Lawyer Profile

John Allan graduated from the University of Ghana with an honours degree in Geology & Chemistry in 1989 and worked in the Oil & Gas industry before pursuing a career in law in 2004. He was awarded an LLB degree in May 2004 by the University of Ghana and was subsequently entered into the Roll of lawyers and called to the Bar in the Republic of Ghana in 2006. He practiced civil and criminal law in Ghana, a country with a common law legal tradition similar to that of Canada.

Again, John was called to the Degree of Barrister-at-Law and admitted to practice at the Bar of Her Majesty's Courts in Ontario by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Accordingly, John was sworn in and enrolled as a solicitor of the Court of Appeal and of the Superior Court of Justice.

John has also be appointed to be a Notary Public for the Province of Ontario.

John has a wide range of experiences which he brings to bear on his legal practice. His knowledge of the common law and the various customary laws and practices of indigenous societies, particularly in Africa and the middle-east, influences his attitude and his relationship with clients, associates and officials, while being mindful of the North American culture.

John’s philosophy is premised on the notion that the client is not merely file, which must receive the attention equivalent to the financial weight that supports the file. Hence, the client's matter will, not only be handled with the needed competence and attention, but also the client will be managed with sensitivities, to facilitate communication and to assist in asserting all rights under the law.

Contract with Client-Client’s Charter:

Once you become a client, you can be assured of John's commitment to uphold your interests to the full extent possible, based on the disclosures you provide. It is important that you are truthful, candid and respectful. As a client, you will have the full benefit of all conceivable options known under the law including but are not limited to the following:

  • Tactfully negotiate and pursue resolution to prevent trial
  • Skillfully use the power of advocacy for successful defences and arguments in court
  • Professionally draft documents and correspondence with skill and prudence
  • Provide confidential representation through diligence, integrity and selflessness
  • Abide by all permissible client instructions and follow them to the letter
  • Promptly convey all material information and changes to the client to avoid surprises, contentions and suspicions
  • Justify the necessity for each process and outline all associated cost and foreseeable result


Degree of Barrister-at-Law, Law Society of Upper Canada

Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Certificate of Practice, Ghana School of Law

Post-Graduate Bachelor of Law Degree, University of Ghana

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Geology & Chemistry, University of Ghana

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