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 … Continue reading HOW TO START YOUR OWN LAW FIRM IN NIGERIA.
The swearing clause is a fundamental requirement of every affidavit or witness statement on oath. There have been instances where processes are filed without counsel inserting the oath clause. Is this omission a mere irregularity or fatal to the case? The oath Act 2004 provides that all Oaths must be in accordance with the oath … Continue reading The effect of an affidavit or witness statement on oath without the swearing clause in Nigeria.
During proceedings on child custody, some people believe that it is the child who decides whether the mother should be in custody or the father. While this may play a pivotal role in determining Child custody. Such a decision by the child is not absolute and automatic. The court will still look at other considerations … Continue reading Is the decision of a child on who should have custody absolute 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 … Continue reading HOW TO DISCREDIT THE TESTIMONY OF AN EXPERT WITNESS THROUGH CROSS EXAMINATION IN NIGERIA.
Burglary and house breaking are crimes in Nigeria with the same elements. The only distinguishing factor between the two is the time when it is committed. According to Wikipedia Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is an unlawful entry into a building or other location for the purposes of committing an offence. … Continue reading The thin line between burglary and house breaking 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 … Continue reading PROCEDURE FOR ACQUIRING LICENCED FIREARMS 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 … Continue reading HOW TO INVESTIGATE TITLE TO LAND IN NIGERIA.
Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq. Ethics, morality and public morality have always influenced legal policies especially criminalisation in all societies. They are in fact the most important factors which sets social order and criminal law policies. Various legal systems have declared various acts as illegal and criminal for being against the principles of morality. … Continue reading THAT SOCIETY IS FIXED WHICH MORALITY IS DEFINED. APPRAISE IN THE CONTEXT OF CRIMINALISATION IN THE SOCIETY.