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ATTORNEY-GENERAL V. LEVANDOWSKY & B.A.S.E. GROUP

(1971) JELR 67957 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  3 May 1971  •  Ghana

Coram
SIRIBOE J.S.C,ANIN JA,ARCHER J.A.

Judgement

ARCHER J.A.

On 17 June 1970, Levandowsky and B.A.S.E. Group filed a specially endorsed writ, for service on the Attorney-General for and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Ghana, claiming against the Government the sum of; £462,432 1s. 4d. sterling or N¢1,132,958.55 being an amount due and owing in respect of professional fees for plans prepared for an international conference hall, a secretariat, a hotel and a theatre. For convenience, the parties will be referred to in this judgment as “the Group “ and “the Government.” The total amount claimed by the Group was itemised in a bill attached to the writ as follows:

Original fee demanded in October 1964

(£412,031) less amount paid in March 1967

(£121,071 11s. 3d.) .. .. .. £290, 959 8s. 9d.

Interest at one per cent. over British bank rate

between October 1964 and April 1970 .. 167,338 3 4

Expenses .. .. 2,881 10 10

Interest on expenses .. 1,252 18 5

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Total £462,432 1s. 4d.

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On 26 June 1970, the Government ente…

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