Solicitor banned after head-butt at youth rugby match

An experienced solicitor who head-butted a fellow parent during a children’s rugby match has been struck off the roll. Gavin Dowell, 52 this year, was convicted in June 2016 on indictment of wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm following the incident which left his victim with bone protruding through his nose and bleeding heavily. Continue reading Solicitor banned after head-butt at youth rugby match

Two things in J.E Usman’s Welfare proposal are exciting young lawyers

Many Lawyers consider the improvement of the welfare of lawyers as the most important duty of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) yet over the years it seem like the association has done little or nothing in that regard. As the NBA election comes closer,Usman  Joshua Enemali through his manifesto has given lawyers expectations that a good plan could be in place after all. Continue reading Two things in J.E Usman’s Welfare proposal are exciting young lawyers

Hon. Emmanuel Aguma was a quintessential gentleman -Paul Usoro

My family and I, express our commiseration with the wife and family of the late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Rivers State, Chief, Hon. Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma, SAN, the Port Harcourt Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, and the good people and the Government of Rivers State, on the sad demise of their illustrious Son. Continue reading Hon. Emmanuel Aguma was a quintessential gentleman -Paul Usoro

Upcoming Seminars of Commercial Law Development Services

1.      Drafting and Negotiating Real Estate Development Agreements

Date – August 22, 2018.

Venue – Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

Course Fee – N80,000

–     10% Discount for past participants (at CLDS programmes)

–     15% Discount for EarlyBirds (on or before Tuesday, August 7, 2018)

–     15% Discount for group registration (3 or more nominees from same organization/firm)

Please note: Only One category is applicable

  1. Loan Documentation & Strategies for Debt Recovery in   Nigeria

Date – September 5, 2018

Course Fee – N75,000

10% discount for early birds and group registrations of 3 or more participants from same organization

‘Commercial Law Development Services welcomes you to the 58th NBA Annual General Conference (Aug. 26th- 30th 2018). Meet us at the NBA Exhibition Stand @ the International Conference Centre, Garki, Abuja

For Enquiries, call, 08150620054, 08158390745

E-mail: info@clds-ng.com
  1. Understanding the legal Aspect of e- commerce in the digital space

Date – September 26, 2018

Course fee – N75,000

10% discount   –     Early birds

  • Group registrations of 3 or more participants from same organization
  • Past Participants

For registrations and nominations, please contact Uche on 08150620054, or email info@clds-ng.com

We look forward to your nominations and registrations.

 

Breaking News: Verification suspended until 8th of August-Election to hold on 19th and 20th

After an important meeting held today by the President of Nigerian Bar Association and the stakeholders in the forthcoming NBA Election,the President of NBA has released a statement obtained by Courtroom Mail  which states the  new details of the election as follows:

1.The NBA has instructed Crenet to suspend the verification process and introduce a simplified form to enable outstanding members verify easily.

2. Re-Opening of verification starts on Wednesday 8th of August 2018

3.Completion of Verification 11th August 2018

4. Reconciliation of Verification data by Crenet Saturady 11-Wednesday 15th of August 2018

5. Publication of final voters List THURSDAY 16TH August 2018

6. Transfer and Testing of voting platform Saturday 18th of August

7. NBA ELECTION:  Sunday 19th and Monday 20th

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ECNBA CHAIR RESIGNATION: Lawyers who believed the story are guilty for 4 reasons

The news of the resignation of the Chair of the Election Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) came to many Lawyers as a surprise. The story was further supported by a resignation letter purportedly written and signed by Prof Yadudu the Chair. Courtroom Mail investigations embarked on a swift voyage of discovery and found out that the news was fake. Continue reading ECNBA CHAIR RESIGNATION: Lawyers who believed the story are guilty for 4 reasons

Courtroom Mail Investigations: ECNBA Chair has not resigned

The news that broke out that the Chairman of Election Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association ECNBA has resigned is false. As at the time of filing this report,Courtroom Mail can confirm that Prof Yadudu is in a meeting with some stakeholders in the election delivering his responsibilities as the Chair of the committee and no letter of resignation has been tendered Continue reading Courtroom Mail Investigations: ECNBA Chair has not resigned

Effect of raising the defence of Accident

SGT. KALEJAIYE OLA v. THE STATE (2018) LPELR-44983(SC)

APPLICABLE AREA: Criminal Law and Procedure

PREAMBLE

An accident was defined by Karibi-Whyte, JSC (as he then was) as a “Result of an unwilled act, and means an event without the fault of the person alleged to have caused it.” It was also defined by Oputa JSC, (as he then was and of a blessed memory) as “…an event totally unexpected by the doer of the act and also not reasonably to be expected by any ordinary person, the reasonable man of the law. In other words, the test is both subjective from the stand point of the doer of the act, as well as objective from the stand point of the ordinary man of common prudence. The event should, to qualify as accidental, be a surprise both to the doer of the act that caused it and a surprising thing to all and sundry. An event is thus accidental. It is neither subjectively intended nor objectively foreseeable by the ordinary man of reasonable prudence.” Continue reading Effect of raising the defence of Accident

NBA Election verification: Many unanswered questions put the election in a muddy spotlight

Africa’s biggest bar association is going through one of its biggest challenges in 26 years with its seeming difficulty to effect a smooth transition of power.The past two weeks have been turbulent with allegations and counter allegations towards the credibility of the election which caused  the bar association to hurriedly employ another ICT partner to help with the process. Unfortunately, the  new state of affairs have brought more gloom, dissatisfaction and mistrust towards the process especially the process of verification. Continue reading NBA Election verification: Many unanswered questions put the election in a muddy spotlight