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STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE NEW PRACTICE DIRECTION- LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE SUPREME COURT


The Nigerian Bar Association wishes to bring to the notice of all Legal Practitioners that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter S.N Onnoghen, GCON issued the Practice Direction cited as Supreme Court Legal Representation Practice Direction 2017, dated 30th May, 2017.

In view of the above, please see below the Practice Direction for the Supreme Court
“The number of Junior Counsel appearing with Learned Senior Advocates or Leading Counsel in any particular matter shall not exceed five (5) per Senior Advocate or Leading Counsel.”

This Practice Direction may be cited as Supreme Court Legal Representation Practice Direction 2017.

Dated at Abuja this 12th day of July 2017

Thank you.

Isiaka Abiola Olagunju Esq
General Secretary, NBA

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