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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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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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