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Nigeria is a federal republic of 36 states. Abuja is the capital although Lagos is the largest city, not only in Nigeria, but in sub-Saharan Africa and is a significant regional commercial and legal hub. The Nigerian legal system is based on English common law modified by Nigerian rulings, the Constitution, customary law, Islamic (Shari'a) law ...[Read More]


Corporate Counsel Strategy Summit, Nigeria - New Date

African legal journal, ESQ, will be hosting a corporate counsel strategy summit in Lagos, Nigeria, on 24 September 2013, supported by the Law Society's International Division.  Please note the new date.

Law Society practice management training in Lagos: November 2012

The Law Society of England and Wales will be running a one-day training programme on law firm practice management in Lagos on 8 November. This intensive course demonstrates the key components of business development for a law firm and is essential for those looking to excel in a domestic and international business context.

Legal life in ... Nigeria

Mrs Funke Adekoya SAN is head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group for AELEX. She shares with 'Legal life ...' her experiences as one of Nigeria's leading female lawyers, changes to the legal landscape and shares advice for those doing business or visiting Nigeria.

Law Society's Nigerian partner wins MacArthur award

The partner organisation of the Law Society’s Nigerian Duty Solicitor Scheme has won the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.