases such as defamation, enforcement of human rights, maritime actions, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and so forth. Appeals are discussed and so are applications for judicial review.

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The many “firsts” of this book.

This is a ground-breaking event which has not happened since Ghana's Judicature Act of 1876. In Ghana, this is the first time we are seeing a book on Civil Procedure that comes complete with the rules, cases, commentary and most importantly, precedents. As if these have not established enough firsts, this is the first authoritative book on Civil Procedure written exclusively by a female lawyer. And guess what, even the look and feel of the book is nothing that we have seen before in legal circles.

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Prince Abroquah
"The Handbook on Civil Procedure & Practice in Ghana", it contains about 1,197 pages of concise representation of the court rules that walks you through the lifecycle of civil litigation. I dare say it's the first of its kind written by a female lawyer ????????
Desmond Israel, Esq
Dear Lawyer Francisca Serwaa Boateng, I hope this note finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for the complimentary copy of your new civil procedure book that you kindly sent to me, through Joseph Boateng. I am truly honoured to receive such a thoughtful gesture from someone as esteemed and knowledgeable as yourself. Your expertise in the field of law is widely recognized, from your numerous articles , and I have always admired your dedication and passion for your work. I am eager to delve into the pages of your book and explore the intricacies of civil procedure under your guidance. I am confident that your insights and expertise will greatly enhance my understanding of this complex subject matter. Once again, I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation for your generosity in sharing your knowledge with me. Your book will undoubtedly serve as an invaluable resource in my legal studies and professional career. Thank you once again for your kind gesture, and I wish you continued success in all your future endevours!
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Musah Ahmed, Esq.
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Dear Musah Ahmed, Esq., many thanks for your wonderful message. It was a real pleasure to know that you bought 3 copies of my latest book, THE HANDBOOK ON CIVIL PROCEDURE & PRACTICE IN GHANA for yourself, your office and Mrs. Ahmed. As always, I was thrilled to autograph your personal copy. Being the voracious reader that you are, I'm sure you have already started devouring the contents.

Happy reading!!!

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Francisca Serwaa Boateng, Esq
Sis! Your book is awesome! I love the inclusion of precedents. Impressive paa.....????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Vivienne Lamptey, Esq
Inspiring and wonderful book from a wonderful and resourceful legal mind.
Collins Jampana
Collins Jampana
It was an absolute pleasure to be there to share your big moment with you! Just amazing what you have done. Am sooooooooooooo proud of you, Francisca. I went back to reading Perspectives 2 and I had many many laughs. Its brilliant! Well done!
Isabel Boaten, Esq
Good evening Madam, hope you are doing great. It’s really nice to connect with you. Though I haven’t ready your book but from the accolades and comments and the words used to describe your personality at the book launch, I know this book is will be a great masterpiece. I’m looking forward to being in touch and I’m very grateful for connecting with you.
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Inspiration to many out there.
Keep on soaring higher
Rudolph A.
Rudolph Apeyusi
????????It was indeed an honor and privilege to be invited to the book launch of 'The Handbook on Civil Procedure & Practice in Ghana' by Madam Francisca S. Boateng ESQ, which took place on September 8, 2023. This comprehensive handbook, encompassing rules, cases, commentary, and precedents, promises to be an invaluable resource.

Madam Francisca's vision for this book, as she eloquently said and I quote "This book introduces a concise, straightforward and easy to read source of material on Civil Procedure. The aim of the book is to introduce law students early in their studies both at the degree and professional course levels to the procedure in Civil litigation. This will help to demystify the subject of Civil Procedure and make it more interesting to students and serves as a quick reference point for lawyers in practice"

I am definitely going to get a copy for my perusal✍️

I was deeply inspired by her words, and I am committed to studying diligently, as she encouraged me to do????????

Bernice Sangmortey
Bernice Sangmortey
I started reading the book. It's a mine of information. Merci beaucoup and bonjour from Abidjan
Thanks sooo much for your kindness.  I now understand why the book is ghc1k. Boiii encyclopedia mpo no pass am. God richly bless you ????.  Have a good evening
Seriously the 1st years are blessed paaaaa to have this book. Will make it a point to read it cover to cover at least 3x at my own pace. Me too I want to be a civil procedure guru. Thank you very much for this excellent piece of work! Well done!
The civil procedure book is well written. Simple language, clear and understandable.
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Other Books by the Author

Front cover

PERSPECTIVES: Current issues in Law, socio-Economic & Women's Rights in Ghana (Vol. 2)

Perspectives 1

PERSPECTIVES: Not your conventional conversations (Vol. 1)

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