NIGERIA’S BEST KEPT LEGAL SECRETS SERIES – SECRET ONE PT 2

BEYOND CASE LAWS: NAVIGATE THE MAZE OF LEGAL PRACTICE BY STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”  – Isaac Newton In the last publication of this series, I attempted to establish for us the need to take our reading seriously. I will…

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THE DUST IS NOT SETTLED: ANALYSIS OF THE BURDEN OF PROOF ON DEFENDANTS IN CRIMINAL CASES

It is the humble opinion of this author, supported by judicial authority, that the burden of proof on the defendant is discharged on the reasonable probability of the existence of the fact to be proved and is established where there is sufficient evidence to show reasonable doubt in the case of the prosecution.

REFLECTIONS, Volume 3, March 22nd – 25th 2021

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF LEGAL & TECH EVENTS GLOBALLY | Volume 4, March 22nd – 25th 2021 THIS IS REFLECTIONS, our weekly roundup of events in the legal and technology sector, covering various topics and interesting learning points for today’s professional. If you couldn’t make an event, don’t worry, we probably made it and have…

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REFLECTIONS, Volume 2, March 12th – 18th 2021

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF LEGAL & TECH EVENTS GLOBALLY | Volume 3, March 12th – 18th 2021 THIS IS REFLECTIONS, our weekly roundup of events in the legal and technology sector, covering various topics and interesting learning points for today’s professional. If you couldn’t make an event, don’t worry, we probably made it and have…

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REFLECTIONS, Volume 1, February 26th – 4th March, 2021

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF LEGAL & TECH EVENTS GLOBALLY | Volume 1, February 26th – 4th March, 2021 Welcome to REFLECTIONS our weekly roundup of events in the legal and technology sector, covering various topics and interesting learning points for today’s professional. If you couldn’t make an event, don’t worry, we probably made it and…

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DISCURSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INNOVATIONS IN THE 2020 FINANCE ACT

On the 31st of December 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR assented to the then 2020 Finance Bill (now Finance Act 2020). The new Act, which has 1st January 2021 as its commencement date introduces sweeping changes to the tax regime in the country with its over 80 amendments cutting across 14 Subsisting Laws. Significantly, the Act provides amendments…

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW POLICE ACT, 2020

The Nigeria Police Force (Establishment) Act, 2020 (‘the new Act’) which came into force on the 17th of September 2020, repealed the Police Act of 2004. The general objective of the new Act is to provide an effective police service that is based on the principles of accountability and transparency, protection of human rights, and…

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Silver Linings: Looking Beyond Today’s Global Pandemic

Without visa and with total disregard for political alliance, social class, colour, race and all known classifications; Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been on a world tour. From Asia to Europe to Africa and all the continents of the world, the virus has roamed free! Only a few countries are yet to feel the impact of…

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Tips to Prepare Your Law Firm for Remote Work

Given the World Health Organisation’s announcement last Wednesday that the coronavirus has officially reached ‘pandemic’ status, it has become imperative for us as professionals to begin to consider the possibility of having to work from home in the coming days. Although it may be unusual for some of us, it is not completely alien to…

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