Nigerian lawyers can keep up with ongoing legal developments in the world by exposing themselves to best practices. That is why lawyers need to keep improving their professional skills. Some lawyers took that step recently when they participated in a brief-writing workshop organized in Lagos. The workshop, Brief Writing Masterclass, […]
‘The Write Partner’ assesses, criticizes, or praises the language of selected passages from Nigeria’s leading law reports. Aikhadueki  15 NWLR (Part 1431) 530- Supreme Court of Nigeria Under Facts, the law reporter begins as follows: The appellant was arraigned with other accused persons at the High Court of Imo […]
The undergraduate degree in law is Bachelor of Laws (LLB). In Nigeria and the US, you need a law degree (LLB in Nigeria; JD or LLB in the US) before you can become a lawyer. LLB is spelt LLB or LL.B., never L.L.B. But many lawyers do not understand how […]
The following types of clause are typical in contracts: An assignment clause permits, prohibits, or restricts a complete transfer of contractual rights by one or more of the contracting parties to a non-party. A confidentiality clause prohibits or restricts disclosure of specified information (usually related to intellectual property or trade […]
Kayode Sofola SAN reminds advocates to call a spade a spade, and not an agricultural implement. Sofola has a firm command of English and an ear for the apt expression. He is blessed with a literary turn of mind. He also points out that people would say methodology when method […]
Whenever I appear in court, I proudly announce myself as “Chinua Asuzu, [usually] for the Defendant.” I am visibly male, and extremely proud of it. The judge, observing my maleness etched on my rugged face, jots my name down as “Mr Chinua Asuzu.” Knowing this, I smile in silent gratitude […]
Lawyers should possess semantic exactitude—we should appreciate subtle distinctions between words or expressions that look, seem, or sound similar. In this issue, we explain the differences between: • alphabet and letter • ambiguous and vague • amount, number, and quantity • anyone and any one • awesome and awful • […]
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