It was a gathering of Legal Practitioners, Real Estate Practitioners, Government Officials, business moguls and gentlemen of the press as Dr. Prince Onwenieke Williams-Joel and his legal team opened a new branch office at Owerri (Prince Joel & Associates) (Onwenieke Chambers) situate at Plot C/R 18, Area UA, New Owerri, Off Magnisum roundabout, Hospital Junction near the New Imo State High Court on the 2nd day of November, 2021.
At the event that happened at the premise of the newly opened office, the Senior Partner of the firm, Dr. Prince O. Williams-Joel narrated how they started private law practice in Lagos and the vision to expand across Nigeria which prompted the firm’s decision to open a Owerri branch. Dr. Joel continued that the need to open a branch in Owerri was as a result of the integration of the commercial law practice in the eastern part of the country.
He said, “Our practice is well known in the real estate industry. We are offering legal support and retainer to a host of real estate companies in Lagos and we have done that over the years. Our clients can attest to our competency and curriculum over the years. We are happy and doing well in Lagos. However, in the recent times, most of our clients are moving to the eastern part of the country because the commercial law practice is fast growing. So, we took the initiative of institutionalizing here to ensure proximity and our availability to attend to all their legal needs.”
Mr Austin Nwankwo, the acting head of chambers in his welcome speech said that the law firm is opened for business immediately and the focus will be on commercial law practice Real Estate and infrastructure, Corporate Immigration services, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), civil and criminal litigations among other legal services.
The chairman of the occasion His Royal Highness Ray Fintan (a traditional Prime Minister and Senator of Junior Chambers International) also congratulated Dr. Joel and charged him and his team to continue the good works and ensure compliance with professional regulations for lawyers in Nigeria.