James is Director of the firm and the head of the legal team. He is a solicitor and barrister-at-law, a former army officer and a trained administrator and human resource practitioner.
He was called to the Ghana bar in 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree with honours from the University of Ghana, Legon; a certificate in International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflicts) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in addition to other qualifications.
As a former army officer, he served as an Assistant Director of Legal Services in the Ghana Army for five years. He also served as Legal Officer in a number of United Nations peacekeeping missions in places like Lebanon, Israel and La Cote d’Ivoire. His other international legal experiences include helping to review a draft gender policy for United Nations peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Service in New York, and serving as Legal Officer in courses and exercises conducted by the African Standby Force (ASF) of the African Union in Yaounde, Cameroun and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He has also served as a consultant to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) on HIV/AIDS and human rights matters in the past – a task that took him to a number of West African Countries to examine country specific legal provisions on HIV/AIDS. He has one book to his credit with a second, a text book entitled ‘Labour Law’, to be published soon, in addition to a number of articles. He is presently in full time private practice and also assists with teaching at the Ghana School of Law, Makola, Accra; and engages in farming in his spare time.
Julia Selman Ayetey has been called to the bar not only in Ghana but also in England and Wales. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2007 and the Ghana Bar in 2012. The focus of her legal practice in Ghana is Commercial, Medical and Media Law as well as Conflict of Laws (especially cases involving UK and EU law).
Julia previously worked in England as a barrister at the Attorney General’s Office and in the Central Advisory and Immigration & National Security divisions of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.
She also has experience in international commercial law from her time in private practice at Essex Court Chambers also in London. Internationally, she has worked in Trinidad & Tobago at the Caribbean Centre of Human Rights conducting pro bono work for death row inmates and has assisted a defence team in a case before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Julia maintains a career in academia and currently teaches Ghanaian constitutional law at the University of Cape Coast Law School. She has previously taught law at Oxford and King’s College London (where she was recently elected an Associate of King’s College London). She has peer reviewed publications in areas as diverse as the use of DNA evidence in criminal justice, international criminal law and media law. Julia has board level experience notably as a former member of the UK government appointed advisory board on ethical matters arising from the operation of the National DNA Criminal Database in England & Wales.
Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and was called to the Ghana Bar in 2010. She has been in full time private legal practice since her call to the Bar in the year 2010.
Sylvester was called to the bar in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany from the University of Ghana. In addition to practice, he also assists with teaching at the Ashesi University. His hobbies include reading inspiring literature, playing with children and listening to music.
Maxwell was called to the Ghana Bar in 2012. He has a degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws degree; both from the University of Ghana, Legon. His has interests in tax management issues. His hobbies are swimming and playing football.
Karen Nai holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and was called to the Ghana Bar in 2012. She is also a part-time law lecturer at the Accra Polytechnic. She enjoys reading, writing and planning.
Alex has a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, both from the University of Ghana, Legon. He was called to the bar in 2013 and started his pupilage almost immediately with the firm.
He has since completed his pupilage and has stuck to private practice. He is also a part-time law lecturer at the Pentecost University, Accra. He loves to play football during his leisure hours.
The team is ably supported by a strong and vibrant administrative staff of three. The support team is led by Miss Muneinazvo Kujeke who has a BSc Administration degree with an option in International Relations from the University of Pretoria and a masters degree in Peace and Governance from the Africa University in Zimbabwe. Ms Kujeke is the Administrator and she is assisted by two others, Ms Mawusi Adenyo and Ms Emefa Blessing Awuku, who serve as secretary and law clerk respectively.
As a team, we have a wide range of experience. We have practiced actively in various courts, including the
Our fees, which are negotiable, are based on and in line with the Ghana Bar Association scale of fees.
BARRISTERS & SOLICITORSJames Odartey Mills, Esq