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ABDU V. THE STATE

ETHICS – JUDGE: - Trial court judge – Whether it is essential that all persons who hold the high office of a High Court Judge and the like must always and constantly display learning, understanding and an appreciable level of awareness of their responsibilities in the performance of their duties and obligations – Attitude of appellate court to failure thereto

ABDULHAMID V. AKAR

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER: - Recourse to the inelegant procedure of Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 1979 to initiate suits where writ of summons would be appropriate – Need for counsel to study the facts of the case well so as determine an originating procedure which will not lead to the loss of their client’s viable case on ground of jurisdiction

ABDULLAHI ISA V. THE QUEEN

ETHICS – PROSECUTION: Failure to prove case due to inconsistent testimony from multiple prosecution witnesses

ABIODUN V. ADEHIN

 ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER - Preparation of grounds of appeal - Need for care.

ABIOLA V. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

 ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Right of accused person to counsel of his choice - Where there is dispute by counsel as to who has authority to represent accused - Need for State to avail accused person in detention  the opportunity of selecting counsel of his choice -Various ways accused person in custody can indicate counsel of his choice

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Right of accused to counsel of his choice - Where two counsel are claiming authority to represent accused person - Who can determine the counsel with proper authority.

ABRAHAM V. JUTSUN

ETHICS:- Solicitor - Costs - Payment by solicitor personally - Notice of complaint and opportunity to answer it - Order set aside in absence of such notice or opportunity - Supreme Court Costs Rules, 1959, r 8(1)(c), (2).

ABUAH IN RE

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Professional Ethics – Person struck off the Roll of Legal Practitioners due to conviction for a criminal offence - Application for re-instatement of applicant’s name on the Roll of Legal Practitioners in Nigeria – Factors considered by court - Grant of free pardon to lawyer- Effect.

ABUAH V. LEGAL PRACTITIONERS COMMITTEE

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS - Legal Practitioners Committee - Legal Practitioners Act Cap. 101 - Striking of the roll - Officer of Court – Whether Court has discretion to strike name off the roll - Grounds - Conviction for a criminal offence - Enquiry into conduct of Legal practitioner following conviction for criminal offence - Legal Practitioners Act Cap. 101, section 31.

ABUAH V. QUEEN

ETHICS: Legal Practitioner - Forgery, uttering and obtaining by false pretences – When an act on behalf of a client by a lawyer is not bona fide –

ABUBAKAR V. CHUKS

 

ABURIME V. NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: - Taxation of legal practitioners - Practitioner suing client for fees - Remuneration of barrister regarded as honorarium - Discretion to refuse a brief - Order 32 Rule (2), High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, Western Nigeria Cap. 44 1959 - Legal Practitioners Act 1962 No. 33 Section 12.

ADEPOJU V. ADEPOJU

 

ADDIS V. CROCKER AND OTHERS (CA)

ETHICS -  PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: Lawyers - Discipline - Disciplinary committee - Privilege against liability for defamation - Solicitors Act, 1957(5 AND 6 Eliz 2 c 27), s 46 - Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules, 1957 (SI 1957 No 2240), r 21.

ADDO V. THE STATE

 

ADELEKE V. AWOLIYI AND ANOTHER

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER – DEFENCE COUNSEL: Duty to bring certain matters to the notice of the court and duty not to seek to profit therefrom to the prejudice of the plaintiff

ADEPEHIN V. THE QUEEN

ETHICS – PROSECUTOR:- Failure of prosecution to appeal decision of a trial court – Attitude of appellate court thereto

ADEPOJU V. ADEPOJU

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Matrimonial proceedings – Divorce – Necessity that Counsel drawing up divorce petitions comply strictly with the Rules and follow as closely as possible the statutory forms laid down – Need for Counsel to ensure that the descriptions of the parties and the place where the marriage was celebrated and place of cohabitation agree with those given in the marriage certificate – Where there are discrepancies – Proper way to handle same

ADEYEMI V. ADEYEMI

ETHICS – MEDICAL PRACTITIONER: - Doctor treating child of married woman – Propriety of carrying on sexual relations with woman – Attitude of court thereto

ADOKO  V. PAL

ETHICS –LEGAL PRACTITIONER: - Reputation of a legal practitioner – Relevance for defamation actions – When a legal practitioner’s libel action in defence of professional reputation would be deemed an abuse of court process

ADUKE V. ABIONA

 ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER: Poor guidance of client – Effect – Attitude of court thereto

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK  LTD. V. ELOSIUBA

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Negligence of counsel - When court would exercise discretion in favour of party.

 

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD . V. ADEBESIN

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Refusal to address court upon court’s request – Propriety

AFRICAN REINSURANCE CORPORATION V.  JDP CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA LIMITED

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:– Counsel – Duty of counsel to cite legal authorities in support of his client’s case – Attitude of court to failure thereto

AFRICAN TIMBER & PLYWOOD NIGERIA LIMITED & ORS V. CHIEF WARRI OGODO & ANOR

 ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Duty of counsel to inform Registrar as soon as he is no longer authorized to accept service on behalf of a party to ongoing judicial proceeding – Effect of failure thereto 

AGBONMAGBE BANK LIMITED V. G. B. OLLIVANT

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Duty of counsel – Duty to file writs and pleadings which properly reflect the right parties to the suit – Effect of failure thereto

AGU V. IKEWEBE

 

AHMADU MAKUN & ORS. V. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER - DUTY OF COUNSEL:- Duty of counsel in handling a case and the remedy available to a dissatisfied litigant

AINSBURY V.  MILLINGTON

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONERS:- Duty of prosecutors and defence counsel in publicly funded litigation – Where no live issue is disclosed of event occurring which disposes of issues between parties – Duty of both counsel to court

AJAYI  V. OMOROGBE

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Negligence of counsel - Negligence of litigant - Distinction between - Relevance of distinction

 

AJAYI V. AJAYI

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Suing for fees - Implied authority from past conduct for Town Clerk to brief counsel on behalf of defendant under 5.170(2) of Lagos Local Government Act, 1959 unless otherwise directed - Power to brief – Whether implied from 5.170(2) itself if Town Clerk defending in place of defendant – When lawyer cannot appear for defendant after Tribunal refused to allow him in that capacity and defendant not liable if plaintiff only acting “in interest of defendant unless specially authorised by defendant – Fees payable to counsel in such circumstances

AJISEFINI V. THE QUEEN

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONERS:- Murder trials – Where accused person has multiple counsels - Duty of leading Counsel to be present

AKANNI V. THE QUEEN

ETHICS – PROSECUTION/POLICE: Failure to provide relevant evidence necessary to convict for a horrible crime – Effect

AKIN ADEJUMO  V. AYANTEGBE

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Appellate proceedings – Need for Counsel to argue Appeal on issues for determination and not grounds of appeal – Attitude of court to failure thereto – Effect

AKINOLA OLATUNBOSUN V. THE STATE

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER- DUTY: - Duty of counsel to promptly take objection to any perceived irregularity relating at least to procedure or charge

AKINTOLA AND ANOR.  V. SOLANO

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Pleadings – Duty of counsel to draft proper pleadings – Duty of court and counsel to ask for proper reliefs based on the State of pleadings from Court – Duty of Counsel to know the State of the law with regard to any applicable set of facts and be ready to address the court on same

AKPAN V. STATE

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Ignorance or ineptitude of counsel -Attitude of court thereto.

 

AKPASUBI V. UMWENI

ETHICS:– Legal Practitioner - Evidence rejected/discredited by trial court and not appealed against – Questions of facts appealed against without leave of court sought and obtained – Effect on client’s brief

 

AKULEGA V. BENUE STATE  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:– Counsel citing principles and authorities – Duty of counsel to relate same to matter in issue.

AKUMOJU V. AKANO MOSADOLORUN

LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- lpse dixit of counsel not borne out by the record of appeal - Effect

LEGAL PERSONALITY:- Legal persona - Defendant dying before judgment - Effect - Proper order to make .

ALADE V. PAYNE

ETHICS – JUDGE:- Trial Court - Effect of relying upon evidence from a prior judgment relating to the res which is not properly before the court – Attitude of appellate court thereto

ALADE V. ALEMULOKE AND OTHERS

ETHICS - LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Need to help decongest Courts and not inundate the courts with appeals that should not come before it

ALAKIJA V. THE MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

ETHICS – MEDICAL PRACTITIONER:- Investigation of wrongdoing against member of a professional group – Constitution and sitting of investigative panels  - need to observe rules of fair hearing and natural justice

ALH. MOHAMMED MOHAMMED V. MARTINS ELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD

LEGAL PRACTITIONER - A LEGAL PRACTITIONER: Who is a legal practitioner

ALHAJI ABDULKADIR BALARABE MUSA V. AUTA HAMZA & ORS

ETHICS – LEGAL PRACTITIONER:- Negligence - Failure to observe rules of court - No exceptional circumstances shown for application for extension of time to file the brief – Where judgment of the Court of Appeal has not been exhibited for the application to amend and argue additional grounds of appeal – Effect

ALHAJI AMINU JUBRILLAH ABDULLAHI & ORS V. MRS. CHRISTIANA IYABO ADETUTU

 

ALLINSON V. GENERAL COUNCIL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION.

ETHICS MEDICAL PRACTITIONER: Medical Practitioner - General Council of Medical Education and Registration - Removal of Name from Register - Power of Court to review Decision - "Infamous conduct in a professional respect" - Judicial Inquiry - Domestic Forum - Personal Interest of Member of Tribunal - Medical Act (21 AND amp; 22 Vict. c. 90), ss. 28, 29.


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