Litigation

The firm is one of the oldest litigation firms having been established since 1978. It is reputed for its vast litigation practice and has been involved in several landmark cases where significant principles of law have been decided. We act daily in the resolution of disputes for our clients providing adequate representation for them before all courts of record in Nigeria.

The Principal Partner of the firm, one of the oldest and leading Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a crop of other seasoned Advocates in the firm, are well versed in all aspects of litigation and trial advocacy, thereby positioning the firm as the first choice for clients.

The litigation practice of the firm covers various sectors such as Banking, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Corporate Governance, Insurance, Election Petitions, Real Estate, Family Law, Shipping & many more

Some of the reported celebrated cases on novel issues handled by the firm include-

Kotoye v. Central Bank of Nigeria [1985 1 NWLR (Pt. 98) 419] -the justification for the grant of an ex parte order of injunction.

Ore Onakoya v. State [2002 LPELR-SC 11] – the effect of the duplicity of a charge.

Mannesman v. A. I. C [2001 1 NWLR (Pt. 695) 457] – the mode of applying for an order of subrogation.

Oshinloye v. St Rowland [1997 4 NWLR (Pt.500) 387] – the principles guiding a Plaintiff’s right to discontinue a suit.

Kasunmu v. Securities and Exchange Commission [2008 LPELR-CA/L/451/2004] – whether only a Solicitor duly registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission can act as a Solicitor to a public issue.

National Bank of Nigeria v. N.E.T. -1986 3 NWLR (Pt. 31) 667- whether a valid appeal is sine qua non to the grant of an application for stay of further proceedings.

Celtel Nigeria BV v. Econet Wireless Nigeria (2014) LPELR-22430 (CA)- on principles guiding the setting aside of an arbitral award.

Akinsanya V United Bank for Africa (1986) 4 NWLR Part 35 page 273- This appeal before the Supreme Court dealt with a very important and novel aspect of commercial law in Nigeria. It dealt with Bankers’ commercial credit [documentary credits], an aspect of the law that arises in connection with international trade.