The Court of Appeal has adjourned the hearing of an application for a stay of execution by suspended human rights lawyer, Francis Xavi Sosu, over his suspension from legal practice by the General Legal Council.
The adjournment followed a request by lawyers for the Council to consult their clients following what they call new allegations against some officers of the Legal Council.
Francis Sosu filed the application seeking to put on hold his three-year suspension from the legal profession pending the final determination of his appeal by the court.
[contextly_sidebar id=”KLbbR74GblBd1eAOiTE6bBG45TXe9qNt”]The Ghana Legal Council earlier in June 2017, banned Francis Xavier-Sosu, a renowned Human Rights lawyer, from practicing as a lawyer for three years, for overcharging a client, one Francis Agyare, when he represented him in a Human Right case in Accra.
It said that, within the 3-year period, Lawyer Xavier-Sosu “shall not hold himself out as a Legal Practitioner or attend Chambers, or render, or purport to render any professional legal service to any person whomsoever, wheresoever.”
According to the Legal Council, Lawyer Xavier-Sosu charged his client GH¢50,000, which was “excessive” and an “overestimation” for the services rendered, although he [Sosu] had told the client he was offering his legal services for free.
By: Fred Djabanor/citifmonline.com/Ghana