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Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

A personal injury sole practitioner has admitted paying unlawful referral fees for claims and running cases which clients had not authorised. Andrew Clinch, 37, handled dozens of personal injury claims where purported victims of road traffic accidents had either not signed the relevant forms or – in two examples – expressly said they did not wish to pursue compensation, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. Continue reading Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

A January 03, 2018 news-report published on www.ilorin.info (and some other news platforms)was captioned, “Firdaus/Law School saga: Kwara Speaker challenges Law School to end silence,” and reported that the “Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad had challenged the Nigeria Law School to respond to allegation of “unlawful discrimination regarding to the Firdaus Amasa’s case, noting that continuous silence beyond the next 30 days will have become unacceptable.” The Hon Speaker who is also said to be an Associate Professor of Law reportedly described the incident as “unwarranted and unfortunate,” and stated that when he (the speaker) was called to Bar in New York, he was dressed only in suit without the wig and gown and a few Muslim ladies wore their Hijab without let or hindrance. Continue reading My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

7 things that annoy Lawyers about Nollywood court scenes: Number 6 will make you laugh

The entertainment industry is make belief. Yes, we agree. But in making belief, it must comply with the customary standard of reality. Nollywood has grown remarkably but there are areas that they need to act on fast. Fortunately, these areas do not necessarily require funds to improve but just paying attention to details. If you are not producing a horror movie; human beings should at least walk on their feet not head. If it is not shrek Continue reading 7 things that annoy Lawyers about Nollywood court scenes: Number 6 will make you laugh

Afam Osigwe welcomes lawyers to 2018

Afam Osigwe, a senior Lawyer and Former Chairman of Abuja branch ofthe Nigerian Bar Association has written to lawyers in Nigeria wishing them a happy new year,in his message below he told lawyers that the only real limits on what they can be, do or have are the limits they place on themselves by their own thinking. Continue reading Afam Osigwe welcomes lawyers to 2018

Neighbours are fed up with ‘crazy’ lawyer’s nonstop screaming

A Brooklyn judge has ordered a divorce lawyer into a padded room.

The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around the clock — that her pad has to be soundproofed. Continue reading Neighbours are fed up with ‘crazy’ lawyer’s nonstop screaming

Re: “The Nigerian Bar Association: Leadership, Values and the Future”

In his recent article with the above title, Chidi Odinkalu, in continuation of his campaign against me founded ostensibly on the cash gifts that I gave to Honourable Justice James Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court (“NIC”), accuses me of professional misconduct, in the terms of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners, 2007 (“RPC”). His earlier allegations of bribery against me, having been effectively debunked by the factual rebuttal that was issued by my colleagues in Paul Usoro & Co (“PUC”), Odinkalu now purports to anchor his campaign against me on Rule 34 of the RPC which stipulates that

“a lawyer shall not do anything or conduct himself in such a way, as to give the impression, or allow the impression to be created, that his act or conduct is calculated to gain, or has the appearance of gaining special personal consideration or favor from a Judge” and claims that my gifts to Agbadu-Fishim J offend these Rules. Continue reading Re: “The Nigerian Bar Association: Leadership, Values and the Future”