Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey

Pupil Barrister Colchester
Membership Status: Barrister - Pupil Member Qualified in 2007

Profile

General Information

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.

Education

  • 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

Professional Associations

  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Ghana Bar Association

Appointments

  • 2018 - Local Authority Governor at St. George’s New Town Junior School
  • 2020 – Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre

Languages

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.

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Areas of Law

Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Consumer Contracts
  • Costs
  • Family Law
  • Land & Property
  • Road Traffic

Outside of these key areas of law, Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Yaa Dankwa direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

FEES:

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

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