7 EFFECTIVE WAYS YOUNG LAWYERS CAN ATTRACT CLIENTS IN NIGERIA.

The RPC does not really favour young lawyers due to the fact that lawyers are restricted with respect to advertising and marketing themselves. Most professions advertises and solicits for work, even in the legal profession of some countries. However in Nigeria, the approach to this is different. Advertisement is a notice or display advertising a …

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PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING SEARCH AT THE LAND REGISTRY IN NIGERIA.

The Land Instrument Registration Law of each State establishes a land registry for the State, where documents relating to land within the territory are kept, and it varies from one State to another. This is conducted where a lawyer acting on the instructions of the purchaser sends application to register of Deed or completes a …

HOW TO START YOUR OWN LAW FIRM IN NIGERIA.

A legal practitioner must ensure that markets exist for his service otherwise the purpose of establishing a law firm will be defeated. It used to be old law that every lawyer must undergo pupillage before they can open a law office. Thus a lawyer of less than 5 years post call was prohibited from engaging …

PLACES WHERE A WILL CAN BE KEPT FOR SAFE CUSTODY IN NIGERIA.

A will is a testamentary document made voluntarily and lawfully executed according to the Wills law by a person called the testator with a sound disposing mind on how his estate (real and personal) will be disposed upon his death. In other words, it is a directive of a person on how his things or …

HOW TO DISCREDIT THE TESTIMONY OF AN EXPERT WITNESS THROUGH CROSS EXAMINATION IN NIGERIA.

  In most trials in Nigeria, persons are called as witness to prove a particular set of facts in a case. These set of persons are called experts meaning that they are either skilled and knowledgeable at what they do. Some of these experts are medical doctors, scientists, surveyors etc. Most times lawyers cross examining …

PROCEDURE FOR ACQUIRING LICENCED FIREARMS IN NIGERIA.

Due to high level of crime and insecurity in the country, citizens have started deeming it fit to atleast have a firearm in their homes to use for protection against armed robbers and other imminent dangers. the quest for private possession of firearm is on the increase. The possession of firearms is highly regulated so …

Enforcing claims following trademark and passing off violations in Nigeria.

The tort of passing off and trade mark infringement is very important in the life of a society. Individual person in a society has the right to life and the right to engage in any legal kind of economic activity to sustain the kind of life style that the individual has chosen. The law of …

What you should know about making a Will in Nigeria.

When a person dies, he lives behind all his assets and properties. In order to make a positive display of wishes and how his properties should be disposed after his death, he makes a will, which may also give additional directives as to his burial. This valid will confer authority on the executors to act …

How to become a member of a company in Nigeria.

There are various ways a person can become member of a company in Nigeria. Companies and Allied Matters Act regulates company activities in Nigeria and ways a person can become a member of a company. S. 79 of CAMA defined to include (1) The subscribers of the memorandum of a company shall be deemed to …

HOW TO INVESTIGATE TITLE TO LAND IN NIGERIA.

Everyday land transactions occur in Nigeria. Sometimes these lands are subject of dispute, or fraudulently sold to the purchaser even where there is an encumbrance on the said land. There are cases where a particular piece of land is sold to several persons and this causes dispute and litigation. Before purchasing piece of land, due …

How to move an oral application for bail in court.

  Bail application in court is moved just like every other motion in court. Every motion before a judge must consist of the motion, an affidavit and written address. Sometimes Counsel can move in terms of motion paper. Below is the procedure for moving a motion for bail orally in court. 1. My lord before …

How to apply for Police bail and steps to take after refusal in Nigeria.

Police bail is where a suspect is released without being charged but must return to the police station at a given time. When a person is arrested and detained by the Police for allegedly committing a crime. The constitution provides that such a suspect must be taken to court within 24 hours if there is …