Britain can lead lawtech revolution, says minister

Britain has an opportunity to be a global leader in new technologies transforming legal business and access to justice – but should beware of complacency, the minister for legal services said last night. ‘There is a lawtech revolution happening all over the world and I want to make sure the UK not only keeps pace with it but leads it,’ Lord Keen of Elie (Richard Keen QC) told an event to launch the latest ‘lawtech incubator’. However Keen warned ‘We cannot afford to be complacent’, pointing to competing initiatives in Canada and Singapore.  Continue reading Britain can lead lawtech revolution, says minister

Teach Judges to be techies, says Vos

Lawyers and judges will need training in technology if they are to resolve business disputes in the 21st century, according to a High Court head of division. In the latest in a series of wake-up calls on the challenges and opportunities created by artificial intelligence and blockchain distributed ledger technology, Sir Geoffrey Vos, chancellor of the High Court said it is ‘remarkable’ that legal basic training has changed little in the 45 years since he began reading law at university. Continue reading Teach Judges to be techies, says Vos

Appeal can be heard notwithstanding incomplete record of appeal.

ATOSHI & ORS v. AGBU & ORS (2018) LPELR-44477(CA)

PRACTICE AREA: APPEAL

INTRODUCTION:

It is the law that, appeals are heard and determined on the record of appeal which has been settled by the parties. However, the Court of Appeal Per OMOLEYE, J.C.A. while delivering the lead Ruling in ATOSHI & ORS v. AGBU & ORS (2018) LPELR-44477(CA) held that ‘…depending on the circumstances of each matter, where in an appeal there is incomplete record or part of the record is missing, the appellate Court has any of the following three options to take viz: a) Continue reading Appeal can be heard notwithstanding incomplete record of appeal.

NBA Calabar Law week: Migrating from crude oil dependency to an Agro/Industrialised economy as a way out of depression- Paul Usoro SAN

Courtroom Mail has obtained the trending paper delivered by Mr Paul Usoro SAN at the law week of Nigerian Bar Association- calabar branch today.

The paper which borders on diversification into agriculture gave an interesting slant into the need and how Nigeria  can diversify its economy beyond oil.

Below is the paper in full

Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, a nation with well over 182 million inhabitants which makes it the most populous black nation in the world. Continue reading NBA Calabar Law week: Migrating from crude oil dependency to an Agro/Industrialised economy as a way out of depression- Paul Usoro SAN

REFLECTIONS: Institutional reforms for the NBA (1) – PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb

I believe that the NBA, at the national level, is in need of urgent and far-reaching reforms if it must retain its relevance not only in the larger society but even to its members.  These reforms will, at the minimum, achieve four significant and immediate goals, to wit, (a) enhance efficiency in the operations of the Association; (b) engender confidence and trust amongst its members (or, as some would say, win back the confidence and trust of members who are disengaged); (c) transform the NBA into a sustainable institution; and (d) increase the moral equity of the NBA to enable it effectively influence required reforms in the justice subsector and remain a respected watchdog of the society. Continue reading REFLECTIONS: Institutional reforms for the NBA (1) – PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb

NERC moves against court injunction, grants 9.5mw licence to Ariaria Market

NIGERIAN Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has granted a 9.5 megawatts embedded electricity generation licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited and an Independent Electricity Distribution Licence to distribute same within Ariaria Market to Ariaria Independent Energy Distribution Network Limited . Continue reading NERC moves against court injunction, grants 9.5mw licence to Ariaria Market