Category: Law & Practice

  • ADDUCING EVIDENCE OF PREVIOUS CONVICTION IN LAW

    ADDUCING EVIDENCE OF PREVIOUS CONVICTION IN LAW

    The administration of matters whether civil or criminal by the court of law is an important duty of the judiciary being the third arm of government in any jurisdiction worldwide. The court is called upon to dispense justice according to evidence adduced before it by litigants; it is value of ...
  • INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATIONS

    INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATIONS

    The legal term ‘interlocutory’ can refer to an order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause of action, used to provide a temporary or provisional decision on an issue before a law court. Generally, interlocutory ...
  • THE ARREST OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS IN NIGERIA BY THE DIRECTORATE OF STATE SECURITY: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED

    THE ARREST OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS IN NIGERIA BY THE DIRECTORATE OF STATE SECURITY: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED

    In most democratic societies of the world today, there are different machineries of government that have been put in place to help govern the society in order to ensure that chaos is averted within the state. These machineries of governance have been equally shared between the three arms of ...
  • A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA’S ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015

    A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA’S ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015

    The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (ACJA) is unmistakably one of the most topical laws in Nigeria presently and it is without doubt due to its wide applicability and revolutionary nature. The law is useful to both lawyers and non-lawyers. It seeks to revise our criminal law and the ...
  • SECURING THE ATTENDANCE OF ACCUSED PERSONS: THE LAW AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

    SECURING THE ATTENDANCE OF ACCUSED PERSONS: THE LAW AND PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

    When allegations or complaints are made against accused persons, they must attend court to answer those charges brought against them. This is what is known in law as “attendance”. The attendance of an accused person in court is ensured by the issue of summons to the individual, which may be ...
  • PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE IN NIGERIA

    PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE IN NIGERIA

    Pre-trial conference is a case-management mechanism that enables the pre-trial judge to assume adequate control over the proceedings preparatory to trial. This procedure is now available in the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of various States in Nigeria. For easy and proper understanding of ...
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE PRACTICE OF ARBITRATION

    DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE PRACTICE OF ARBITRATION

    In the world of human interactions and commercial transactions, disputes generally arise as a result of disagreements between the parties involved. When these disputes arise, the need to resolve them as quickly as possible often arises and the common method employed by disputants is litigation ...
  • THE DISCIPLINE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS

    THE DISCIPLINE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS

    A judicial officer or generally speaking, a Justice or Judge of any of our exalted courts, occupies a very unique and sacred position in the society. Occupying this position means that a high level of integrity, honesty and accountability is expected from judicial officers since they literally ...
  • ADVERTISEMENT AND IMPROPER ATTRACTION OF BUSINESS BY NIGERIAN LAWYERS

    ADVERTISEMENT AND IMPROPER ATTRACTION OF BUSINESS BY NIGERIAN LAWYERS

    Advertisement is a notice or display advertising a thing or something whilst solicitation is to accost someone and offer one’s services. In the past, advertising by lawyers was absolutely prohibited. However now, advertising is allowed but subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) 2007 ...
  • BILLING AND PROFESSIONAL FEES BY LAWYERS UNDER NIGERIAN LAW

    BILLING AND PROFESSIONAL FEES BY LAWYERS UNDER NIGERIAN LAW

    A legal practitioner under the various land instrument preparation laws and also under the Legal Practitioners Act, 1975, has exclusive right to prepare documents dealing with transfer of interest in land in Nigeria and it is a punishable offence under the laws and Act for a person other than a ...