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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DUTY OF AN ACCUSED PERSON RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI

CASE TITLE: UGWU v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49375(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division delivered on Friday 20th December 2013. The…

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SCOPE OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL HIGH COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

CASE TITLE: EFCC v. REINL (2020) LPELR-49387(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 26/1/2018. The brief…

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CAN THE SUPREME COURT ENTERTAIN AN APPEAL DIRECTLY FROM THE DECISION OF THE HIGH COURT?

CASE TITLE: AYOADE v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49379(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Robbery. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the…

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW FOR A CRIMINAL BREACH OF TRUST TO OCCUR

CASE TITLE: KURE v. COP (2020) LPELR-49378(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.  FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna. The Appellant a “veterinarian”…

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An In-depth Analysis of The Finance Act, 2019

This is an introductory article of The Solicitor’s Review; a quarterly e-magazine for legal professionals. Your comments are highly welcome. The Finance Bill, 2019 is an Executive Bill presented alongside the Appropriation Bill, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on 14th October 2019. It was passed into law…

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LATEST NIGERIAN LAWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The National Assembly and agencies in Nigeria constantly make laws and regulations to help in the building of the country and management of the people. Below are some of the new laws from 2019 that we think you should know. Finance Bill This is another law that every Nigerian should be informed about. The law…

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CAN A COMPLETELY CONSTITUTED GIFT OF LAND MADE INTER VIVOS BY AN ANCESTOR WHO LET THE DONEE INTO POSSESSION BE REVOKED?

CASE TITLE: EKWEOGU & ORS v. ANYAMA & ORS (2020) LPELR-49292(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOR/46/99 delivered on 24th September 2013 by…

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SHOULD THE GRANT OF AN APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF A WRIT ONLY BE MADE EXPARTE?

CASE TITLE: OKPARA v. ANOZIE & ORS (2020) LPELR-49296(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOW/98/2007, delivered on 11th March 2013, by Hon….

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