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Certificate of Appreciation from World Bank Group to Francisca Serwaa, Boateng, Esq.

On 9th February, 2022, our Managing Counsel, Francisca Serwaa Boateng, Esq., was honoured with a certificate of appreciation from the World Bank Group.

They indicated it was  to thank her for her “valuable contribution to World Bank Group research, especially during the global and personal difficulties of the pandemic”.

The World Bank Group also stated, “We are delighted to send you the attached certificate in appreciation of all your time and effort in answering questions that inform the development of global indicators. Contributions like yours have been essential for ensuring the quality of the data”.

Launch of Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited

Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FSB Law Consult, was virtually launched on Friday, January 28, 2022 via Zoom and Facebook Live.

It is a Corporate Executor and Trustee which is here to look after Ghanaians both as individuals and their Businesses. As a Corporate entity, Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited acts as executor of estates and will apply for probate for the administration of the estate and is ready to comply with all statutory provisions relating to the administration of estates.



 

Our Managing Counsel, Francisca Serwaa Boateng, Esq, who was the Keynote Speaker stated “A Corporate entity such as Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited acts as executor of estates. If you nominate Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited as your corporate trustee or executor, you will be able to get a one-stop-shop for the administration of your estate. The company will apply for probate for the administration of the estate, and when it comes to the distribution of assets, the company will ensure and comply with all statutory provisions relating to the administration of estates.”

Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited also undertakes other ancillary services such as company registration and company secretarial duties for duties for businesses.

Elisus-Beatty Trust Services Limited, a subsidiary company of the FSB Law Consult was incorporated in November 2020 with hopes to become the Premier Trust Services Limited in Ghana.

Visit: www.elisusbtrust.com or call 0541926205/0302801535 and @ElisusBeatty Trust on all social media platforms for more information.

FSB Law Consult to Participate in London Expo, 2021

13th November, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that FSB Law Consult, will once again be participating in the annual Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo, London, UK.
This year’s virtual edition is slated to take place on Saturday, 13th November 2021.
click on link below to register and participate for FREE.
https://hopin.com/events/ghana-property-lifestyle-expo-2021-5th-virtual-edition

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A Better Tomorrow- Retirement Planning.

2nd September, 2021

Our Managing Counsel, Francisca S. Boateng gave a presentation at UKGCC’s webinar on the theme, “A Better Tomorrow- Retirement Planning”. 

Right to privacy is winning big in Ghanaian Courts.

On 21st July, 2021, the High Court (Labour Division), Accra awarded damages of GH₵75,000 for breach of right to privacy in favour of Ms. Q-C, a former school Administrator. The proprietress of the school where Ms. Q-C formerly worked, had taken her photo without her consent, knowledge or authorization and shared the photo on the school’s WhatsApp group for its teaching and non-teaching staff.

The photo was taken when Ms. Q-C and another staff member, Mr. K A (now deceased) were taken by two policemen from the school premises to the Manet Police Station at Spintex Road, Accra. From the evidence, the policemen acted upon the instruction and direction of the school proprietress. Ms. Q-C was never charged with or convicted of any crime at all. But her photo taken at the Police Station and circulated by the school proprietress put no one in doubt that she had committed a crime.

The Court held that, taking the photo without her consent, knowledge or authorization while in the custody of the police and circulating it on the school’s staff WhatsApp group was an infringement on Ms. Q-C’s right to privacy as enshrined in the Constitution and the Data Protection Act. The Court further awarded her damages for false imprisonment, defamation and constructive dismissal.

Moral of the case: We must be careful what information we pick on others and share on social media or elsewhere. We may suffer huge damages and costs for it.

Source: FSB Law Consult

EI 63 Case: High Court Orders Government to stop collecting mobile phone subscribers’ personal information

The Accra High Court has ordered the government to stop collecting the personal data of mobile phone subscribers.

In a 70-page landmark judgment delivered in Accra today (July 22, 2021), the court held that the President’s actions violate and continue to violate the right to privacy.

The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Rebecca Sittie, also directed the government to delete all such data and submit a report to the Registrar of the High Court within 14 days.

The court ordered Vodafone, the NCA and Kelni GVG to pay damages of GH¢ 20,000 each to the applicant.

The Case

It may be recalled that on April 6, 2020, Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur, a private legal practitioner, went to the High Court to challenge the President’s order contained in Executive Instrument (EI) Number 63 as well as the manner in which the order was being implemented. EI 63 orders all telecommunication network and service providers to handover the personal information of all customers and subscribers to the President.

The President’s reason for making CI 63, according to the Attorney-General, was to conduct contact-tracing to control the spread of the deadly covid-19.

Since the passing of the EI 63 in March 2020, the personal information of millions of mobile phone service subscribers has been collected and given to a private company, Kelni GVG.

Counsel for the applicant, Dr Justice Srem-Sai, argued, among others, that “EI 63 offends the permissible limitation clause of the Constitution … and that the mechanism that EI 63 deploys is extremely disproportionate to the intended purpose.”

The defendants in the case are the Attorney-General, the National Communication Authority (NCA), Vodafone Ghana, MTN Ghana and Kelni GVG.

Source: Mabel Aku Baneseh

Happy 10th anniversary as a
Notary Public

14th April, 2021

Francisca Serwaa Boateng, Esq. was called to the bar as a lawyer 23 years ago. She was appointed as a Notary Public by The Hon. Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana on 14th April 2011.

Our Managing Counsel Featured in Amandla! Women to watch Series.

22nd Sept, 2020

On 22nd September, 2020, our Founder and Managing Counsel, Francisca Serwaa Boateng was featured in the “Amandla! Women to Watch” Series by the Institute for African Women In Law. 

FSB Law Consult to participate in the Ghana Property and Lifestyle Expo 2020.

6th Nov, 2020

FSB Law Consult, will be participating in the annual
Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo, London, UK. The annual expo is one of the flagship programmes organized by OnPoint Property UK, the boutique property management company based in London, UK. This year’s virtual edition is slated to take place on 14th November, 2020. Our Managing Counsel will give a presentation on “Buying property in Ghana – What to do”.