100 Law Books Available For Your Law Library

100 Law Books Available For Your Law Library

List of Law Books Available On The Legalnaija Online Bookstore

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Every successful lawyer has a rich and up to date law library; it’s one of the requirements for success, whether you are in private or in-house practice. Below, we have a provided a list of over 100 books you can add to your library, all specially curated from diverse areas of practice and are available on the legalnaija bookstore for delivery to you anywhere in and out of Nigeria.

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Here is the list;

  1. A – Z Of Sports Law by OlisaAgbakoba Legal  (₦2,500)
  2. A Force of Justice (A collection of law articles published in honour of Hon. Justice Oguntade JSC Rtd)(₦25,000)
  3. A Hand Book Of Criminal Law And Procedure Through Cases (Hard Cover) ₦10000
  4. ADR and Arbitration In Nigeria by Abdulsalam O. Ajetunmobi (N4500)
  5. ADR Proceedings (N3000)
  6. Aviation Law An Practice In Nigeria by Ugo Ezeugwa (N17,500)
  7. Babalola’s Law Dictionary Of Judicially Defined Words And Phrases (2nd Edition)(₦5,000)
  8. Bhadmus on Corporate Law (N7000)
  9. Business Law And Practice 1 (N8,500)
  10. Business Law And Practice 2 (N8,500)
  11. Casebook On Data Protection (₦20,000)
  12. Casebook On Human Rights Litigation In Nigeria (₦20,000)
  13. Cases & Materials On Nigerian Legal System (N8,000)
  14. Civil and Criminal Litigation In Nigeria (N10,000)
  15. Civil Litigation In Nigeria (N10,000)
  16. Commercial Law And Practice by Eni Eja Alobo (₦10000)
  17. Company Law And Practice In Nigeria (N13,500)
  18. Compendium Of Consumer Protection Law In Nigeria (N13,500)
  19. Competition Law, Local Content, and Capital Market (₦6000)
  20. Contemporary Issues In Nigerian Constitutional Law (₦8000)
  21. Corporate Finance and Investment by Joseph Ezenwa (N5500)
  22. Corporate Governance by Richard Adepeju& Felix OjemhedeAkahome (₦5500).
  23. Court Of Appeal Rules 2021 (N3500).
  24. Criminal Evidence in Nigeria (N9000)
  25. Criminal Litigation In Nigeria (3rd Edition) by Afolayan (N10,000)
  26. Customary Land Law In Nigeria (N12,500)
  27. Dark Hearts (Hard Cover)(₦4,500)
  28. Debt Recovery In Nigeria by Emeka Odikpo (₦4000)
  29. Electoral Act 2022 (₦3000)
  30. Entertainment Law In Nigeria by Michael Dugeri (₦25000)
  31. Essays on Nigerian Electricity Law (N5500)
  32. Family Law And Succession In Nigeria (N8000)
  33. Hints On Land Documentation And Litigation In Nigeria (Paperback) by LayiBabatunde SAN (N9000)
  34. Hire Purchase And Sales Of Goods Act (N3500).
  35. Human Rights Legal Protection of Children in Nigeria by Yinka Olomojobi (N13,000)
  36. Human Rights And Civil Liberties In Nigeria (N5500)
  37. Human Rights Litigation In Nigeria: Law, Practice And Procedure by Frank Agbedo (₦8,000)
  38. Human Rights On Gender, Sex And The Law In Nigeria (N7500).\
  39. Impeaching Witness Credit In Nigeria (₦6000)
  40. Information & Communications Technology Law in Nigeria (N5000)
  41. Insurance Law In Nigeria (N5500)
  42. International Arbitration Law And Practice: The Practitioners Perspective by Tolu Aderemi (₦10,000).
  43. Interlocutory Applications (Trial And Appellate Practice) (₦8000)
  44. Internal Security, Criminal Justice And The Police (₦12000)
  45. Introduction To Nigerian Labour Law (N8500)
  46. Islamic Law of Evidence by Hanafi A. Hammed (N5000)
  47. Journal Of Current Law And Arbitration Practice (Vol 1, No.1)(₦5,000)
  48. Journal Of Current Law And Arbitration Practice (Vol 1, No.2)(₦5,000)
  49. Journal Of Current Law And Arbitration Practice (Vol 2, No.1)(₦5,000)
  50. Journal Of Current Law And Arbitration Practice (Vol 2, No.2)(₦5,000)
  51. Jurisprudence And Legal Theory (N6500)
  52. Law For The Layman(₦3,000)
  53. Law of Evidence in Nigeria (N8500)
  54. Law In Practice In Nigeria (N7000)
  55. Law of Armed Conflict: Principles and Concepts by Hagler Okorie (N5000)
  56. Law Of Contract (N6500)
  57. Law Of Tort (N7500)
  58. Legal Research And Writing In Nigeria by Adewale Taiwo (N4500)
  59. Legal Rights And Obligations Under Nigerian Laws (Hard cover) (₦3000)
  60. Legal Rights And Obligations Under Nigerian Laws (Ebook) (₦1500)
  61. LISTENEVERYHOW – How Negotiations Work by JemideAyuli (₦9800)
  62. Mass Media Law by Ese Malami (N5500)
  63. Metamorphosis; Tales By A Lawyer Girl by AdeolaOsifeko (₦2800)
  64. Modern Approach To Intellectual Property Laws In Nigeria (N8,500)
  65. Money Laundering Act 2022 (N3000)
  66. New Developments In Law And Practice In Nigeria(Essays In Honour Of Dele Adesina SAN) (₦20,000)
  67. Nigerian Conservation Law And International Environmental Treaties by Amari Omaka (₦9000)
  68. Nigerian Energy Resources Law And Practice by Yemi Oke (₦10,500) – Unavailable.
  69. Nigerian Petroleum, Energy and Gas Resources Law by Olusola Joshua Olujobi (N20,000)
  70. Nigerian Tax Law And Administration (₦7000)
  71. Overturned Criminal Convictions In Nigeria (₦8000)
  72. Practical Approach To Chieftaincy Matters In Nigeria (N7500)
  73. Practical Approach To Effective Cross Examination (N6500)
  74. Principles & Practice Of Law Of Contract In Nigeria (N6000)
  75. Principles And Practice Of Plea Bargain (₦10000)
  76. Principles Of Formulation And Classification Of Grounds Of Appeal (N6500).
  77. Practical Approach To Civil And Criminal Liigation In Nigeria by A.O. Oluwadayisi, O.S. Akinwumi& A.F. OLorunyomi (N9500)
  78. Principles Of Bail In Nigeria by EkeminiUdim (₦5500)
  79. Principles Of Formulation And Classification Of Grounds Of Appeal (₦6500).
  80. Principles Of Clinical Ethics And Their Legal Dimensions In Nigeria (Paper Back) by Prof. ShimaGyoh and LayiBabatunde SAN ₦5000
  81. Privacy And Data Protection In Nigeria by Olumide Babalola (₦10,000)
  82. Probate And Letters Of Administration Made Easy (₦5500)
  83. Property Law Practice In Nigeria (N7000)
  84. Public Health Law and Policy in Nigeria by Simon Uchenna Ortuanya (N13,000)
  85. Questions And Answers by Oluwadayisi (N8000)
  86. Rights Of Suspects And Accused Persons Under Nigerian Criminal Law(₦6000).
  87. E.T Guide On Entertainment Law (N4000)
  88. Sexual Harassment And The Law (N2500)
  89. Social Media For Lawyers by Adedunmade Onibokun (Hard Cover) (₦3000).
  90. Social Media For Lawyers by Adedunmade Onibokun (Ebook) (₦1500).
  91. Studying And Practicing Law In Nigeria (N4,500)
  92. Tax Laws in Nigeria 2022 (N9000)
  93. The Business of Running Your Business (N5000)
  94. The Employment Law Handbook by Jamiu Akolade(₦15000)
  95. The Law Of Affidavit Evidence (₦9500)
  96. The Law Of Evidence In Nigeria (N9500)
  97. The Lawyer’s Companion – Paper Back by LayiBabatunde SAN (₦15000)
  98. The Nigerian Land Law (N5500)
  99. The Nigerian Legal Method by Ese Malemi (₦5000)
  100. Tourism, Travels, Entertainment And Hospitality Law by Olufemi Abifarin (₦3500)
  101. Trial within Trial In Criminal Proceedings by Ekemini Udim (N5500)
  102. The Nigerian Electricity Market; Understanding The Transactional, Legal & Policy Issues by Dr. Ayodele Oni (₦35,000)\
  103. Understanding Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Transactions and the Nigerian Market by Dr. Ayodele Oni (₦50,000).
  104. Understanding Equitable Principles And The Law Of Torts (N9000).
  105. White Book (₦165,000).

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Developing Sector Expertise Will Reduce Challenges To Arbitral Awards- Tolu Aderemi

Developing Sector Expertise Will Reduce Challenges To Arbitral Awards- Tolu Aderemi

The Chairman of the International Law Association, Arbitration Committee, Mr. Tolu Aderemi, has charged international arbitrators to develop sector-focused expertise. Aderemi made this charge in London on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 during the public presentation of the book, The Palgrave Handbook of Arbitration in the African Energy and Mining Sectors, co- edited by the Professor Damilola Olawuyi, SAN and Dr Victoria Nalule, at the Parliament Chamber, Middle Temple Hall, United Kingdom.

Aderemi, who also authored a chapter in the Handbook on the Recognition and Enforcement of Energy Arbitration Awards, decried the spate of challenges to energy arbitral Awards. According to him, the somewhat lack of understanding or the appreciation of the technicalities of energy disputes are often reflected in the quality of submissions made by Counsel in their pleadings and the arbitral Award rendered by the Tribunal.

Aderemi, who is also a Partner with the firm of Perchstone & Graeys LP, stressed that basic knowledge of practice and procedure of Arbitration has become obviously insufficient to sit over energy-related disputes. He therefore encouraged energy arbitration practitioners to seek technical support either from local sector players or foreign counterparts; particularly at a time when the world is transitioning to a low carbon era in line with the net-zero carbon emission commitment by year 2050.

On his part, the co- editor of the Handbook, Professor Damilola Olawuyi, SAN, noted that the publication of the Handbook has become imperative in view of increasing use of ADR as an alternative mechanism for dispute resolution across the Continent. He emphasized that it is a Handbook which will be periodically reviewed to standardize its content.

On his part, the Chairman of the occasion, Kenyan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Manoah Esipisu lauded the initiative and emphasized the need for capacity building, particularly in areas of renewable energy and water law. The Ambassador stated that the aggressive development of the Kenyan energy market and also chronicled the increasing strides of the Kenyan government to develop the Kenyan energy market.

The Managing Partner of the Host firm, McNair International, Prof Qureshi, KC, welcomed the publication of the Handbook as one of their products and hopes that its rich content will become useful for cross- border deals.

International arbitration has become one of the veritable tools for resolving high- valued commercial disputes and has been adjudged to be one of the most efficient mechanisms for dispute resolution in the energy sector. According to it’s Users, arbitration is effective, efficient and fosters Continuous business relationships between parties. In recent times, Lawyers with minimal training in arbitration may have indirectly imported the traditional practice of technicalities which occasion delays in the Court into arbitration.

This has seen arbitration references spanning periods between 6-48months before conclusion. Users have condemned this trend as it makes the use of Arbitration less fashionable and attractive for the very purpose for which it was conceptualized- quick and effective dispute resolution mechanism. Nigeria has been in the forefront of advocating the use of Arbitration for resolving commercial disputes thereby strengthening its laws and Rules.

Presently, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Laws of Federation, 2004 is currently being amended and awaiting Nigeria’s outgoing President Muhammad Buhari, to accent it before the lapse of his tenure.

Meet The Faculty: Mrs. Folashade Alli

Meet The Faculty: Mrs. Folashade Alli

Folashade Alli is a Partner at Folashade Alli & Associates, and brings over 30 years breadth and depth of experience to significant commercial projects and strategic transactions. She has a skill for solving complex legal problems and her expertise makes her an exceptional lawyer with strong business acumen. A Chartered Arbitrator, Folashade Alli is recognized as one of the leading arbitrators in Nigeria with over 35 years’ experience cutting across Commercial legal practice and International Arbitration. Mrs Alli is a member of several local and international Institutions include;

  • Member ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Member of the ICC Task Force on Corruption in International Arbitration
  • Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Legal Practice Professional Ethics Committee
  • Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law Committee on International

Trade Law

  • Executive Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK (Nigeria Branch)
  • Member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UK
  • Treasurer of the Nigeria Bar Association, Section on Legal Practice

Boards:

  • Governing Council of Afe Babalola University
  • Board of Governors, Day Waterman College, Ogun State
  • Board of Trustees, United Way Greater Nigeria (UWGN)
  • Board of Directors, AIFA Reading Society

 

Details of the Training:

Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

Physical registration:

Fee: 70,000 Naira

Early Bird: 60,000 Naira (ends 15th May, 2023)

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Reg link: https://linktr.ee/Lawlexis

 

Virtual Session (ZOOM)

Early Bird: 40,000 (ends 15th May, 2023)

Regular Fee: 50,000

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3KEW99c

 

Bank Transfer Details;

Name: Lawlexis International

Bank: Fidelity Bank

Acct Num: 4011176564

Registration fee covers lecture materials, and Certification. Participants also get 10 ICLE Points for participation.

Meet The Faculty: Bukola Iji

Meet The Faculty: Bukola Iji

Bukola is a Partner at S. P. A. Ajibade & Co and is currently the departmental head for Capital Markets. She has comprehensive knowledge of IPOs, rights issues and other capital raising exercises. She advises on legal issues arising under the Investment and Securities Act, the Rules and Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Pension Reform Act, the Banks and Other Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act, the Supervisions Circulars & Guidelines of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Listing Rules of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

’Bukola also advises on corporate structuring and restructuring, including joint venture agreements, equity incentive plans, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions. She recently led a team that provided services to a private equity fund by conducting compliance and governance due diligence (in line with the World Bank ESG Toolkit) on two investee companies; an online travel company and an agro chemical/crop yield advancement and production company. She has also acted as Company Secretary for an insurance company and in that capacity was in-house counsel with responsibility for the re-capitalization and subsequent merger of the company with another insurance company.

Details of the Training:

Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

Physical registration:

Fee: 70,000 Naira

Early Bird: 60,000 Naira (ends 15th May, 2023)

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Reg link: https://linktr.ee/Lawlexis

 

Virtual Session (ZOOM)

Early Bird: 40,000 (ends 15th May, 2023)

Regular Fee: 50,000

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3KEW99c

 

Bank Transfer Details;

Name: Lawlexis International

Bank: Fidelity Bank

Acct Num: 4011176564

Registration fee covers lecture materials, and Certification. Participants also get 10 ICLE Points for participation.

Meet The Faculty: Dr. Ayodele Oni

Meet The Faculty: Dr. Ayodele Oni

Dr. Ayodele Oni is a Partner at Bloomfield LP and continues to provide excellent and commercially savvy legal solutions, in connection with electricity, oil & gas projects, financing, acquisitions and restructuring. He has a knack for creating ingenious and effective strategies to ensure the success of transactions he is involved in. Ayodele is also an active leading voice and thought leader in the development of many transformative policy changes in Nigeria, especially in the energy (oil, gas and electric power) sector. Specifically, he has played key roles in developing template documents, rules and regulations, used in the natural gas and electric power sectors.

Ayodele has also been recognized as being “in a league of his own” by the internationally renowned directory, Who’s Who Legal and has also been ranked amongst the World’s leading lawyers in the Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Ayodele has been actively involved in several oil and gas transactions, including the Shell divestment deals and Chevron’s divestment of interests in a number of oil mining leases. He has also advised and continues to advise on a number of marginal fields transactions (including the year 2020 marginal fields bid round) and several oil and gas acquisition, divestment and financing transactions. 

Ayodele was part of the team that provided legal advisory to the Bureau of Public Enterprises on the post-privatization restructuring of the electric power sector. He has also provided legal, policy and regulatory support to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. Furthermore, he has advised the World Bank on electric power sector related issues. Ayodele maintains a seat at the table in the negotiation of almost all major electric power sector transactions in Nigeria and remains key in the negotiation of energy (including refining and pipeline) infrastructure projects and financing transactions, across Nigeria. He has been described as being “responsive and valuable”, is noted for “excellent service” and his “keen work ethic and an unyielding commitment to quality”. He is an adjunct lecturer and author of leading energy texts.

Details of the Training:

Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

Physical registration:

Fee: 70,000 Naira

Early Bird: 60,000 Naira (ends 15th May, 2023)

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Reg link: https://linktr.ee/Lawlexis

 

Virtual Session (ZOOM)

Early Bird: 40,000 (ends 15th May, 2023)

Regular Fee: 50,000

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3KEW99c

 

Bank Transfer Details;

Name: Lawlexis International

Bank: Fidelity Bank

Acct Num: 4011176564

Registration fee covers lecture materials, and Certification. Participants also get 10 ICLE Points for participation.

Meet The Faculty: Tolu Aderemi

Meet The Faculty: Tolu Aderemi

Tolulope Aderemi is a John Taylor scholar of the prestigious University of Aberdeen, Scotland, a Visiting Professor at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, a Doctoral student at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa He is the Chairman, International Law Association (ILA) Arbitration Committee, Chairman, Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, Training Committee and Partner/Director, Perchstone & Graeys Consulting Limited (UK), the United Kingdom branch of the company. Tolulope’s expertise has been firmly established in oil & gas, power/electricity, commercial litigation and international arbitration. In 2021, his portfolio expanded into superintending over the Perchstone & Graeys’ Consulting Services (UK) whose focus is to drive multi-jurisdictional investment into Nigeria from diverse areas which include but not limited to oil & gas, fintech, power and real estate.

Tolulope is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Commission on Arbitration & ADR pursuant to his nomination by Nigeria to Paris. He is a member of the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Nigerian Branch. Tolulope is an accomplished author and editor of several sector-focused book publications some of which include one of Nigeria’s best texts on arbitration; the International Commercial Arbitration: A Practitioner’s Perspective’ and more recently, a book titled ‘From the Ivory Tower To The Hallowed Halls of Justice, a book in honour of retired Hon. Justice Mojeed Owoade of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.

Details of the Training:

Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

Physical registration:

Fee: 70,000 Naira

Early Bird: 60,000 Naira (ends 15th May, 2023)

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Reg link: https://linktr.ee/Lawlexis

 

Virtual Session (ZOOM)

Early Bird: 40,000 (ends 15th May, 2023)

Regular Fee: 50,000

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3KEW99c

 

Bank Transfer Details;

Name: Lawlexis International

Bank: Fidelity Bank

Acct Num: 4011176564

Registration fee covers lecture materials, and Certification. Participants also get 10 ICLE Points for participation.

Meet The Faculty: Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN

Meet The Faculty: Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN

Chukwuka Ikwuazom heads the Taxation practice and is a key member of our Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice at Aluko & Oyebode. Chukwuka has considerable tax advisory and adjudicatory experience. He renders ongoing tax advice to the Firm’s clients, including those in the oil and gas sector. He has also represented clients in tax litigation before several courts in Nigeria. As a Partner in our Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice, Chukwuka has worked closely with Babatunde Fagbohunlu as lead counsel in representing clients in numerous litigation and arbitration proceedings. Chukwuka was a key member of the team (led by Babatunde Fagbohunlu) which won a favourable award for our clients in an arbitration involving several tax disputes arising from the operation and performance of a 1993 PSC executed between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and a number of IOCs.

Details of the Training:

Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

Physical registration:

Fee: 70,000 Naira

Early Bird: 60,000 Naira (ends 15th May, 2023)

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Reg link: https://linktr.ee/Lawlexis

 

Virtual Session (ZOOM)

Early Bird: 40,000 (ends 15th May, 2023)

Regular Fee: 50,000

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3KEW99c

 

Bank Transfer Details;

Name: Lawlexis International

Bank: Fidelity Bank

Acct Num: 4011176564

Registration fee covers lecture materials, and Certification. Participants also get 10 ICLE Points for participation.

 

Beyond the Badge: “The Nigerian Police Force Might Not Be Your Friend…But Do Not Assault a Policeman.” |  Annakar, Hallelujah Tor Esq.

Beyond the Badge: “The Nigerian Police Force Might Not Be Your Friend…But Do Not Assault a Policeman.” |  Annakar, Hallelujah Tor Esq.

The Police is your friend.”

This phrase was intended to be reassuring and to help rebrand the Nigerian police force, but this PR bird did not just take flight. In fact, according to Vera Onana, a phrase that was intended to allay public misgivings and fears about the police only served to make it out to be a hilarious irony. Additionally, using israther than areis a glaring grammatical mistake given that the phrase is plural.

This article does not, however, attempt to evaluate the English language proficiency of the Nigerian Police Force or critique a public relations campaign that failed to have the desired effect. Neither will this article take you on a depressing tale of the statistics on police brutality in Nigeria. This article will make better use of your time.

It is important to recognize that public perception is not homogenous and that opinions can vary significantly within and across communities. However, many Nigerians do not hold the Police in very high regard. Scratch: Many Nigerians do not hold law enforcement in very high regard, and for very good reasons too!

However, none of the very good reasons for mistrusting law enforcement is also an excuse to assault a police officer or any law enforcement officer. But if you are a celebrity or very powerful personality and you need other compelling factors to convince you why you must not, against your better judgment, assault a police or law enforcement officer other than notable and obvious reasons such as assaulting a law enforcement officer being a criminal act and it being a direct act of disrespect for their authority and the rule of law they represent, then let me quickly spell out other reasons why you should not assault or condone the assault of a police officer.

  1. Upholding the Rule of Law: Assaulting a police or law enforcement officer undermines the very foundation of the rule of law. The rule of law ensures that everyone is subject to and protected by the law, including both civilians and law enforcement personnel. When an officer is assaulted, it sends a message that some individuals believe they are above the law or can take justice into their own hands. This erodes trust in the legal system and can lead to a breakdown in social order.
  2. Protecting Public Safety: Despite their well-documented failings, police and law enforcement officers play a crucial role in ensuring public safety. They respond to emergencies, investigate crimes, and maintain order in society. Assaulting an officer not only puts their safety at risk but also hampers their ability to carry out their duties effectively. By attacking a law enforcement officer, individuals jeopardize the safety of the community they serve, as it may deter officers from taking proactive measures to prevent crime and protect citizens.
  3. Preserving the Integrity of the Justice System: Assaulting a police or law enforcement officer can have far-reaching implications for the integrity of the justice system. Officers are often called upon to serve as witnesses in criminal cases, and their credibility and reliability are essential to ensuring a fair trial. When an officer is assaulted, it can undermine their ability to provide accurate testimony or cooperate fully with investigations, leading to challenges in prosecuting offenders and potentially resulting in miscarriages of justice.
  4. Promoting Respect for Human Rights: You cannot fight for human rights for all while neglecting the rights of others. Respect for human rights, including the right to physical integrity and security, is a fundamental principle that societies strive to uphold. Police and law enforcement officers are tasked with protecting these rights and ensuring justice for all. Assaulting an officer violates their basic human rights and, by extension, undermines the principle of respecting the rights of others. Upholding the sanctity of human rights is vital for maintaining a just and equitable society.
  5. Fostering Trust and Collaboration: Trust between law enforcement and the community is essential for effective crime prevention and solving cases. Assaulting an officer erodes the trust and cooperation necessary for a productive relationship between law enforcement and the public. When trust is lost, individuals may be less willing to come forward with information or seek assistance from law enforcement, hindering efforts to address crime and maintain community safety.

I am not under any presumptions, and I understand that many of us are disgruntled and angry at the “system” and the agencies that serve it, particularly law enforcement agencies and agents. However, we must deconstruct the system and look beyond the veil of these agents, who are trained to carry out instructions to the latter. It’s essential to recognize that police and law enforcement officers are part of a larger system and are often tasked with carrying out instructions or policies set by higher authorities or governing bodies. It’s crucial to separate the actions of individual officers from the broader systemic issues that may exist.

Addressing grievances and seeking change in the system requires understanding the underlying structures, policies, and practices that shape law enforcement agencies. By directing attention towards systemic issues, it becomes possible to advocate for meaningful reforms that can lead to more equitable and just outcomes.

It is important to approach these efforts with a constructive mindset, acknowledging that the vast majority of law enforcement officers strive to fulfill their duties responsibly and ethically. By focusing on systemic factors and engaging in meaningful discussions and actions, it becomes possible to drive positive change while promoting a more just and accountable law enforcement system.

It’s important to note that while assaulting law enforcement officers is considered wrong, this does not mean that law enforcement is immune to criticism or that individual officers are exempt from accountability for any wrongdoing. Upholding the law and maintaining order should always be balanced with respect for human rights and the principles of justice.

So, while the Nigerian Police Force is not your friend, it is neither your enemy, and you should not assault a police or law enforcement officer—not even if you are the son of an Afrobeat legend.

Annakar, Hallelujah Tor Esq. is a lawyer based in Abuja with interests in corporate commercial law, technology and human rights.

Career Training For Lawyers: Meet The Faculty

Career Training For Lawyers: Meet The Faculty

Dayo Adu is the Managing Partner at Famsville Solicitors, he advises on due diligence, Regulatory and Compliance audit, corporate and internal investigations, and general commercial law. He also renders legal advice on foreign investment in Nigeria, corporate structures for investment, investment incentives; tax breaks for foreign investors and company establishment procedures. He has advised both indigenous and international firms on general commercial laws cutting across different industries and draws from his dispute resolution background.

He is a professional negotiator and mediator (“PNM”) and also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“ACIARB”) England. He has also co-authored the Nigeria chapter for several notable international publications on Business Crimes, Labour & Employment Law, Product Liability, Corporate Immigration and Construction Law. He was a working Nigeria member of the Global Employment Institute of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) for several years.

Dayo was recently recognized by the World Bank for his contribution to “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”.

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Theme: “New Developments In Corporate Law”.

Date: 25th and 26th May, 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm daily

 

Modules:

– Tax Law

– Ethics and Corporate Governance

– Energy Law

– ESG And Risk Management

– Capital Markets And Securities Law

– Commercial Arbitration

 

Members of Faculty

– Mr. Tolu Aderemi (Partner Perchstone & Graeys)

– Mrs. Folashade Alli (Partner, Folashade Alli & Associates)

– Dr. Ayodele Oni (Partner, Bloomfiled Law Practice)

– Mr. Chukwua Ikwuazom SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

– Miss Bukola Iji (Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.)

– Mr. Dayo Adu (Partner, Famsville Solicitors)

 

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Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

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How To Draft Valid Arbitration Agreements: Essential Provisions | Oluwatoyin Bamidele Oni

How To Draft Valid Arbitration Agreements: Essential Provisions | Oluwatoyin Bamidele Oni

Arbitral proceedings are expressions of the will of the parties of which party autonomy is consciously guarded. The existence of an arbitration agreement is essential as it indicates the parties’ consent to settle their dispute by arbitration.

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (ACA) gives no express definition to the term “Arbitration Agreement” but it describes the form of the agreement which is why parties must take extra precautions when executing an arbitration agreement (either as a standalone agreement or as part of another commercial agreement).

By virtue of Section 1(2) of the ACA, an Arbitration Agreement must be in writing and contained in a document signed by the parties or in an exchange of letters, telex, telegram, or other means of communication which provide a record of arbitration agreement, or in any other documents in which the existence of an arbitration agreement is alleged by one party and not denied by another.

Therefore, the way and manner an arbitration agreement/clause is drafted Is very crucial to the commercial relationship between the parties. It is pertinent to note that Arbitral Tribunals have been advised to refuse to conduct arbitration proceedings where the Arbitral clause is ambiguous.

When drafting Arbitration clauses, both the drafters and the parties are advised to state their intent in clear terms devoid of ambiguity and obscurity. To draft a valid Arbitration clause/agreement, the parties must first agree on the following fundamental terms:

  1. Scope of the Arbitration Agreement:

Parties must agree on the types of disputes that can be referred to arbitration under the agreement. A poorly drafted scope may deprive the tribunal of jurisdiction over all or part of the disputes. It is advisable to refer all disputes to Arbitration. Although parties are at liberty to refer only specific contract claims to arbitration, they may also expand the scope to include all disputes related to the contract, including non-contractual claims. In expressing this scope, Parties may use terms like “all disputes arising out of the contract”, “all disputes in connection or related to the contract”, or “all disputes arising under the contract”.

  1. Parties:

The parties to the Arbitration Agreement should be clearly stated, they should be natural persons or legal entities who are capable of entering into an agreement of this nature and against whom any award will be enforceable.

  1. Language of the Arbitration:

This is the language in which all submissions and evidence will be presented during the Arbitral proceedings. The parties should ascertain the language of the proceedings. The language of the arbitration also includes the words, clauses and phrases used in the agreement.  This is important especially where parties are from countries with different first languages.

  1. Number and appointment of Arbitrators

Depending on the complexity, technicalities and the nature of the dispute, a Sole Arbitrator or an Arbitral Tribunal should be specified. Appointing a Sole Arbitrator is cost effective but where the dispute is a complex one with high commercial and reputational value, it is advisable to use a tribunal which consists of three arbitrators. When the parties opt for a tribunal, each party would each appoint an arbitrator and the 2 appointed arbitrators will then agree on a third arbitrator who should also be the chairman, where it is difficult to appoint the arbitrators, parties can agree that appointments be made by an appointing authority or body like the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb), LCIA etc.

  1. Features or qualifications of the Arbitrator(s)

One of the advantages of Arbitration over litigation is that it allows parties to determine the qualifications, characteristics, and experience that arbitrators should have before they can be qualified for appointment. This include conditions like nationality, industry/sector experience, biases or previous relationships with any of the parties etc. This is not a compulsory requirement and parties should ensure that the category of arbitrators to be appointed is not unduly narrow and unrealistic.

  1. Seat of the Arbitration

This refers to the procedural laws of the arbitration. it determines the rights to enforce the arbitral awards and the interim remedies available to the parties. The seat of arbitration has to do with the procedural laws while the venue of arbitration is simply the physical place where the arbitration will take place.

  1. Governing law of the Arbitration Agreement

This is important especially for international transactions, the law of the substantive contract may be different from the law governing the arbitration agreement.

  1. Choice of rules to govern the Proceedings.

When drafting an arbitration agreement, you may want to adopt the rules of an established arbitral institution, such as NICArb rules or LCIA, to govern the arbitration procedure. This enables the institution to administer the dispute (for a fee) based on its already established rules which is usually fair and impartial.

  1. Consolidation and joinder of Arbitral proceedings

This is common in multi-contract arrangements, where different tribunals may be appointed to deal with multiple arbitrations in relation to the same or similar set of facts. Parties should ensure that the arbitration agreements in each interrelated contract allows for consolidation of the various arbitration arising from the same or interrelated contract as non-joinder of this different arbitrations may lead to additional costs, delays, and multiple conflicting decisions.

  1. Multi-tiered clauses

This avails the parties the opportunity to explore various stages and types of ADR mechanism before finally exploring arbitration. Parties can attempt settlement of the disputes through other ADR mechanisms like Negotiation, Mediation or Conciliation before finally resorting to arbitration. This should be drafted with clear timelines which can be enforced with or without the active participation of any uninterested party in order not to frustrate the entire process.

Conclusion: Having discussed the various components and essential elements in a valid commercial agreement, I will share general guidelines for drafting all these components and a sample arbitration agreement will be provided in the next episode.

 

Oluwatoyin Bamidele Oni is a Corporate-Commercial Lawyer and a writer whose works are widely published. He has years of experience both in Arbitration, Project Finance, Infrastructure and PPP, Mergers, and Acquisition.

Oluwatoyin Bamidele Oni is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb), a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSAN), a member of Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative (DRLI), a member of The International Organisation of Management Professionals (IOMP), a member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), a member of the Space Law & Arbitration Association (SLAA), and a member of Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration.