School of Law, Gender and Media

Dr Nuhu Yidana

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School of Law, Gender and Media Lecturer in Law School of Law, Gender and Media LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law Convenor (T2) School of Law, Gender and Media First Year Tutor (T1)
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Dr. Nuhu Yidana is a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, SOAS University of London. Nuhu convenes and teaches Contract Law and Commercial Law in a Global Context. He also teaches on the Transnational law, finance, and technology at the postgraduate level. Nuhu is the Convenor of First Year Undergraduate students. He was also the Convenor of the LLM International Commercial and Economic Law for both terms 2 and 3 in the 2022/2023 academic year. Nuhu’s expertise and research interests lie in Consumer Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law and Comparative Law. Dr. Yidana supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in these areas.

Before joining SOAS University of London, Nuhu taught at the Tamale Technical University where he was a Senior Lecturer after previously serving as a Lecturer, Assistant Lecturer and Instructor. At the Tamale Technical University, Nuhu’s teaching of law since 2009 covered areas such as Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law and Torts Law. He had also worked as a Sessional Lecturer in Contract Law at the University of Hull. Other Universities where he convened and taught Commercial Law and Legal Environment of Business respectively as a part-time Lecturer include the University of Applied Management and Valley View University, both in Ghana.

Nuhu holds a PhD in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Hull, a Master of Laws (LLM) of England and Wales from Leeds Beckett University, a Commonwealth Executive MBA and a BA in Law and Sociology both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Nuhu is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the International Association of Consumer Law. He is currently the SOAS School of Law representative to the Society of Legal Scholars

Selected publications

  • Nuhu Yidana, ‘Sale in the ordinary course of business under Ghana law: Recent developments and lessons from the UK’ (2021) 42 (3) Business Law Review 136 -142. See on
  • Nuhu Yidana, ‘Enacting a Consumer Protection Law in Ghana: Possible lessons from the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015’ (2020), 6(4) Law Research Review Quarterly, 323-342
  • Nuhu Yidana, ‘The consumer in the midst of two distinct terms for the quality of goods in Ghana: Can the law be simplified?’ (2020), 94 Journal of Law, Policy and Globalisation, 168- 176. 

Opinion piece/blog

  • Consumer Protection in Ghana: Oversight, Enforcement and Recommendations (2021),
  • Commercial Law Research Network Nigeria (CLRNN) interview, see interview transcript.

Conference presentations (unpublished)

  • Consumer law on defective goods in Ghana: A radical reform proposal from a
    comparative discourse with England and Wales Law (9th to 10th Sept 2019): A paper
    presented at the Applied Research Conference of Technical Universities and
    Polytechnics in Ghana held at Ho Technical University, Ghana.
  • Consumer remedies for faulty goods in Ghana: Addressing the shortfalls of the law is long overdue (21st August 2019). A paper presented at the Tamale Technical University, Tamale, Ghana monthly research dissemination seminar.
  • Are the remedies for consumers who purchased faulty goods under the law in Ghana adequate? A comparative analysis (27th June 2019) - A paper presented at the North East Law Forum Conference organized by the Law Schools of Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
  • In search for effective enforcement of consumer remedies for faulty goods in Ghana: A comparative analysis of the redress mechanisms in Ghana and the UK (18 June 2019). A paper presented at the University of Leicester Law School, Postgraduate Legal Conference.
  • Protecting consumers in Ghana: A comparative analysis of consumer quality guarantees in Ghana and the UK (16th - 17th April 2018) - A paper presented at the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative law held at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Research interests

Current research examines:

Crisis and consumer protection in Africa; quality of goods (obligations, remedies, and redress in Ghana and the UK as influenced in EU law); the African Continental Free Trade Area and consumer contract law.


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