Profile

Family law

Prior to joining the Bar, Yaa Dankwa worked as a legal advisor for the Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC). CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals. Yaa Dankwa has experience of family law surrounding cases involving the Children Act as a result of her position with the CCLC and is looking to use that experience to support the development of her career as a specialist family law barrister.

Civil litigation

Yaa Dankwa is an experienced civil practitioner, having appeared successfully in several hearings whilst working at a national court advocacy service. She is highly adept in dealing with a wide range of civil and commercial cases, with an emphasis on the following:

Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Landlord & Tenant
Property Law
Transport & Regulatory Law
Contractual Disputes & Debt Claims
Consumer Credit

Yaa Dankwa is passionate about helping her clients find the best possible solutions to their family related problems and will often ‘go the extra mile’ to achieve this. She 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.

Yaa Dankwa is dual qualified and a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

Yaa Dankwa works in London and the South East but is willing to travel.

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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