Lawyer Kwame Amoako Suspended For 2 Years

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The General Legal Council (GLC) has suspended Lawyer Kwame Amoako, legal practitioner, for a period of two years, effective Friday, November 24, 2017.

A statement signed by Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, Judicial Secretary and Secretary to the General Legal Council, said during the period of suspension, Lawyer Kwame Amoako shall not hold himself out as a legal practitioner or attend chambers, or render, or purport to render any professional legal services to the public for a fee.

It added that he may not attend chambers at anytime during the period of his suspension.
He was charged with one count under Rule 9 (4) of the Legal Profession Professional Conduct and Etiquette rules, 1969 L.I. 613.

According to the statement, as a lawyer at K-SAN Law Firm, Lawyer Kwame Amoako filed a Notice of Change of Solicitors and issued a writ on behalf of KASAPA Ltd without due consent and instructions from the said KASAPA Ltd.

He was also charged with a second count under Rule 5 (6) (a) (b) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 L.I. 613.

The statement added that Lawyer Kwame Amoako failed to seek the prior consent of the solicitor on record, Messrs Bentsi Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, before appearing on behalf of KASAPA Ltd in a pending case.
Lawyer Kwame Amoako was also charged with a third count under section 19 (3) of the Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act 32).

The General Legal Council said the suspended lawyer failed to appear before the Disciplinary Committee on June 9, 2016 even though he duly notified.

“Lawyer Kwame Amoako was convicted on all three counts. He was suspended for a period of two years on Counts 1 and 2 and for a period of one year on Count 3. Both sentences are to run concurrently.
“The licence of Lawyer Kwame Amoako to practise for the next two years is hereby withdrawn forthwith,” it said.

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