Courtroom mail is pleased to announce that registration for Justice Ayo Phillips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers competition is now open with the final stage coming up on the 10th of March. This Prize is sponsored by the former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayo Phillips Rtd and is open to all lawyers in Nigeria who are between 1-5 years post call. Registration/Participation is free. Continue reading Question 1- Registration is now Open for the 2018 Justice Ayo Phillips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers
The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, said it had arrested a fake lawyer who had been representing people at different magistrates’ courts in the state. The spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, told newsmen that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday at Ojo Magistrate’s Court while representing a client. Continue reading Police arrest a fake lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court in Lagos
There are indications that the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) may have erred in withdrawing the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from Lagos lawyer Ms. Oluwatoyin Bashorun, according to findings. Continue reading Did LPPC err in withdrawing SAN from Bashorun?
Section 30 of the Matrimonial Causes Act provides as a general rule that proceedings for a decree of dissolution of marriage shall not be instituted within two years after the date of the marriage except by leave of the court. Continue reading The Two year rule in Matrimonial Proceedings: Refreshing your memory on the exceptions-Anthony Atata
Courtroom mail has obtained a copy of a recent court judgement on a police brutality to lawyers.
The applicant in suit number HIM/M112/2016 in the High cour of Anambra State, is a legal practitioner named Ifeanyi Nkem who represented a client in a case of enforcement of human rights . Continue reading Police brutality on lawyers-How a lawyer got a Judgement against the Nigerian Police
In an official communication dated the 27th of January 2018 obtained by Courtroom Mail,the Onitsha branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has released an official report on the incident which involved police brutality against a lawyer Chiamaka Nwangwu who went to do her job at the police station. Continue reading Police brutality on Lawyer-Onitsha NBA releases official report
The branch meeting of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Onitsha ended today with the main issue for discussion being the horrible experience of Chiamaka Nwangwu in the hands of the police. Continue reading Torture of female Lawyer by Police-NBA Onitsha sets up a committee to implement action
The Abia House of Assembly on Friday suspended the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, for alleged acts of tyranny and gross misconduct.
The suspension followed a petition presented on the floor of the house on matter of urgent public importance by the member representing Ukwa West Constituency, Mr Mezie Nwubani. The petition was dated Jan. 22 and captioned “Justice Theresa Uzokwe’s unending acts of tyranny, infamy, gross Continue reading Breaking: Abia Assembly suspends CJ for alleged tyranny
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday, received the remains of ex-CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Justice Musdapher died in a hospital in London in the early hours of Tuesday. The CJN, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Awassam Bassey, arrived the airport at 4.30am and met with the family of the deceased at 5.45am. Justice Onnoghen was said to have delivered a condolence message on behalf of himself, his family and the Nigerian Judiciary to the late jurist’s family and the people of Kano State. Continue reading Justice Onnoghen receives remains of ex-CJN, Musdapher
The torture and detention of a female lawyer in Onitsha Anambra State who went to secure the bail of a client is unsettling the legal community in Nigeria this moment.
Chiamaka Nwangwu, a lawyer based in Onitsha, Anambra State,East of the Niger has also claimed that the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch has conceded and supported the Police during the bail negotiation to force her into writing an apology letter to the same people that abused her.
Courtroom mail put a call across to Ikenna Chibuzor,the Chairman of Onitsha branch and he informed Courtroom mail that he was not present when the so called apology letter was written.According to him,he negotiated her bail and left and the news that an apology letter was written comes as a surprise to him.He said he will not comment further on the incident until after the branch meeting on Friday 26th of January. Continue reading Nigerian Police torture a female Lawyer in her line of duty-NBA Chair denies complicity