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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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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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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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PRINCE JOEL LAUNCHES HIS BOOK – “COMPILATION OF ARTICLES ON LAW & PROPERTY IN NIGERIA: SIMPLIFIED”

Renowned Nigerian Lawyer & Blogger Prince O. Williams-Joel today launched his book ‘Compilation of Articles on Law & Property in Nigeria: Simplified’ published by Prince Joel & Associates Press . The thriving real estate sector in Nigeria is not without its peculiarities and emerging trends, this has thrown up the necessity for an assemblage of resource materials on varying subject matter in the real estate practice in Nigeria with particular focus on addressing industrial challenges. In his latest book, Prince Joel draws from over 15 years of experience in real estate to describe realities of land/property acquisition, ownership and to rectify...

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