Yaa Dankwa is undertaking a general civil law pupillage in a variety of civil matters, suitable for her year of qualification. These include, RTA claims, infant approvals, Stage 3 hearings, flight delay and credit hire claims.
Yaa is a 2nd six pupil under the guidance of Arlene Small, her pupillage supervisor.
Prior to starting pupillage, Yaa Dankwa worked as a solicitor agent for a leading national provider of advocacy services. She is highly adept in dealing with a wide range of civil and commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on the following:
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency
- Landlord & Tenant
- Property Law
- Transport & Regulatory Law
- Contractual Disputes & Debt Claims
- Consumer Credit & Credit Hire
- Road Traffic Accidents & Personal Injury
- Flight Delay
Yaa Dankwa has also undertaken voluntary work with Coram Children’s Legal Centre where she provided legal advice on the substantive and procedural law in relating to child protection and family matters. Yaa Dankwa is keen to develop a family law practice and would like to, in future, receive instructions in family matters including Children Act proceedings.
In 2009, Yaa Dankwa qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She completed a 12-month pupillage with Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah a first-tier law firm recognised by Legal 500 and was appointed as an Associate under the tutelage of Ace Anan Ankomah. She practised in Ghana for three years and achieved 4,537.25 billable hours in successfully representing both lay and corporate clients before the Circuit, District, and High Courts as well as in some preliminary matters before the Court of Appeal.
Yaa Dankwa is a personable and approachable individual, often commended for her ability to put lay clients at ease, and to instil absolute confidence and trust in those instructing her. She is particularly skilled in assisting nervous clients and litigants in person.
- 2003 - B. A. Arts (Economics and History), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- 2005 – Graduate Diploma (GDip) Legal Studies, University of Birmingham
- 2007 – Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
- 2009 – Post Call Law Course, Ghana School of Law
- The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
- Family Law Bar Association
- Ghana Bar Association
- 2018 - Local Authority Governor at St. George’s New Town Junior School
- 2020 – Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre
Fluent in all major Ghanaian dialects including Ga, and Twi (Asante, Akuapem and Fante)
Hobbies and other interests
In Yaa Dankwa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, baking and trying out recipes.