ANNOUNCING ‘LAW PRACTICE AS A BUSINESS’, A NEW BOOK ON THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY IN LEGAL PRACTICE
Background In the early years when I joined the legal profession, I was privileged to listen to conversations around the idea of seeing Law Practice not only as a profession but as a business as well. As years roll by, the conversation has become one of the most interesting issues within the legal industry. ExperiencedMarch 25, 2023
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A QUINTESSENTIAL BAR MAN, TOBENNA EROJIWKE
Birthdays present us with an opportunity to celebrate life and deliver warm wishes to our great friends, family and relatives. Today, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the birthday of a senior lawyer and brother, Mr. Tobenna Erojikwe (Partner at Law Crest LLP). As I spared some moments to recount the positive influence ofMarch 16, 2023
FCT VOTES AND THE CRITICAL POSER
Earlier in the year 2023, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, had written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking clarification regarding the seemingly ambiguous provisions of section 134 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). Section 134 (2)March 1, 2023
NAIRA REDESIGN: BUHARI PERFORMING EMERGENCY SURGERY IN A DARK ROOM
Background The recent Naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) appears to have become the most controversial policy of the Buhari-led administration. The controversy rears its head from within and without, and from different quarters. This is in view of the hardship occasioned by the implementation of the policy which has broughtFebruary 21, 2023
LAW FIRMS BEWARE: SENDING FIRM’S BANK DETAILS BY EMAIL IS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS
Africa’s largest law firm, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENS), has been held liable for cyber attack on its email leading to financial losses. The gist of the case as reported by Africa Legal was that a property buyer, Judith Hawarden, had deposited R5.5 million into what she believed was the firm’s trust account. ENS wasJanuary 20, 2023
COURT AWARDS A LAWYER N200M FOR BREACH OF HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS BY THE POLICE
The Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt Division, has awarded the sum of 200 Million Naira to a Nigerian lawyer, Owunari Samuel Taylor-Harry, against the Nigeria Police Force for the breach of his fundamental rights. O. S. Taylor-Harry had commenced a fundamental rights action in Suit No. PHC/2064/FHR/2022 against the Nigeria Police Force sued asJanuary 13, 2023
MY FORMER RECEPTIONIST WAS BETTER THAN PETER OBI IN DEGREE – RENO
In a tweet from his official Twitter handle, Reno Omokri unbelievably said: If we go by merit, Peter Obi is the least qualified candidate, with a second class in philosophy. My receptionist when I was in government has a better degree. Obi is not contesting to be President of Onitsha Market Traders Association. Aso RockJanuary 6, 2023
NIGERIANS SHOW LOVE TO A POLICE OFFICER INJURED BY A HIT AND RUN
Nigerians show love to a police officer injured by a hit and run at Ilubinrin inward Simpson, in Lagos. The information was disclosed by the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). [7: 30AM] #ThirdMainlandBridge #Accidentreport Report of a hit and run at Ilubinrin inward Simpson, this has led to aJanuary 5, 2023
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