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 …

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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 …

How to recover your premises from a tenant in Nigeria

The challenge of recovering premises from a tenant is a quagmire every landlord can relate to in Nigeria. Evicting a tenant who is in lawful occupation must be done in accordance with the requisite landlord and tenancy laws. Some landlords have resorted to self help by taking actions such as locking the door of the …

GROUNDS FOR OBJECTING TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF A DOCUMENT IN PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA.

Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq When a witness is led in evidence in chief to tender a document, such a witness is referred to his deposition on oath and pointed to a place where he pleaded the document the document sought to be tendered. Counsel applies to show the document to the witness and …

The right to Cross examination: A fundamental bedrock of Fair hearing in Nigeria.

Cross examination is fundamental aspect of every trial to ensure justice in every case. Parties in every proceedings are given the right and chance to Cross examine an adverse witness in a case. This is to say that the strength or weakness of every case lies on cross examination. Cross examination is a rudimentary process …

CHALLENGES OF GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA: A GUIDE TO AN EFFECTIVE ORDER

INTRODUCTION When a civil matter is before a court of competent jurisdiction, trial conducted, evidence given on both sides and the Judge gives his judgement, granting prayers sought in the claim in favour of a party against the other. The victorious party exuberates, ready to enjoy the fruits of his labour and collect the judgement …