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LITIGATION V ARBITRATION I: BENEFITS OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM, HYPOTHETICAL EXAMPLE

In 2011, Chief Uchendu gave Kingsley Ikechukwu a parcel of land in Victoria Island, Lagos State. The gift was a free and friendly transaction without execution of any document of transfer of land. Kingsley built a house on the land and started living there. The good relationship continued until 2016 when the two parties had a slight misunderstanding. Chief Uchendu through his Attorney instituted an action in the High Court praying for an order of Court to declare Kingsley Ikechukwu a trespasser on his parcel of land at Victoria Island (the one he already gave to him) and also to perpetually...

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MAINTENANCE UNDER NIGERIA MATRIMONIAL PROCEEDING.

Maintenance is an aspect under family law in Nigeria, the law regulating family law practice in Nigeria can be categorized into statutory law, customary law and Islamic law. Statutory law regulating family law gained its inspiration from United Kingdom by the principle of statute of general application but the laws have been re-enacted on many occasions. By the provision of section 70 (1) & (2) 0f the MCA, there are two types of maintenance; Maintenance Pendente Lite ( Pending trial)Maintenance Per se (permanent) Maintenance Pendente Lite (Pending Trial) This was established under section 70(2) of Matrimonial Causes Act, the law provides that; Subject to...

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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT.

SUMMARY JUDGMENT A Summary judgment is the procedure whereby judgment is entered in favour of the plaintiff/claimant summarily without going through a full trial that is hearing of evidence and written address by counsel. The judgment is based on the writ of summons, the statement of claim and sometimes statement of defence which discloses no reasonable defence.  It is a quick or speedy means of disposing a case particularly when the matter is not contentious or when the defendant has no defence to the plaintiff's claim. The procedure ensures the preclusion of frivolous defences for purpose of mere delay. A summary...

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YOU AND YOUR LAWYER.

A legal practitioner is a person who through a regular program of study is learned in legal matters and has been licensed to practice his or her profession.  In Oketade v. Adewunmi, the Supreme Court defined a legal practitioner as follows …By virtue of sections 2(1) and 24 of the legal practitioners Act a person is entitled to practice as a barrister and solicitor if and only; his name is on the roll. And “legal practitioner’’ means a person entitled in accordance with the provisions of the Act to practice as a Barrister or as a Barrister and Solicitor, either generally...

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Prince Joel, delivered a talk at NBA Section on Law Practice Seminar.

Our Managing Partner, Prince Williams-Joel. Esq , popularly known as Prince Joel, delivered a talk at the just concluded NBA Section on Law Practice Seminar tagged: Trends in Modern Day Law Practice, which took place at the ACE Hall, City Mall Lagos Island, Lagos. Prince Joel, a seasoned digital and commercial legal practitioner spoke from the wealth of experience he has garnered over the years on the topic, Harnessing Social Media Resources to create visibility. The Benefits and disadvantages. Prince Joel spoke alongside Mr. Adedunmade Onibokun of Legal Naija and Ms. Busola Ajala of Strictly Law Biz. Prince Joel in the course...

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PJA Felicitates With The Lagos State Governor On The Successful Completion Of Christopher Olatunde Segun Court House (High Court and Magistrate Court) Ajah-Eti-Osa.

The Law Firm of Prince Joel & Associate, owners of www.Ibejulekkilawyer.com and www.immigrationlawyernigeria.com (Legal blog) Congratulates the Governor of Lagos State His Excellency Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, the Honorable Chief Justice of Lagos, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba,,the entire Judiciary, gentlemen of the Bar and the entire Eti-Osa Community on the successful completion of Christopher Olatunde Segun Court House (High Court and Magistrate Court) Ajah-Eti-Osa. We share the joy of the Eti-Osa entire community, litigants, our learned friends practicing within Lekki, Ajah,,VGC- Ikota and Ibeju Lekki and other stakeholders on this glorious day.  This giant stride will ease and aid the administration of justice system and bring justice...

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NBA Law Week 2019

The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch, rounded off its 2019 Law Week, with the theme “Law and Development in an Emerging Economy”, on Friday 21st June, 2019. The event took place at the City Hall, Lagos. The penultimate event was marked by technical sessions which dealt with various issues relating to the law and development. Our Senior Partner, Prince O Williams-Joel Esq, was on ground to discuss the value of branding in Nigeria in one of the sessions. Here are some pictures from the events….. ...

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CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ON “HOME OWNERSHIP AND PROPERTY INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA MADE EASY”

Our managing partner attended and participated in The Nigeria Diaspora Mortgage and Property Conference/Exhibition Sponsored and hosted by major players in the Nigerian real estate market, including Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN), the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc (NMRC), the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) as well as the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), held at The Crowne Plaza London - Battersea,on the 17th and 18th May 2019, THE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ON “HOME OWNERSHIP AND PROPERTY INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA MADE EASY” was a gathering of key stakeholders of the housing and property market in Nigeria...

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Prince Surprise Tour by his friend.

Our Managing Partner, Prince Joel was treated to a surprise by his friend, where he pre-registered him for a business tour to Annecy-France.. The Tour include among other things a visit to discover the first 100% electrical EXCAVATOR FOR URBAN BUILDING.. The name of the company is MECALAC. He saw all the brands for Excavator Machines and how they are produced from start to finish. Mecalac is an International Manufacturer of wheel excavators, Crawler excavators and wheel loaders. So many innovative and compact machines adapted to the wide range of construction, exchanges from which spring exciting ideas.. RECYCLING FACTORY:: A visit to one of...

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STATE OF NIGERIA CONFERENCE.

The annual State of Nigeria conference organized by London School of Economics Nigerian Society came to a close at the weekend. The conference was held at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics (LSE), London. The conference attracted various keynote speakers from various backgrounds of academics, law, journalism, business, technology and politics. The theme for this year’s conference was titled Unleashing Nigeria’s Potential. In delivering his speech on how to “Unleash Nigeria’s potential”, Prince O. Williams-Joel, the Managing Partner of Prince Joel and Associates, a leading Business and Digital law firm in Nigeria spoke on the ‘Ease of...

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