School of Law

Dr Nuhu Yidana

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School of Law Lecturer in Law School of Law LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law Convenor (T2) School of Law First Year Tutor (T1)
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Nuhu joined the School of Law, SOAS University of London from the Tamale Technical University where he was a Senior Lecturer after previously serving as a Lecturer, Assistant  Lecturer and Instructor. Nuhu’s teaching of law since 2009 covered areas such as Contract Law, Commercial Law and Torts Law at the Tamale Technical University. He had also worked as a Sessional Lecturer in Contract Law at the University of Hull. Other Universities where he 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 of England and Wales from Leeds Beckett University, a BA in Law and Sociology and a Commonwealth Executive MBA, both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Nuhu’s expertise and research interest lie in Consumer Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law and Comparative Law. He is currently working on a book manuscript on comparative law on product quality, partly based on his doctoral research.

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Conference presentations (unpublished)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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