Arbitration society tasks members on professionalism
The Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators (SCIArb) has enjoined its fellows to live up to expectation and show good examples to younger members. The president and chairman of the Society, Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN) made the charge in Lagos recently, following the induction of 11 new fellows into its College of Fellows. Represented by its…
Group urges lawyers to exercise regularly
The Surulere Lawyers Forum has called on legal practitioners to embark on regular exercises, as well as medical checkups to ascertain their state of health. The group warned that a physically sound lawyer will be able to perform his or her duties better if health related issues are taken seriously. The association…
Firm charges government to invest in the judiciary
The Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) has called on the government at all level to invest more in the judiciary as a crucial third arm of government as to strengthen the rule of law, governance and democratic process. PWAN made the charge in its recommendations while presenting its “Findings of Case Monitoring in Lagos State.”…
Firm pledges to boost digitalisation of legal practice in Nigeria
Prince Joel and Associates, an indigenous law firm has pledged to boost the digitalisation of legal practice in Nigeria. According to the managing partner Prince William-Joel, the aim is to integrate digital technologies into law services to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the general public on legal issues in a less stressful fast and…
Every lawyer is a potential leader
We thank God Almighty for sparing our lives to witness these Call to Bar Ceremonies. I have the pleasure of welcoming you all to this unique occasion, which marks the formal admission of the new wigs into the legal profession in Nigeria. I felicitate with you (the new wigs) for the successful completion of your…
No man shall be vexed twice for one and the same cause on the same issue
JEGU v. CHIN (2018) LPELR-45891 (CA) In the Court of Appeal In the Makurdi Judicial Division Holden at Makurdi ON THURSDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018 Suit No: CA/MK/14/2014 Before Their Lordships: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, JCA ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, JCA JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, JCA Between DANIEL UTILE JEGU (Suing for himself and as representative of ORFEGA -…
Emmanuel Dike:‘Notion that it is not easy to enforce arbitral award
Construction law deals with built environment basically. By built environment we mean building construction, road construction and civil works generally; be it engineering or core construction works.
Stakeholders advocate paradigm shifts in legal practice
Speaking at a Colloquium to mark the 25th anniversary of Kenna Partners, a Lagos-based multi-service law firm, they noted the slide in the legal practice and called for a swift shift to allow for innovations that would guarantee the development of the nation’s business...
Agbakoba criticizes presidential policy documents for lacking judicial reform
The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a member of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has lamented that 2019 policy documents of the leading presidential candidates are silent on legal and judicial reform.
Lawyers, judges seek justice administration solution
Worried by the inherent problems in the judicial system, stakeholders are mooting the idea of a split between justice sector administration and court administration.
Creation of three new bodies boosts arbitration growth in Africa
Africa's economic growth is picking up pace and is expected to reach 6.3 per cent in East Africa and 3.4 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year.
Once a candidate wins primary election, he acquires a vested interest even if his name is not published by INEC
The appellant, a member of the 2nd respondent, contested the 2nd respondent's primary election held on 2/12/2014, for the nomination of its candidate for the Benue State House of Assembly election scheduled for 2015.