Lady Gifty Tetteh

Lady Gifty

Year of call

  • 2000, Middle Temple
  • 2003, Ghana Bar

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • The Royal African Society
  • Ghana Lawyers Association
  • Ghana Legal Minds (Founder)
  • International Criminal Court (The Hague) (Assistance to Counsel)
  • African International legal Awareness

Charities

  • Healthcare4africa – Chair of Charity
  • Ghana Education Project – Patron

Languages

Ga, Ada, Twi and Hungarian languages (Magyar)

Background

Lady Tetteh was called to the Bar in 2000 and has maintained a full time practice as a tenant following her completion of her pupillage at the Chambers of Wilfred Forster-Jones.

In June 2005 she established and became Head of Chambers, making legal history by being the first and youngest black woman to set up Chambers in the prestigious Middle Temple.
She has maintained high standards with a progressive approach to the Bar and Chambers, making her a highly regarded practitioner amongst her instructing solicitors, barristers and clients.

Practice

Lady Tetteh is known for her ability to take on complex points of law and has a wide range of practise areas. Lady Tetteh undertakes work in Civil, Commercial/Corporate Law, Criminal (defence) and Human Rights.

Lady Tetteh also has an international practice, having been called to the Ghanaian Bar in October 2003 and setting up Chambers in Ghana in January 2006. She has dealt with various financial disputes and is capable of advising on and taking instructions in relation to a broad range of International Commercial Disputes. Lady Tetteh was made is a Notary Public by the Courts of Ghana.

Direct Access

Following the introduction of the Direct Access Course (established by the Bar Council, UK), which allows Barristers to receive instructions directly from the public, Lady Tetteh completed the Direct Access course and is now a registered Public Access Barrister.

Chambers and the Community

With her background and continuing work within the British Ghanaian and African community has underpinned her interest in human rights, civil liberties, equality and other such causes. Since Chambers of G. D. Tetteh was established, Lady Tetteh has offered members of the British and Ghanaian/ African community the opportunity of obtaining an insight into the Bar and gaining legal experience.
She assists the Ghana High Commission in the UK on legal matters and was the Legal Advisor to the High Commission and Committee member during the establishment of the Ghana Skills Data Bank.

Lady Tetteh mentors a variety of young people ranging from primary school children to law students and budding barristers and solicitors. She has made mini pupillages available to individuals who have followed a similar path to the Bar or have completed the Legal Practice Course.
Lady Tetteh is heavily involved with Community Projects and utilizes her legal skills and experience in providing advice on matters of law and practice. She currently works frequently as a key speaker at lectures and workshops organized by Tower Hamlets on African Children and families.

Ghana Chambers’ website: www.rehobothchambers.com